Krušovice Imperial | Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
Czech Republic
krusovice.cz

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Globetrotter on 09-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
368
Reviews:
194
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.41%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 368 |  Reviews: 194
Photo of the_awesometeer
3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a clear amber color with a soapy thick head. There is a good amount of small carbonation bubbles flying up the beer. The beer smells of light malts and a nice grassy hop aroma is there as well. Overall smell seems typical for the style. The beer is light on taste but then kicks with a nice lemon flavor with a bite of hops at the end. The beer is thin but has good carbonation.

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Photo of Juiposa
3.09/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dsshuck
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TGS
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reidrover
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle purchased from Capital Market Salem OR $3.99 Pours a cleafr bright golden colour with large nice looking creamy/frothy white head. Typical Czech pils aroma biscuity malts, and floral/grassy hop. Standard. More balanced than typical ( but this bottle is 5 months old) with more caramel style malts..and the hops appear at the end. Palate it fairly typical for style also. Fairly typical Czech Pils....as always would be better fresh

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Photo of Cbmcguire
4.38/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light, clean, tasty.

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Photo of videofrog
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of retry4z
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No hop flavor, only bitterness. Brady and grainy. High carbonation. Balance to the hops, but carbonation accentuates the bitterness.

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Photo of Petar88
4.12/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djura
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found it here in Serbia, can, 0,5l

A - Golden orange color, nice bubbly white head, medium carbonation.
S - Classic Czech Pilsner aroma. Saaz, light malt and crisp bitter aromas.
T/M - Bitter taste, drinkable, refreshing. Classic pilsner.

O - Very good.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle.

A: Moderately malt with delicate, floral and slightly spicy Saaz hops.

A: Golden color, totally clear with a moderate white even head that has adequate retention with some light lacing in the glass.

T: Moderate maltiness with spicy and moderately bitter hops that are prominent, but not overwhelming which linger through the finish.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Soft mouthfeel from the water used.

O: Solid; I prefer the dark lager over their classic pilsner. While tasty this beer is super delicate and does not always make it to California intact.

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Photo of Srecko
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of risenz
4.01/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I drank beers from this brewery a lot when I was in Prague and I was amazed by how good they were and how amazingly low priced also. This “imperial” pilsener (the 5% is only a little bit above average) pours a copper color with a fairly thin white head that leaves a nice lacing, but quickly dissipates. The smell is very mild, but there is a slight malt and yeast presence and a little hint of alcohol also. The first thing that you realize about this beer upon drinking it is that it is surprisingly a solid medium bodied beer, which is unexpected given the lightness of the color. This higher body really plays to my tastes, but may not be well accepted by pilsener purists. There are some nice bready malt flavors, some yeast flavor, and a very mild fruitiness of apple followed by a hint of alcohol and a mild hop bitterness. This is a pretty unique and well balanced beer that reminds you of harvest time and goes great with the hearty Czech food. It’s definitely not as good out of the bottle as I remember it on tap, but it’s still pretty solid. It is fairly poorly rated on though, so I guess this is one case I don’t totally agree with. It may very well be that the flavor doesn’t hold up well when exported to the US.

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Photo of fr0wn3r
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.

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Photo of JamFuel
2.66/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a clear honey yellow with one skinny finger of off-white head that leaves a thick spider's web of lace as it recedes.

Smells of grainy pale malt, lemon zest, cut grass and leafy Saaz hops.

Tastes of unsalted cracker pale malt, dinner bun, faint sharp citrus and more grassy green nobel hops.

Feels light and creamy. Light bodied with finely frothy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Light and refreshing.

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Photo of neenerzig
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Saw 16.9 oz. bottles of this at a local beverage store for $1.99, so I decided to give this a shot. Poured into one of my pokal glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium golden color with a fluffy looking, white head that's initially an inch or so thick when first poured. Settles pretty quickly to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with decent lacing. Aromas of crisp malts and some earthy, floral, grassy hops. Has a nice, mildly sweet malt presence along with a hint of honey that gives way to a bit of a grassy flavor that is rounded out with a somewhat earthy and floral hop bitterness. Very good balance of flavors here. Has a crisp, yet smooth, slightly prickly, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a slightly dry and lingering bitterness. A solid beer here all around.

Eric

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Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
3.47 out of 5 based on 368 ratings.
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