Krušovice Imperial
Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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From:
Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
 
Czech Republic
Style:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #251
ABV:
5%
Score:
79
Ranked #27,824
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 14.66%
Ratings:
416
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 04, 2022
Added:
Sep 03, 2003
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  38
SCORE
79
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3.85 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Apr 04, 2022
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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Strid from Sweden

An okay Czech lager, a little pilsner-like with good bitterness, but also a little too sweet for my taste.
Relatively easy to drink, too bad that that sweet sticky-taste destroys it a little.

Feb 26, 2022
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"Best before 7/13/22"; drank 2/24/22 @ the Yarchives.

See-through dull orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice, noisy off-white head; decent lace.

Dry biscuit, bitter hops & faint cream notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Biscuit & faint cream flavors up front; bitter hop notes on the finish.

Bold, and not awful, but it's a touch abrasive. I'd have another in a pinch!

Feb 25, 2022
 
2.78 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 17, 2022
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3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Peach63 from New York

Golden yellow with a 1/2" white head, which fades to a wisp. Light lacing.

Aroma of bread, light caramel, grass

Taste is malty, cracker, slight sweetness, light bitterness.

Thin to medium body, light carbonation. Dry finish.

This is a pretty decent Pilsner.

Feb 14, 2022
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4.61/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Borzov1982 from Russian Federation

Its a first line of a Czech beer.

Oct 04, 2021
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4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dcscientist from Colorado

This is a real Czech pilsner, and you can tell the difference from American versions. Interestingly this one is even a little bit higher ABV than normal Czech ones, coming in at 5%, hence the "Imperial" in the title. Nice and dry, with just a hint of sweetness. Went great with my lamb shank dinner.

Sep 13, 2021
 
3 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Aug 13, 2021
 
3.64 by Daneve76 from Australia on May 26, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by BubbleBobble from New York

Pours a clear golden yellow (save a stray floaty or two) with a big off-white 1.5" head that leaves big streaks of lacing. Nose is malt forward, estery, lightly sweet, and a little hot, along with some spicy hop and damp field and hay. Taste plays sweet (caramel, toffee) as well with a mild touch of diacetyl; hop presence is mild, spicy, and earthy. Mouthfeel is moderate but with great, crisp carbonation. This beer looks and feels great but is a little to sweet for my taste; still, it's worth seeking out and doesn't run too pricey at all.

Mar 21, 2021
 
4 by vladn from England on Jan 17, 2021
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3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Clear gold appearance with an average size head and a fair amount of lacing. Modestly sweet, straw-like aroma with a metallic edge. Mild, herbal hop taste complimented by grainy malts. Aftertaste was dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied with an average length finish. An unpretentious pils with a name that reminded me of a Simpsons cartoon clown.

Jan 03, 2021
 
3.5 by digitalflood from New York on Nov 05, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Crystal clear golden pour, with a finger of sudsy white foam and thick lacing. Aromas of cereal and pilsner malt, honey, and buttered biscuit. Taste is much the same but with a touch of caramel and mild dankness/skunkiness. Feel is malty, more sweet yet has a skunky feeling finish. Solid pils

Oct 06, 2020
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4.61/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by Kboot658 from Wisconsin

excellent beer. Pours great, a thick frothy head. The taste is excellent a little sudsy for a lager but that's ok. Great Golden color. Right up there with Potosi gold if not better. It not to dark it's not to light.

Sep 17, 2020
 
3.04 by Mebuzzard from Colorado on Aug 30, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

poured from a 500mL can into a new glarus dimpled mug. pours a clear straw gold with almost 4 fingers of fluffy white head. smell is clean and bready albeit subdued. taste is similar with a stale bread taste. it almost has a nickel or copper flavor to it. mouthfeel is full and well carbonated. this is a good lager but i prefer quite a few others to this.

Jun 05, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by deleted_user_1292814

My #1 Pils. Superb beer all around. No complaints, other than hard to get.

May 29, 2020
 
2.47 by chiefz1 from New York on May 28, 2020
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5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by aaaabbbb

This is my most favorite beer. One of the oldest brewery in the world. My ancestry originated from about 5 miles away in the premium Czech hop growing area. Of course they were growing hops too! The brewery has the most incredible setting, just totally surrounded by hop farms as far as eye can see. It is very smooth, easy to drink with great hop taste. Make strictly from Barley, hop and water only, all ingredients 100% Czech. If you like Czech beer, this is the one to try. Unfortunately hard to get in the US.

Apr 17, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a brilliant copper orange with a large foamy white head and an inch that stays on top. Very nice looking beer.

S:. Pale malt, notes of baked bread, floral saaz hops, smells like a Czech pilsner.

T:. Pale malt, baked bread, toasted seeds, floral saaz hops sit in the back. Very nice and drinkable.

F:. Crisp, light, and drinkable.

O:. This is a fantastic beer, very drinkable.

Feb 26, 2020
 
3.38 by Lanas from Greece on Dec 23, 2019
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3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Nofoba

It pours a clear, deep golden body. Medium white head with tiny amount of lacing.

It has an aroma of pale malts, honey and grassy hops, with notes of butter and caramel.

The taste has grain, plenty of grassy hops and a little bit of butter. The finish is dry, with a mild, lingering bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth, with medium bitterness and average carbonation.

Smooth and crisp, with a notable hop presence.

Dec 02, 2019
 
3 by Dino1018 from New York on Oct 30, 2019
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3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by josanguapo from Spain

De Tercertiempocervezas. En vaso de hefe de Bavaria. Jugando a Transistor, luego a Journey of a Roach. Muy buen feel. Sin ser un dechado de sabores, se bebe bien agusto y tiene un fondo maltoso bastante superior al de una pilsen industrial

Aug 26, 2019
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4.37/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I recently took a trip up to NYC for the weekend & while there, I made a side trip to Brighton Beach. If you have never been, it is full-on Eastern European & Russian with a host of imported foods & drinks on offer, including CANs of beer for The CANQuest (tm) & Kvass! I am often scoffed at for my interests, but I know what I like.

From the CAN: "Brewed for kings since 1581"; "The Krušovice Royal Brewery is located in the rural Žatec area of the Czech Republic, home to the world-famous Saaz hops. Their rich and aromatic flavor is present in every sip of our beer."; "Premium Czech Lager"; "100% Czech Original Recipe".

I was so anxious to Crack! open the vent on this one! I love drinking Czech/BoHo Pilsners in the Summertime. I tipped it up & beCAN a slow, gentle Glug into my awaiting glass. It foamed up beautifully to form just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with great retention. Color was an equally beautiful Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, enticing The Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus to come in from the living room where they were watching MLB Network to the kitchen for a taste. Nose had the beautiful grassiness of Saaz hops & by now, my mouth was watering! Mouthfeel was medium, solid for the style. Beautiful! The taste was beautifully hopped, clean, crisp & dry. I CAN drink these beautiful beers all day during the Summer! Finish was beautifully crisp & dry. What a find & at a beautiful price. YMMV, beautiful!

Aug 01, 2019
 
3.57 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Jul 22, 2019
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3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by daliandragon from Maryland

Many years ago, I lived in southwest Poland, and visited Prague many times and several times encountered this old school Praha pilsner in various forms. This is a classic version of the style in many ways with its golden clarity and Saaz bite.

The late dryness in the aftertaste kind of hinders the otherwise solid Czech pils. There are floral and medicinal hops but they seem kind if snuffed out by the early drought. I kind of remember this as a harsh day after but I am hoping only one won't harm me too much.

Jun 30, 2019
 
4 by cryptichead from Illinois on May 27, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by Ranbot from Pennsylvania

Best Before: 19.02.2020 (no canned on date)

According to the can's flavor-text the brewery is from the Zatec area of the Czech Republic, home of Saaz hops, and "their flavor is present in every sip of our beer." I will concur this is nicely hopped. Spicy floral with a lingering grassiness. There are prominent malts too, a wave of grainy sweetness peaks early and recedes quickly as the second wave of hop bitterness peaks a few seconds later and fades slowly. It's very good.

Apr 29, 2019
 
3.19 by Skibum61 from Pennsylvania on Mar 15, 2019
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3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a crystal clear dark golden color. Incredibly effervescent with a think pillowy white head. Head collapses on itself as it dissipates leaving an uneven hill of foam and sticky white lacing along the glass.

Aroma has notes of grain, sweet bread, light grassy hops notes and some light yeast notes. As the beer warms up it gets a nice lager aroma going as the grainy notes fade and you get that yeasty lager aroma coming through with some nice grassy hops.

Taste follows the nose with notes of grain, some bread and a grassy hoppy note on the finish. There is some sulfuric notes but nothing unacceptable. On the sweeter side with a honey like note to the flavor. There is a slight metallic flavor on the finish that was more noticeable when the beer was cold, but dissipated somewhat as it warmed.

Feel is light to medium bodied. Not as crisp as I'd like. Semi-dry finish. Moderately carbonated.

Overall this is a solid Bohemian pilsner. Fix that metallic taste and this would be a very good pilsner.

Feb 09, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Deep gold and very clear, with visible carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Two fingers of frothy white head that sticks around.

Smell: Distinctively hoppy, almost soapy. A little citrus oil and some light malt. A bit of noticeable yeast.

Taste: Bitter, but not overly so. Light malt, some straw and hops, and a metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, a little below average on the carbonation.

Overall: A pretty okay beer. It would be better if they could get rid of the metallic aftertaste somehow.

Jan 05, 2019
 
3.5 by Danielr26 from Michigan on Oct 04, 2018
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2.79/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by ChicagoJ from Illinois

9/10/18 (Chicago): 0.5 litter bottle purchased 9/9/18 at Shot and Save (Nagle) for $2.49 plus tax, poured into pint glass. Light golden pour, light white head with mild carbonation. Sweet malt hop and bread aroma. Very light corn and malt taste, Light fizzy taste, smooth drinking. Overall ok beer.

Sep 11, 2018
 
3.51 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2018
 
3.62 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2018
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3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Shimmering, and bright crystal clear body color. Good streams of carbonation, through a very dark and unique orange bronze body. Bone to eggshell white head of a soupy simple two fingers, with a retention of one finger sticking around for a good time.

Muted hop angle, with a larger emphasis on sticky caramel and pasty lager yeast for the aroma. Not fusel burn on the nose, or sticky sweetness either. A pretty solid lager aroma.

Simple toasty and a bit of sticky to muted caramel qualities on the palate. Hints of bitter spice, but goes for more of a burnt grain and brown toast flavor. Finishes a bitter dirty and soil earthy in flavor, almost hinting at larger alcohol sugars, but doesn't at a simple five percent. There's a decent malt backbone to this, which seems to hint at thicker malt depth than our average pilsner, but everything else seems to be left behind not to catch up.

A very unusual czech pilsner, as the imperial certainly doesn't add much other than it seems in name and perhaps some malt body. I'd probably go for something else in this realm.

Mar 31, 2018
 
4 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois on Feb 23, 2018
 
3 by OompaMentor from Georgia on Jan 05, 2018
Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 416 ratings