Krušovice Imperial | Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

Krušovice ImperialKrušovice Imperial
BA SCORE
3.46/5
375 Ratings
Krušovice ImperialKrušovice Imperial
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Globetrotter on 09-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,054
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
375
pDev:
14.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Photo of ant1
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BierStein711
2.73/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into pokal Two finger off white head

light amber

Grassy, malty, pilsner smell

Waited till the head settled

Taste: Dry and metallic! Second sip: malty and metallic

Mouthfeel: Way too watery!!!! :(

This is a pretty beer, but largely unremarkable! I was expected something refreshing! But, this is no Budweiser Budvar! Furthermore, I had heard this was better on tap! But, I won't be seeking this out.

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Photo of BostonHops
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a standard shaker pint.
bottled date: 04-15-10.

pours a clear, pale golden-yellow with a big (almost 3 fingers), puffy white head that demonstrates modest retention and lacing.

nose is mild, mostly consisting of a grainy/malty aroma with some faint hoppy notes loitering in the background. more of the same transitions to the flavor, with a decided but not overwhelming bitterness to it. crisp, light-bodied mouthfeel. could easily do a few of these. overall, nothing to go wild for, but a nice, unobtrusive pilsner - admittedly not one of my favorite styles. you could do worse.

original review on: 08-26-2010

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Pokal glass. Enjoyed several times since 2005. Deep golden color. White, small size bubbled froth. Close & lasting crown. Lacing rings on sides. Sweet mildy malt aroma, sulphur hints. Gentle bitter upfront. Malty palate. Slightly peppery in the middle, subtle astringency. Dry hoppy finish.Light body, soft carbonation.

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Photo of OldTime
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of flyingpig
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber, foamy white head, some lacing and good clarity.

Sweet malt aroma & lager hops along with a bit of corn and grain. Other adjuncts also feature and there is a very slight skunky smell at the end.

Corn and grassy hops along with a semi-sweet taste and touches of citrus. It's not at all skunky tasting despite the aroma hinting at this and the finish is little bit bitter although very crisp.

Light medium bodied with a slightly rough feel to the drink and it had the normal lager bitterness with a slightly dry but crisp finish and medium carbonation.

This one was a average to slightly above average pilsener although miles ahead of most of the mass produced garbage you find in UK supermarkets these days.

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Photo of mooseo
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into pint.

A - Clear straw yellow with a frothy white head. Not much retention.

S - Pale malt sweetness, grainy and grassy hops.

T - Light grassy hops mixed with a subtle malt sweetness. Good balance with a slightly bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing.

M - Smooth and crisp, light body, average carbonation.

O - Decent pilsner at a great price. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of bluHatter
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear yellow gold with 2 fingers of foamy, bubbly head. Lots of bubbles.

S: Fruit, grass, spices

T: Light malty flavor. Clean and refreshing. Real smooth pils.

M: A good amount of nice carbonation. Great tingle.

O: Another refreshing pilsner. Better than some I've had (recently).

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Photo of vencad
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Spurlos
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of jesus808
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Joaco
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of Campodog
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of DrNo
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of zkoehn
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mac1381
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Flounder57
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle was poured into a pilsner glass

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger head and is a golden/straw yellow, with a shade of orange. Plenty of carbonation coming up through the glass. I remember that the head of beer was part of the culture in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Some lacing has been left on the side of the glass from the head reducing to a thin layer.

Smell: It's weird, this beer smells like a blond ale or honey ale even though it a pilsner. Honey and bready notes come to mind first. Followed by sweet malts, grainy notes, and some nice spiciness.

Taste: Same as above, but pretty mild. Wish the flavor was toned up a bit more. Nothing exceptional, but still a well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, easy to drink, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and easy on the palate.

Overall: This beer brings back memories of Prague/Praha and my time spent in Banska Bystrica. Now wish I could go back this winter for some snowboarding and apres board. There were was much better across the pond and the scenery and the culture made it exceptionally better. Wish I could find this beer more often.

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Photo of EPseja
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of bark
3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold (6 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is white and firm. It leaves lots of lacing when slowly sinking down.

The smell is smooth and very balanced. Sweet notes of honey, butter and fresh flowers. Clean bitter notes in the background, as is some cardboard.

The taste is smooth and very balanced, too. It is quit light. Some buttery notes, some flowers and grass. Mild bitter clean flavours, some sweet cookie-notes. The aftertaste got a slowly growing bitter flavour, more butter and a slight dry note. The finish is mild and balanced.

The carbonation is mild to medium, the small bubbles fresh. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A well balanced brew, perhaps a bit too smooth.

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Photo of throwback
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Nixon
4.8/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I bought one of these out of curiosity yesterday and was very impressed. This is a 'top-of-the-heap' example of what a lager should taste like.

It is very clear, the color of gold, has a nice dense white head that lasts and just the right amount of gassiness/effervescence.

The taste is right on the money too. You get the proper amount of malty sweetness balanced by a noticeable hop flavor with a just-right level of bitterness.

The classic label design leads you to believe that they know what they're doing and the bottle has gold foil covering the neck, the 'kiss your pinched fingers' final touch that lets you know that these guys have a lot of pride in their product. The labels says this brewery has been at it since the 1500's so they've had plenty of time to tweak their recipe and get it just right. And I believe they've done just that.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought a can of Krusovice Imperial home from a recent trip to Europe. The beer was golden cleal with foamy white head to start, which then faded. There was some initial lacing but eventually that ceased as well. The smell was malt and maybe a hint of some czech hops. The taste begins with a smooth malt taste that just stays throughout the whole taste. Mouthfeel was good had nice carbonation and was medium bodied....smooth. Overall was a good beer and would recommend it.

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Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 375 ratings
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