Krušovice Imperial | Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

Krušovice ImperialKrušovice Imperial
BA SCORE
26.7%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 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:
#40,605
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
375
Liked:
100
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
14.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 195
Photo of djura
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
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 choyhosoi
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Glassware-Pilsner glass
Appearance-Poured into the glass and got a golden colored beer that had a nice white frothy head that said "drink me up".
Smell-The smell had an inviting flavor of hops and a sweeter scent that lingered.
Taste-The taste of this beer wasn't what I was expecting consideing the appearance. it was average at best nothing to memorable here.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability- This beer is easy to drink no surprises here. If I am ever in that area of the world I don't know if I would try this particular beer but never say never.

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

bomber served in a standard pint glass. bottled date 04-15-10.

pours a clear, pale golden-yellow with a big (almost 3 fingers) puffy white head with moderate retention and decent lacing. nose is mild, mostly consisting of a grainy/malty aroma with some hops swirling about as well. more of the same in its 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... reviewing with style in mind.

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

Poured from a .5L bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A - Pours a deep golden yellow with a two finger head that turns to a lumpy coat. Mild lacing.
S - Grain, malt, hops
T - Some malt sweetness up front followed by a touch of bitterness. Sharp and crisp.
M/F - Light in body. Lightly carbonated and smooth.
D - This is a nice easy to drink pilsener.

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Photo of fr0wn3r
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled and purchased from bargain supermarket B&Ms
Pours a jet black body with decent enough tan head
Aroma of burned toast
Slightly creamy liquorice flavour

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Photo of Exeter
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbauer
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
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 HappyHourHero
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a big, foamy, off-white head leaves a few thick strands of lace. Transparent golden colored beer holds a few streams of briskly rising bubbles. Pungent herbal and floral hops in the aroma with a touch of pale malt. Light pale malt based flavor with an overriding hop tea flavor throughout. Mouthfeel is light, and finishes almost airy. A decent Pils. One sip it's tastes ok and the next it's pretty good. I would say go for it.

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Photo of atis
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Riga

Pours gold with large and foamy head, dense patchy lacing, strings of small carbonation bubbles rising, looks perfect. Aroma is straw, light sweet grainy malt and a bit of hops.

Taste is medium malty, some veggies, hints of Saaz hops that become more pronounced at the medium dry finish, weak citrus malt aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with average carbonation.

Overall, a good and very refreshing Czech Pilsener. I enjoyed this beer a lot and certainly will drink more of it.

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Photo of der_meister
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

clear gold color with a thin fine head.
aroma a mix of straw and some maltiness, but a bit light on the nose.
flavor starts off with an unfocussed hop bitterness, with a sweet maltiness that smooths things out to a lingering finish. this could be a bit better with some crispness. made me think maybe it was past date, but that wasnt it. mouthfeel is about right for the style.
drinkability isnt bad, but the flavor dulls a bit as it warms.

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Photo of jonb5
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden colour, clear, decent sized head, retained some lacing. Aroma was red cabbage and vanilla, this is what I always detect from Czech beers brewed with the Saaz hop. Taste was fairly malt forward, not much bitterness, notes of paint, slightly grainy finish. Well carbonated, smooth but would have prefered a lighter body. Easily to identify as a Czech Pils, lacking something through.

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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 sammytag
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - nice gold colour with a thich white head after the pour, leaving little gobs of lace down my wine glass.

s - nice. light, bready malts with a whisper of sweetness. doesn't blow me away, but it's above average for the style. very very subtle floral hop on the nose.

t - light malts balanced by dry hoppy bitterness which lingers long into the aftertaste. As I get further into the bottle, the bitter hops start to get on my nerves. The hops throw it off balance. That having been said, if you're having this with a meal, it'll probably be alright.

m - crisp taste, yet somewhere between the low-mid ranges of medium body. impressive body for a czech lager, yet, it's not heavy. As the beer warms, it gains a bit of alcoholic heat, which is bizarre, but not entirely unwelcome.

d - the first few sips of this baby were truly impressive, but it mediocre'd out by the end. Nice but not challenging. No obvious flaws but not inspiring either.

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Photo of Cresant
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 16.9 oz. brown bottle, "Born By Date" May 4, 2006, into s pilsner glass. Rich golden clear body with one finger of white head. Foam quickly faded to a film.

Smell was floral hops. Earthy, slightly ashy.

Taste was lemony tart. Grainy. Malty sweetness yet typical pilsner crispness. Nicely done.

Mouthfeel was impressively raspy in texture. Medium carbonation present. Medium body. Pleasant all around.

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Photo of Zorro
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mildly chill hazed golden beer with a tall white head. So gold in fact it is nearing amber.

Sweet featuring Pilsner malt and lots of toasted grain scent. Herbal hop aroma bordering on bitter smelling and medicinal. A little bit floral smelling but it isn't exactly spicy.

The taste begins malty and a little bitter. The bitterness builds as you drink this and the malt becomes a bit sweeter but nothing obliterates all the other flavors. Good malty bread flavor with Nobel hop jam about sums up the flavor.

The mouthfeel is OK.

Pretty drinkable, I really like a stronger more bitter Pilsner but this will do.

$1.99 at the San Luis Obispo BevMo!

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Photo of Reidrover
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
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 sleazo
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Radegast Bierhall. I blindly ordered a Krusovice, expecting the Cerny as that is what is usually available but got this instead.

A-A big frothy head sits a top a dark golden brew. Nice looking beer.

S-Straw and grassy hops

T-On the maltier side for a Czech pilsener but it does have a pleasing hop bite which cuts through it. Sulphur ntones are evident as well.

M-Typical light bodied European lager.

D-Not outstanding but serviceable. I prefer the Cerny to this but it is a refreshing Pils.

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Photo of tone77
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is grassy, malty, some sweetness. Taste is crisp, grassy hops, some malts, a bit dry at the finish, not quite as flavorful as the smell would have indicated. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of dar482
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a dark amber color with a fluffy white head.

The aroma has lager yeast, a spicy hop quality, a grainy quality.

The flavor is very spicy in the front of pepper and herbal qualities. Green grass throughout with drying qualities on the back. There’s a bit of sweetness in the middle along with a touch of a bready malt.

The back carries much drying and hints of herbal and grassy bitterness.

A decent representation of the style, but I imagine that this bottle being 6 months old has caused it to lose some of hop qualities.

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Photo of kjc51478
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color, almost copper, with large, thick head. Aroma is pretty weak but mostly sweet malts with a little hay and grassy hoppiness evident. Taste is sweet up front, almost candy-like, followed up by a strong grassy hop flavor with a light but pleasant bitter finish. The palate is a strong point of this beer - light to medium bodied with a slighty oily texture, there is also a fine carbonation giving it a soft mouthfeel. A very good representative of the style.

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Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
Beer rating: 26.7% out of 100 with 375 ratings
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