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:
#40,986
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
375
pDev:
14.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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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 innominat
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of HoppySeb
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of JamesLeung
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Voonder
2.81/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours nice amber colour with no/little head.
Not very strong smell, mostly grassy and hoppy.
Taste pretty much same as nose, grassy with a little bitterness. I didn't really like the finish though, it's like almoust too bitter.
Kinda drinkable beer with medium carbonation.

Overall, it's not bad, i would have it again on ocasion, but I'm a bit dissapointed with it, because this brewery has much better choices.

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Photo of Sammy
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Yellow with foamy bubbly white head. A bit beery aroma. Average drinkability, the mouthfeel is a tad grainy, dry and rough but one can get through it.I think those who expect this to be an imperial pilsner as opposed to a pilsner maybe a tad disapointed.

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Photo of Gajo74
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a nice golden color with a moderate head. However, the lace retention is not so good as it disappears entirely halfway through.
A grassy, malt and hops aroma. Towards the end of the drink there is a slight sweet and alcohol quality.
I was actually impressed by the taste at first. I was hit with a bold hop and herbal flavor. However, the finish left a bitter and burnt lingering after taste that was not pleasant. Maybe it was skunked or not fresh? Pretty disappointing.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.84/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some honey.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a thin malt character. Then a mild but odd hops bitterness bite comes in. There is very little sweetness and not much balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely other beers in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of TheDeuce
2.84/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Krusovice Imperial....on tap at Karczma in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Appearance-pale gold with a large white head, served in a large European style mug, striking gold with a mixture of darker colors.

Smell-light aroma, hints of grain, mild hop, alcohol fumes, adjuncts.

Taste/Mouthfeel-grainy taste, heightened alcohol fumes, somewhat muddled, slightly heavier flavor than most of this style.

Drinkability-no major issues but not great. Somewhat muddled.

Overall-not a great beer, inoffensive at best. Once the novelty wears off there isn't much left.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.86/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Probably a less than average beer per style. Partly due to the dangerously-near skunk aroma that eminates from the bottle and into the glass. Even with a typical pale straw color and abundance of carbonation, the beer lacks promise early and often. Flavors turn out sweet but quickly follow up with a grainy bite, lemony astringency, and a watery body. Hop flavor does, however, subsite into a grassy, earthy character, but never improves the beer to good levels. Not necessarily a bad beer, but does not deliver for me.

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Photo of Knuckles
2.88/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

My friend Matt was on a journey 'round the world (England, Greece, Iceland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, etc.), and of all the beers he could bring me from those few great brewing countries, he brings me this sekačka pivo (which, according to my online translator, is Czech for "lawnmower beer"). That said, it was quite warm enough for me yesterday, and I had spent way too much time trying to tame my nephew's at the county fair. So it worked.

Appearance: Those crazy Czechs have got the pee-pee chic of American macro lagers nailed. Put that side by side with Bud, Coors, or the urine sample that someone had put in an apple juice bottle and stuck in the squadroom fridge on that episode of "Hill Street Blues", and you'd be hard pressed to say what was what.

Smell: It's there, but it's reluctant. That weird funky lager yeast smell that I find difficult to label in terms other than "gym sock", and a very faint grassiness from the hops.

Taste: Lager-y. Nothing to differentiate this from a Rainier (although, truth be known, I'd rather have the Rainier). Slight malt backbone that is overwritten by the gym sock yeast, and zero hop presence.

Mouthfeel: A bit thick, actually. Too thick for the style, and it didn't warm up well.

Drinkability: Drink it fast and furious on a summer day after an assload of yard work, and this would be perfect. That said, you can get a half-rack of Rainier for about $7, which is probably quite a bit cheaper than the plane ticket to Czechoslovakia. Although, if you're going to go there for this specific beer, then my admonitions about Rainier will fall on deaf ears.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap on a hot day at a local Restaurant in Salem MA. At best I can say it was pretty average. It certainly wasn't the worst beer in the world I've ever had, but it wasn't that good either. It was a lot more Pale than I expected especially to use the term Imperial. It did not have a strong aroma, you could smell some hop notes to it. I was very disappointed with the overall flavor, again because they use the term Imperial. I found it very bland. Like I said it was a hot day and it was a cold beer so it was was refreshing enough for me to consider the mouth feel and drinkablility to be average.

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Photo of CHickman
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold yellow with a 1 finger foamy white head; lacing was pretty lame.

Smells of grains, malt, grass and a bit metallic; very weak nose overall.

Tastes of malt, grains, faint hops, grass, yeast/bread, lemon and a metallic finish, which is very bitter. Very average taste, which I hate to label this way, but it seems to be lumped in with all the other basic Euro-macro lagers.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with high carbonation and a light watery feel to it.

High drinkability which flows down easy, but the flavor's so basic that it's almost too boring to drink all night. Not good, not bad, just a decent basic beer.

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Photo of ARoman
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap, poured into a stein. The aroma is sweet lemon, muffin dough, a hint of spice, a mild light honey, and a touch of barnyard. The beer is a clear, brilliant gold with a white, light foam head that has okay retention and light lace. The taste is a medium bitter and light sweet. It's oily and waxy with a fizzy carbonation and a light body. Flavors of cornbread, minerals, and dough are noted with a finish that's crisp and clean with a light spice. The aftertaste is cloying with waxy bitter stone fruit and minerals.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.94/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Celtics76
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of qrazvan
2.96/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.97/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 500ml bottle, poured into a 'Veltins' branded stemmed 0.2 litre tulip shaped glass. My favourite lager/pilsner glass was filled three times by this beer and on each pour it looked and sounded lively.

Mid-range light golden pilsner colour, thin white which left a weak collar on each pour and very quickly too. The head let it down badly in my opinion.

Very little aroma to report on, hay, grass and not a lot of anything really, gets my regular 3 for a non-smelling lager/pilsner.

Tangy feel, but no body or flavours to rise it above plenty of other 'run of the mill' pilsners available anywhere and everywhere around the world.

Seemed better on tap in Prague. In my dining room it was just another beer for me to review and try as I did, no redeeming features came to its rescue, this is a bog standard pilsner!

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Photo of bowersdm
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

12 oz portion of a 16.9 oz bottle poured into a czech pilsner.

A - piss like BMC lager color, no head to speak of save for a thin off-white halo on the meniscus of the beer.

S - grass, corn, other grains, and a slight, (slight!) fruitiness (at least I think so)

T - corn, straw, grass, metal. It seems like a less shitty BMC taste. Not great, but very drinkable.

M - awful

D - if I wanted to get drunk, this would be something to drink. it goes down easy, it's not filling, and it doesn't taste awful like other macro lagers.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.99/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a deep golden body with a sizeable, foamy white head.

Smell: Grassy, lemony aroma that's flawed by a terribly strong soapy perfuminess.

Taste: Faintly sweet, bready malts with a showing of flowery hop bitterness. Quite crisp.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery body with a mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Let's never, ever speak of this again.

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Photo of magictrokini
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear gold with a puffy white head. Stale aroma of straw, grass, and hops. Bready, sweet taste with some hops and metal. Grassy finish. Decent, but nothing special. It came as mo surprise when I found this was owned by Heineken. Somewhat reminiscent of their hop profile.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of matjack85
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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