Brewed by Heineken Slovensko
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Hurbanovo, Slovak Republic


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RATINGS: 872   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Can & bottle: Filtered
Generally just named Zlaty Bazant (zlatý bažant = golden pheasant), it may also be known by the names 12%, Golden Pheasant, Premium, or Premium Imported
A Golden Pheasant in a field of ripened barley has always been a sign of a rich and bountiful harvest.
Zlaty Bazant is one of Slovakia’s best selling beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Haven’t had a lager in months! A pils in even longer. Minimal head and lace, even with the most vigorus pour. Clear faint yellow. "Skunk" aroma, but plesant. Classic Saaz hop pils, but VERY refreshing. Some bitterness/metallic as palate goes along. Enjoyable lager, as lagers go (with me anyways.)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle, skunky aroma, pours a clear yellow with no head. Taste is not as good as pilsner urquell but not bad, easy drinker pretty standard Euro lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle... the first and only Slovak beer that I’ve tried. Not bad at all. Doesn’t measure up to any Czech pilsners, but stands on its own.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TET (2639) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2007
Deep yellow colour and large bubbled white perishable head. Aroma is almost unpleasant. Weak malty and biting hops. Aftertaste is little better and exist longer but it is not save this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3237) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2007
A decent BP...nothing out of the ordinary. Pour was light gold with a generous 2 finger white head. Aroma of skunk. Do people other than in the US and England pick up this aroma? It seems most beers from that region have this same smell. I am guessing the trip overseas plus the fact they have light color bottles letting more light in attributes to this. Taste was as expected...thin and a tad hoppy in the aftertaste. Very dry and fizzy. OK for summer and that’s it

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2007
500 Bottle. Very malty and skunky, I did not enjoy this at all. Would not drink this again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2007
500. Wow, I thought Amarit was the skunkiest beer in the known universe, and that opinion lasted all of four minutes. Clearly, the Slovaks are not to be outdone. This little hummer pours crystal clear ultralight yellow with a thick fizzy white head that falls away to nothing and actually leaves a dab of lace. Another titan of skunk on the nose. Watery, weak, chemical-laden, unpleasant, sticky finish that feels like solvent. Probably looks good on the winning soccer team’s heads after the game, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle from LCBO. Heavily malty for the style yet manages some assertive noble hops presence. Feels a bit heavy and sweet but is never cloying, one gets used to the extra weight. when fresh this is exactly what a Slovak-owned brew is supposed to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
I do really find this style very easy and interesting to drink. This has a pleasant maltiness and a smooth palate. Quite gentle and left no lacing. An excellent summer beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015
August 2007 500ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. A pale yellow lager of modest quality and poor flavour. The malt tastes of adjuncts, cereal and alcohol. There’s a higher dose of hops than average, but that can’t conceal the bad base flavour. And the hops are simply bitter like hop pellets rather than fragrant. Not an enjoyable experience. Like a strange cross between an Eastern European lager and a Czech Republic lager - with Eastern European being the dominant partner. [1.1]
July, 2015 500ml golden can from local Polish supermarket. It’s a little sludgy and rough. Not quite sure of the appeal for the Slovak people. But it’s each to their own. It can be drunk, but it’s not really enjoyable. [1.0]

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