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


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RATINGS: 820   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Bottle. Poured pale color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sweet hoppy aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borup (8977) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of malt and hops with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJC (238) - USA - NOV 21, 2006
I would love to get this fresh from the tap, but I had to settle for a bottle. Anway, it has a rich, gold color, and a head that disappeared way too fast. Nice aroma. Malt and hops share the flavor profile, but the hops prevail for the finish. Good carbonation -- very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
hicotech (1) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2006 does not count
i like this beer, but it is better from tap, as from bottle or can. shortly, this beer must be fresh. kelt, zlaty bazant, heineken and amstel are my favorite beers

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheJester (2244) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2006
500 mL bottle. Yellow gold with generous, but quickly dissipating head. Mild aroma is sweet - overripe apples. Hops dominate the flavour - not in a good way. Some corn. A litlle citrus. Not much finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
saxo (15393) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2006
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma is both malt and hops. A short bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniel0017 (428) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
Skunky corn aroma with a golden color and small bubbly. quick dissipating head of one finger. Taste of corn, grass, lime and hops. Reminds me of Heineken in many ways... Watery yet balanced. Good beer no doubt, but not particularly interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle: Golden color, light head. Nose is somewhat sweet and malty, light candy hops and a bit of husk and adjunct. Decent maltiness in the flavor and a light crisp hop finish. The mouthfeel and body is a bit thin and it has a very flavor and aroma flaws, notably that sweet fermented fruit ethanol feel you get mainly in malt liquors. Overall not horrible as international lagers go. Go Slovakia!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Pours a pale gold with a thin head and light carbonation. The nose is malty with hints or corn. Flavour is well hopped and bittersweet. (500ml bottle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5330) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Nothing wrong with this, except possibly too much traveling and too long on the shelf. Reaching bar back into the cooler, I tried to find a bottle with as little exposure to light as possible due to the green bottle. Fortunately this worked, and this beer is still in good condition. Considerable carbonation that explodes to create a thick white head, then setles to a lace on top of the beer. The hop aroma is much lighter than in the best of the style, but not bad, earthy and herbal. The flavor has some sweet malt, lightly hopped but enough to stand out, and a very dry finish. There are far worse out there, and this is surely a pilsner and not a pale lager.

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