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


on tap

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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   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 12/20
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Bottled. Pours a fairly deep golden color. Fairly sizable head. Aroma is quite grainy. A little bit of a sweet malty aroma as well. Slightly sweet grainy flavor. Some maltiness going on. A little bit of a bitter finish. I think the pheasant is quite pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle. Light golden straw color with a white head. Light noble hop aroma. Clean, dry flavor. Refreshing. Not much going on - light malts, light hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (23510) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2005
Bottled. Golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts and corn with notes of hops. Sweet flavour of malts and corn with hoppy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Bottle. Strong euro pils aroma. Gold body with small particalia and steady plentiful visible carbonation. Small white head, mostly diminishing. Nice lace. Dry flavor. No blatant flaws but no outstanding qualities either. I like the logo and packaging; the etched pheasant logo on the glass is sharp. Unfortunately, the product inside does not live up to it. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2705) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
[on tap in Bratislava] Bright, dark yellow with a pristine, lacy cover. Fresh noble hops aroma, perfectly balanced with malt. Hops dominates the flavour with a sweet, sugary malt and a bit of that "Chinese tea" flavour that I sometimes find in pilsners. Low bittering. Excellent session beer with good overall balance. Light to medium body with lowish carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pivnizub (9300) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2005
Golden colour, firm,white froth; thin hoppy (herbal,grassy) nose with some grainy notes; bitter-malty beginning, thin bodied, short thin bitter-sweet aftertaste with some unpleasant metallic/medical(?) notes. This golden pheasant turns out to be a grey vulture........

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9004) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Bottle. Sweet grainy aroma. Dark brown color with little head. Sweet dark malt and raisin flavor. An enjoyable enough beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
stouby (4067) - Holbćk, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
Bottle, at home. Yellow with white head, fully diminishing. No lacings. Aroma and flavor moderat malty (bread), light hoppy (flower). Light body, watery, soft carbonated. The taste is to light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2005
Golden coloured. No head. Quite malty. Artificial taste. Not enough bitterness in the finish. A below average pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2005
This bottle said svetly lezak on it and 5% alcohol on the back, but I can’t the beer to match it - it looks like the bottle shown though. Not much better than the svetly vycepni. The head, which is not good, stays longer than the average Bohemian. Almost too sweet, and not worth trying.

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