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


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RATINGS: 781   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Zlaty Bazant in Slovak, Golden Pheasant is one of Slovakia's best selling beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (2801) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
500ml green bottle. Poured with a nice creamy head. Golden coloured. Aroma is sweet, with a metallic note. Minimal malt character, a bit sweet. Some mild bitterness sneaks in at the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2004
Golden with a small white head. Aromas are sweet chemicals and sugar in water. Flavours are very sweet grain with "sugar dissolved in water" character. Very poor and artificial on the finish. Definately Pheasant - not Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3260) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2004
Bottle - 500ml. Dark gold color similar to the one of the Pilsner Urquell. Average carbonation and nice white foamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with grainy/bready notes. Its hoppy taste is OK but very unidimensional. Mouthfeel leaves a more than decent bitter aftertaste. Basically, this is a good beer, and I was enough fortunate to get a non-deteriorated sample (green bottle).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Aroma is like Cream of Rice and brown sugar - first impression is that it’s nice to come across any Eastern Bloc brew that doesn’t smell skunky! Great rust color with lots of bubbles clinging to the side of the glass - but the head and bubbly appearance fall flat after a minute or so. Nevertheless, mouthfeel remains well-carbonated though at the same time rather syrupy. The flavor of this beer really doesn’t differ much from the excellent aroma, but in a professional sense the taste of a beer should differ in that it possesses more "zing" than the aroma, lest the taste should fall flat. Well, the flavor of this beer possesses no "zing", but nevertheless Golden Pheasant shouldn’t be slighted as a totally bad beer. Just that the taste is rather flat and perfumey; and sadly, the skunkiness missing from the aroma reappears in the flavor itself.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Yet another green bottled lager from Europe. Of course the skunk aroma hit me right away. Has a bright gold coloring with a very thin head. The aroma has a little skunk with dirt and cooked carrots. The taste is a a fairly light metallic tinge. It also has celery and a little bit of pepper in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4813) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2005 Dark gold with a thick white head. Aroma is light hops. Malty and zesty body. Flavour is slightly salty with a light hop finish. Finish also has a tinge of spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Totally a summer beer. Reminds me of fresh mown grass. More sour than sweet. Tastes like a premium-grade Bud. Slightly bitter aftertaste!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jfm (1724) - Holbćk, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2004
Golden color with a white head. The taste is a earthy and thin body with notes of corn. Finishes with a slight grassy hoppy note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2004
Golden color, white head vanished quickly. Sweet and fruity aroma, notes of hops can be noticed. Thin bodied and somehow watery palate. Starts with mild malt flavor, ends with drying and slightly bitter hops. Basic pilsner, with more body this could have been better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2004
golden yellow with a scant bubbles. Little head to speak of. Malty smell and a taste similar to pilsner urquell except more smooth (or watery). Sharp aftertaste is startling after the smooth throat.

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