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


on tap

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RATINGS: 762   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2003
The color on the pour is a limpid deep gold with a generous bright white head that is frothy in texture and the residual lace a quite thin sheet to cover the glass. Nose is citrus crisp, fresh and clean, sweet with the start also sweet and fairly well malted, top is middling in feel. Finish is brisk in its carbonation and the hops mild but pleasant in their spicy bite, quite dry aftertaste, drinkable at any rate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
A nice color (they don't call it Golden for nothing) and a decent white head gives way to a fairly bitter taste, though not too unpleasant. Better than your average pilsner, but only slightly so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MontyLH80 (18) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Light gold color, decent aroma (Hoppy) and a crisp taste. However I had this on tap while in the Slovak Capital, Bratislava, so I can't comment on the import/bottle version.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rastacouere (6136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2003
Remarkably transparent appearance, the white-head is also remarkably diminishing! When sniffing, a skunk approaches, I don't smell it, I just feel its presence, it's not there yet, but it simply *could* be further. Besides, it's pretty grainy. Taste is malty, not an mL of originality out of 500, malty, but everything is restrained and too subtle which makes for a boring journey. This is at the other end of the tastiness continuum. The palate is decent though although very carbonated, one word comes to mind: Next?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2003
Strifeless, creamy malt in slightly astrigent hops...Eviscerated sweet cereal in an inconsequential body...There are better things to do with my time...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dorwart (2382) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Big head with little carbonation. Aroma of rotting tomatoes and some hops. Color is a thin pale gold. Flavor is very mile and mellow with maybe a flavor of bread. Pretty bland but not offensive. Finish is malty with a slight metalic aftertaste. It was cheap and was in one of those "import" variety packs. Not worth the time.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2003
My first beer from this country, and a disappointing one it is. I did have some higher hopes, but alas... Very plain and boring, pours a pleasant golden amber color. Balanced, but one-sided and slightly bitter. Lacked any kind of body, or taste, no real flavors are present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Nothing to this pilsener. Very plain. Some hoppy, malt, and bitter flavor. Finishes bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Golden yellow hue. Frothy white head. Spicy floral nose. Very smooth and drinkable, but lacking any sort of depth. Pale sweet biscuity malts, light to medium bodied, very effervescent, finishing with a slight hint of hops. Blah.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2003
Bright light golden, faint white head. The nose is slightly skunked, some grass and quite sugary...just a touch of phenols as well? The body is lightly spritzed and sweet with a light hop bitterness. A light crisp bitterness continues on and ends the beer. Dries a little at the end.

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