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

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RATINGS: 739   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xvulic (5) - CROATIA - MAY 29, 2006 does not count
Greath bear, unfortunatelly only available in Slovak Republic. I just return from Bratislava and bring 24 cans with me.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunyjim (9) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010 does not count
This is a fantastic world class beer. A great example of a Pilsener. Golden crystal clear pour, soft white fine foam head. Very nice hoppy aroma. It’s malty flavour with a edge of fine hop ends very clean. Seek this one out.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gintas99 (1) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - OCT 4, 2001 does not count

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
canslovak (2) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006 does not count
On tap in Slovakia this is a world class beer. Its too bad that its shelf life is short when bottled so it leaves people with the wrong impression. This beer needs to be fresh and consumed within 3 months of being brewed. Check the expiry date which is usually a year after is was made. If it is older than 6 months dont bother. (This is the same for most czech/slovak beers!)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
canuck_j (68) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2011
Aroma: some sulphur with a floral noble hop nose Appearance: Golden with a beautiful lacy white head Taste:salty sweet malty taste which a pilsner must possess to be identified as Bohemian. Grainy Palate: light bodied and slightly slick with a wonderful hop numbing on the tongue to finish. Overall: IMO the world standard for Pilsner Beer. I have never had a better Pilsner.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
felsenpils (104) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Excellent Slovak lager! Let us please remember that this is not intended to be a dry German Pils like Jever or Bitburger, but a full-bodied Bohemian lager. Fresh aroma of malt and hops. Deep golden color. Good white foam retention. The taste is very clean and malty sweet as it is intended to be. This beer is very similar to Pilsner Urquell, but perhaps not quite as bitter. HIghly drinkable and very satisfying. A defining example of one of the world´s great beer styles, Bohemian Lager. Those who are not familiar with this particular beer style should not be rating Zlatý Bažant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SN11 (60) - USA - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 Dark green Bottle. Talk about an underrated beer. This goes down smoothly. The flavor is gentle, slightly sweet but malty with distinctive signature. Well ballanced, not as hoppy and carbonated as some other pills. The head disappears rather quickly leaving little or no lacing. I’ve had this hundreds of times and it never seems to become stale, tastes as great as the first time I tried it. This is my favorite pilsner next to Urquell.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krazy77 (3) - tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 10, 2007 does not count
great tasting smooth no bad lingering aftertaste in my top fav 5 with hoegaarden at number 1

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5578) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Orlando Beer Fest: Grainy straw and crisp citrus. Light and refreshing with a nice little bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2005
This is widely considered to be the best lager brewed in Slovakia ... and rightly so ... It’s a bit like a softer copy of the Pilsner Urquell, almost the same but slightly sweeter and therefore less dry ... I remember while living in Hong Kong someone visiting had the kindness to bring me a bottle of this and I truly enjoyed it ...


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