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


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RATINGS: 871   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewmeistersgb (10) - USA - AUG 8, 2002
Very Good beer. A Classic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2005
Dark golden beer with a light head and a fruity and dry aroma. The flavour is caramel hopped and quite dry. Overall a good Eastern European lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle. Aroma is comprised mainly of hops, similar to that of Budweiser, but stronger and without the unpleasant corny/grainy/yeasty taste of American macros like Bud and Coors. Taste is similar to that of a Heineken (minus the slight yeast detectable in a Heineken), which is not all that suprising, seeing how the brewer is a Heineken company. The hops are quite plesant, dominating over any malts, but not to the point where it becomes too hoppy for a pilsener. Some malt is slightly detectable, with very slight yeast notes. Carbonation is very good, lasting throughout the 1 pint bottle. Definitely a repeat pilsener buy. Quite delicious and refreshing when very cold!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
misko (10) - Woodbridge, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Better than it’s 10% cousin. Wish I could have brought over a few bottles with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
I do really find this style very easy and interesting to drink. This has a pleasant maltiness and a smooth palate. Quite gentle and left no lacing. An excellent summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle from LCBO. Heavily malty for the style yet manages some assertive noble hops presence. Feels a bit heavy and sweet but is never cloying, one gets used to the extra weight. when fresh this is exactly what a Slovak-owned brew is supposed to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3126) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Solid pilsner style beer. Very tasty, One of my favorite European Pilsners. Poured with a nice white head and a bit o lace. Malty aroma with the bitter hop fully present. Some neutral corn sweetness evident. Good finish. For sure a session beer if you’re into this kind of beer. Burps too. Having a bottle of this at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wis. USA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Zlaty Bazant A.S.--Golden Pheasant Premium Export Beer--2000 11.2 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Pilsner--Clear light golden straw color. Delicate floral hop front followed by tasty light rich malt body. Very crisp and smooth. Light lager aroma and buttery textured mellow finish. Pretty nice. Sampled 5/20/2000. Zlaty Bazant A.S.--Heineken Slovensko, a. s. Hurbanovo Brewery--Golden Pheasant Premium Export Beer--2004 16.9 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV--20 IBU’s.? (4.0 / 5.0) Pilsner--Green Bottle. Mild lace head. Clear thin dark golden color. Crisp mild floral Saaz hop front. Clean mild sweet butter crisp pils caramel malt body. No stank. Refreshing clean mild hop end. Tasty, mild smooth. Sampled 11/3/2004.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humalahop (17) - HUNGARY - NOV 6, 2012
Bottled from Slovakia. Medium head, good carbonation, fresh bitterness in the taste, long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4840) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
(Zlatý Bažant 12% (Golden Pheasant)) Can 500ml at home, poured into a glass tankard, ABV 5% Deep golden yellow colour on the body, with a small and quite thick white head sitting on top. Good retention I’d say. Light lacing left behind after the foam has collapsed. Sweet, malty aroma, along with a nice enough for me aroma of red apples. Taste is also malty, sweet, some grass, slightly fruity with apples or apple juice, nicely bitter on the aftertaste with the bitterness lasting for quite long. Medium thin body, a bit low on the carbonation but still on a good level. Overall quite nice beer, pleasantly drinkable, I wouldn’t mind more of this.

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