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


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RATINGS: 896   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5809) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Pours bright gold into a shaker. Bright white head subsides to skim surface. Malt and candy aromas. Crisp with bitter hops. Fairly quick in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Nice white head that goes away pretty quickly. Aroma of nice floral hops mostly, with a tad bit of Moravian malt sweetness in their too. Nice. Flavour is almost identical to the aroma but with a tad bit more emphasis on the bitter Saaz hops. It’s my kind of Pils, in that the sweet, almost fruity malts prevent an overly-dry, hoppy finish and undertone to the beer. A very nice aftertaste of those pils malts, with a hint of Saaz. A decent one over-all IMHO, eminently drinkable, as a good pilsener should be. Worth a try if you’re into the Bohemian Pilsner, which I am. Don’t be put off by the low percentile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2007
Draught, at Crown Hotel, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Golden pilsner, served with a large bright shinny white head. Modest bitter aroma. Simple sugar flavours are just about held up by the bitterness. Narrow on the palate, with a short to moderate finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours a clear, gold with a light white head, disappearin quickly. Smell id preety grainy, some corn, yeast, and just a semblance of a little cinnamon. Maybe thats trying to be nice. Taste is very grainy as I was expecting, a little bitter, good amount of corn. Definitely drinkable, but nothing I’d drink again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chmurarz (609) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - MAY 5, 2007
quite light, but ok, bohemian pils aroma with alcoholic note, bitter but slightly thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2007 Bottle. Beautiful clear pils with a huge white head. Not much in the nose, but it’s a clean not much. Flavor is most of the same, grassy and crisp. Palate is fantastic though, full-bodied and strong, making it a really drinkable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2007
12 oz. bottle provided by Doboy.POured into a Pilsener glass, this showed a nice white head over a light gold, but the head collapsed pretty quickly. Some oxidation noticed in the aroma, also some light grainy notes, but not much else. Light body with a pretty clean palate. Flavor is undewhelming with a light maltiness, a fairly strong bitterness, and a bit of a a metallic aftertaste. Overall, the aroma, flavor, green bottle, and overseas origin lead me to believe that this wasn’t the freshest example. That’s why I tend to shy away from similar beers from Europe - jsut too risky with such a delicate style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2007
bottle - Pours clear bright yellow with a one finger, fading head. It has a light hop and grainy aroma. The mild flavor is of malt and possibly corn adjuncts. It’s very sweet. The body is thin and the finish clean. Overall? Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (14868) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
25 oz bottle. Clean aroma with a hint of corn, a bit of grass, and the promise of hop. Brassy color with a vigorous white head that lasts. Starts medium mouthfeel, smooth, medium carbonation, and decent amount of hop. It’s a pilsener. Better than any number of pissy yellow lagers; not up to Urquell. Nice crisp, bitter finish, so it is up to the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
gilvanblight (823) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
Skunky scent. Pale straw like colour. Way too much head, very thick and long lasting. LEave a nice lacing though. Weak slightly skunky scent. Watery. Weak taste, some hobs a bit of malts. Overall watery and weak with an unpleasant aftertaste.

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