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


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RATINGS: 917   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Previously 5% abv. Reduced to 4.7% in 2017
Generally just named Zlaty Bazant (zlaty bazant= 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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Sigmund (8020) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2007
500 ml green bottle, as "Golden Pheasant Premium", bought in Riga, Latvia. ABV is 5% - or that’s what the rear label reads. There is also a small white sticker in Latvian on the bottle-neck, reading a.o.: "Alkohola saturs 4%". Is the latter alchohol by weight? - or is one of the labels wrong? Anyway, the beer pours with a golden colour and a large white head. The aroma is very Heineken-like, but somewhat better: Fresh aromatic hops with flowery and fruity notes (most BMC drinkers would probably call it "skunky"). Soft mouthfeel. The flavour has moderate but acceptable hops on a background of mellow and sweet pilsener malts. There’s a hint of honey. I’ve had worse pilseners than this one.

FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a pale golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was lightly sweet and peppery. The flavor was lightly sweet, corny and had a hint of pepper. The finish was tangy and corny.

Quack-Duck (9540) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2007
bottle, bought in Prague. Golden yellow, medium-sized head. Hoppy nose. Well-balanced malty and hoppy lager, hints of grain. Malt dominates the flavour. Not spectacular, but quite nice.

cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
I tried this beer on July 25, 2007 after purchasing it from my local LCBO store. My particular bottle is 5.0% ABV.

The beer poured a translucent gold colour, darker than most North American lagers. The head was quite large and quite dense but disappeared quickly leaving a little lacing on the side. The aroma is hoppy with some yeasty tinges. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with ample carbonation and medium-bodied. The taste is very much pilsener like, but not as good as some of the common Czech Pilseners in my opinion.

robinvboyer (4811) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
a good clean pils, nothing fancy, just a solid pils. good warm summer weather beer, nothing more.

Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Fairly good beer. Not as good as Urquel but drinkable. Pours clean golden with a small white head.

goozen (4178) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle 0,5ltr bought in Karlovy Vary, Czech Rep: Like more beers from Middle Europe its has that grassy smell and taste at the start of drinking the liquid. It will change in a very drinkable brew.

krysztofar (345) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2007
16.9 rich golden color with lots of carbonation in a clean looking lager with a just off-white head. crisp aroma of cereal grains light malt sweetness and bright hops. very clean dry finish without much hop bite but a decent european malt character before it comes to an unimpressive finish.

mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - JUL 10, 2007
bottled. clear golden with lively carbonation, the aroma is grassy. light bodied, it has typical pilsner crispiness.

BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Found this beer somewhere... Probably the Cellar’s. At least it’s a new country rating! Solid pilsner nose - malty with very faint hops. Semi sweet malt flavor with plenty of carbonation this lightly colored beer.

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