Beer: Golden Pheasant
Beer Style: Pilsner
Brewery: Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
Country of Origin: Slovak Republic
Serving Methodology: 500 ml bottle poured into Budweiser pint
Background: I have been on a pilsner kick lately. I’ve seen this beer around countless of times. It was time to explore. Let’s take the plunge.
Taste & Aroma: The aroma here is wet grain from the start to a biscuity smelling malt at the finish, not too bad. The flavor here is as expected for a pilsner really. Spicy hops at the start give it a good bite throughout the beer. A malt backbone is present though. Unlike others in its class, there’s not much of a bite at the finish. Its more on the clean side.
Final Analysis: This is a good example of a pilsner. Is it my favorite? Absolutely not, the finish is counter-intuitive to what I expect from a beer of this class: a pilsner. Again, this wasn’t bad. But it is far from what I was expecting. Perhaps it is better from the can or on draught?