Also known as its English translation, “Golden Pheasant” this beer is Slovakia’s most popular beer. It’s the most exported Slovak beer and can be found in such countries as the USA, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Moldavia, and Kazakhstan. Over a million hectolitres are sold all over the world per year. In 2006, its 12% version was awarded the best beer in its category by the Slovak Union of Beer and Malt Producers.
A soft aroma of hops and malt is followed up by an intense bitterness. The lower alcohol percentage makes it more refreshing than its 12% brother.
With subtle hops and a moderate bitterness, Golden Pheasant’s 12% beer is the brands finest achievement and is the most widely available Slovak beer in the world.
Golden Pheasant’s dark beer is recognized by its sweet-ish caramel flavor and moderate bitterness. It is quite popular to cut it with a Zlaty Bazant’s 10% lager.
Slovakia’s first (mass produced) wheat beer. Made with 50% wheat malt, 45% barley malt, and a hint of caramel malt. Like most wheat beers, it’s top fermented and unfiltered.
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The brand also produces a lemon and a grapefruit radler. With only 2% alcohol, they are very light but refreshing and are produced with only natural ingredients.
Zlaty Bazant also produces a number of seasonal beers available only during certain times of the year. They include: