Brewery: Pivovar HurbanovoType: Bohemian pilsner ABV: 4.3%
A traditional Slovak beer with the full flavour of malt. It’s named after the region in Slovakia where the beer was first produced. Production began in 1965 but the brewery was sold to Heineken and the Gemer brewery was closed. The beer is now brewed in Hurbanovo Brewery.
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Brewery: Pivovar Hurbanovo
Popular in the central part of Slovakia, Martiner was first brewed in 1894 in the town of Martin which, of course, is where it gets its name. In 2003 the brewery was bought by Heineken and production was moved to the Hurbanovo Brewery.
Martiner 12%Type: Bohemian pilsner ABV: 4.6%
In 2009 this beer was presented with a silver crown by the Slovak Association of Producers of Beer and Malt.
Martiner 10%Type: Bohemian pilsner ABV: 3.8%
Martiner’s light beer is malt-y with a slight bitter taste. It’s surprisingly rich for a beer with such a low alcohol content.
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Brewery: Pivovar HurbanovoType: Bohemian pilsner ABV: 4.2%
Slovakia’s Kelt beer (not to be confused with a Czech beer that goes by the same name), is produced by Brewery Hurbanovo which is owned by Heineken. They also make a 12% version but it is only available in bars or by the keg. The 10% version is available in the standard 500ml sized cans and bottles, but can also be purchased in a 2 litre plastic bottle.
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Brewery: Pivovar Hurbanovo
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.
Zlatý Bažant 10% LagerType: European pale lager ABV: 4.3%
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.
Zlatý Bažant 12%Type: Bohemian pilsner ABV: 5%
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.
Zlatý Bažant 10% TmavyType: Tmavy ABV: 3.8%
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.
Zlaty Bazant WheatType: Wheat ABV: 4%
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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Zlaty Bazant Radlers
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:
- Zlaty Bazant Wheat Beer
- Zlaty Bazant Porter
- Zlaty Bazant Bock
- Zlaty Bazant Dark Ale Yeast
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