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B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser Bier - První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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BA SCORE
77
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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
První Budějovický Pivovar Samson visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-21-2003)
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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Noelito76, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

mrfrancis, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
3/5  rDev -9.6%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
Photo of Lare453
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Lare453, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of match1112
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

match1112, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3/5  rDev -9.6%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of kvnstfrd
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz. goblet. A gorgeous, deep golden color. Very little head, and what there was didn’t last long. Very little visual evidence of carbonation. An unusually strong smell of malted barley and Saaz hops. I could actually smell it at arms length in the bottle before I poured it! Taste is very sweet with a hint of sour after the swallow. I kept waiting for that strong hop bitterness that my nose detected earlier, but it was subtle and came on gradually. More complex than the better-known Czech pilsners that I’m used to drinking. Soft carbonation. Smooth, with a heavier body than I expected. Not very bitter, but what there is stays with you a long time. There’s a thick, buttery feel on the tongue long after the glass is empty. I’ve always loved Czech pilsners and I think I’ll be calling this one my favorite, at least for now. Easy drinking but with some complexity as well!

kvnstfrd, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of JALIEN
3/5  rDev -9.6%

JALIEN, Nov 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

t0rin0, Nov 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

warpedrevolution, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of wages
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - 4/5 - Pours with a small stark white head. It's color is read-through transparent golden. The head disappears quickly.

smell - 3/5 - Smells of dough and earthy hops.

taste - 3.5/5 - Very bready and earthy hoppy. It's just like the smell but magnified. The hops have kind of a floral & earthy spiciness.

mouthfeel - 4/5 - A little high on the carbonation, but not too much. Hops flavor lingers and coats the mouth.

overall - 4/5 - Not a bad pilsener that is well supported by it's hops. Not the best Czech beer I've had and not the worst.

wages, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. The head dissipates quickly leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass. The beer contains lots of particulates and had moderate amounts of lacing.

S: Aromas of bready malts with grassy hops and the slightest hint of skunkiness. As the beer warmed, there were also hints of honey and lemon.

T: Flavors were nice and malty - primarily bready malts with just a hint of bitterness on the finish from the grassy hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and quite sessionable, I enjoyed this one and will likely have it again. It paired very nicely with some spicy food (hot wings) because of the resfreshing flavor.

dbrauneis, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of TheBMan
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

TheBMan, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of rangerred
2.55/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11.1oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a slightly hazy light gold. A white head is quick to fade leaving a ring around the top of the beer. No lacing at all.

Smell is kind of dirty. Grassy hops are present but above that is an odd malt scent that is not quite caramel or roasted but just smells like dirt.

The flavor continues this odd caramel/roasted/dirty malt flavor along with the grassy hops. The beer is a little too sweet and the bitterness not quite enough. Mouthfeel is good, though.

Overall a somewhat lackluster example of a czech pils. I doubt I will get it again.

rangerred, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of rlf1810
4/5  rDev +20.5%

rlf1810, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of jsisko01
3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a pale golden color with a small head that disappears quickly. This beer is unfiltered.

Smell - Not much to the smell.. kinda skunky and like grass.

Taste - It also tastes pretty skunky. I can't really point out any other flavors. Mostly floral. A slight bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with light carbonation.

Overall - I like this beer. It's nothing out of the ordinary but it tastes good.

jsisko01, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
2.58/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium white head quickly settles into a decent lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

Big skunky sour aroma.

A big sour hops taste, seems like a lot of beers that come in green bottles are very much like this, sour aroma, sour taste, and sour aftertaste.

Same ol' green bottle beer, I go get something in a brown bottle if you don't mind.

LXIXME, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of falloutsnow
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a fairly pale golden color with a rather large head - around 4cm - that's a pale white in color. Body is transparent, with very active carbonation that supports the head as I finish the beer. No noticeable lacing along glass. I don't see any of the yeast floaties that other reviewers have mentioned.

Smell is a little malt sweetness, a little buttery, and a little...cat food? Seriously, I use cat food for feeding research insects, and the scent is definitely in here, too. Overall, a fairly unimpressive aroma coming from this.

This is a fairly malty lager, with plenty of malt sweetness upfront, bordering on cloying, especially for a lager. This transitions fairly cleanly to pleasant flowery/herbal hop flavor, definitely European in origin though I don't know the particular cultivar. Aftertaste is primarily of hop bitters. Post-malt, things are primarily crisp and refreshing on the palate.

Mouthfeel is fairly light to light-medium, perhaps a little too carbonated for my preference, making the beer foam up a bit too much in the mouth, but still fine for the style. Finish is dry, as expected per the style.

A fairly satisfying Pilsener, fairly true to the style, but with a few rough edges remaining. Still, quite drinkable and sessionable, could be good for summer.

falloutsnow, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of Brabander
2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall a very average beer which does not really invite to drink it again.

I poured this beer in my Struise glass. The last beer of this country had troubles getting a head and so was this one. Only a strong pour in the glass gives the beer a white head. Very little carbonation. A light skunky smell and dito taste. Somewhat dry,

This beer is drinkable but not more than that. The used hops are not the hops we like in Europe. The Germans do a better job.

Brabander, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of ColdPoncho
2.68/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

From notes

A - Chunks. Gold body. No head.

S - sweet honey and malt.

T - dry, some depth from malts.

M - the beer has a medium body, nothing interesting.

D - I hated drinking this. It didn't taste terrible, didn't smell very bad, but the ridiculous chunks and globs of yeast and whatever else that were floating around in this beer make thinking about drinking it very unpleasant and the actual act of drinking it even worse. Every time I would take a sip, I would close my lips around the glass as much as possible and cringe when a chunk would meet my lips. As reasonable as this beer may have been, I hated every second of drinking it.

ColdPoncho, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours clear and orangish with chunks... lots of chunks... of weird gross things floating around
Smells like a real solid pilsner. Sweet and a hint of hops. Very nice on the nose
Tastes a bit bitter and lagery. There is some real yeastiness to it that overpowers everything. The malt profile is subtle and heavily sweet. Caramel and maybe some hints of crystal. Not bad overall taste. The mouthfeel is okay but the chunks are gross... Overall... okay but not good

Urbancaver, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear deep yellow in color and poured with a thin white head that quickly faded away and left lacy patterns of bubbles on the surface. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are moderate aromas of bready malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very malty and has some hints of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and quite sessionable - although it's very malty the beer isn't overly filling. I would definitely try this again because of its strong malty flavor.

metter98, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of stcules
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden blonde color, beautiful foam, creamy and compact, sticky and persistent.
Malty smell, but not too fresh.
Better in the mouth, with malty notes, cereals, and freshness, and a good balancing hop.
Low carbonation for a better drinkability.
Decent taste, light body, average aftertaste.
There are better czech pils.

stcules, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of Rayek
3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pokal.

A: Hazy gold with little visible carbonation. A rocky off-white cap starts big and slowly settles to a thin blanket of foam. Leaves bits and pieces of lace.

S: Slightly musty. Straw and honey really stick out. A light whiff of grassy hops provides balance.

T: The sweet aromas from the nose carry into the flavor nicely. Bitterness is low, but balanced. It provides a pepper and lemon bite. Finishes rather clean, with just a bit of lingering bitterness. The complexity grows as the beer warms.

M: The medium body feels a bit thick for this style. The carbonation is right where it should be.

D: This is a nice and light beer that suits the warm night I drank it on. It's well balanced and offers some nice subtleties that emerge over time. A very nice Pils.

Rayek, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of CMW
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear, dark yellow color with very little head formation.

S - Fresh cut grass, corn, and virtually no hops.

T - The taste is almost all malt. Mostly pale malt with a little earthy flavor. Others are mentioning hops, I am getting none of that.

M - Light, almost to the point of being watery.

D - Although this isn't going to set my world on fire, it's pretty drinkable. It would be a good pairing for a BBQ and some warm weather.

CMW, Aug 14, 2010
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B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser Bier from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
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