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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
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 1/4" white head. Clear, clean, bright gold. Head dissipates quickly. No lace.

S - Sweet malt balanced with a delicate soft hop aroma. Hay.

T - Herbal. Medicinal. Light bitterness in finish. Sweet malt. Bread. Grain. Sugary.

M - Medium-bodied crisp mouthfeel. Medium carbonation level. Clean, dry finish. It's there and it's gone.

D - Good drinkability / sessionability. Nice pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2006 03:40:59 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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Morris729

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden in color with a short white head that soon fades into a wispy lace. Nose is fresh grains with a bit of floral hops. A mild mustiness and earthiness is in the background. Fairly light in body though not too thin. Taste begins with lightly sweet malts followed by grassy hops that become more bitter towards the end of the taste. A pretty nice pilsner to be had here.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2005 00:59:58 | More by Morris729
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metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 15:15:17 | More by metter98
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bright gold color with moderate white puffy head. No lacing.
Smell is nicely malty, with a pleasant background hop presence.
Taste is crisp malty, and finishes with a nice hop bitterness.
Nothing very special about this beer, but very refreshing and a good crisp thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 22:50:26 | More by tgbljb
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Burgerbrau pours a crystal-clear golden robe beneath a short head of creamy bright-white foam. The head steadily settles into a wide, foamy collar that leaves only average lacing behind. The nose is grassy and floral over a bready malt... basic, clean, concise. The flavor offers a little more oomph with a wider, but still very straight-forward, maltiness and even stronger hop flavors. A bold bitterness balances it, and it finishes quite dry with a lingering bitterness that's strewn with grassy and spicy hop flavors. Although it might not turn heads, Burgerbrau is a solidly-made, very drinkable Czech pils that can't be argued with as an everyday pour. Nicely done!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2006 00:19:46 | More by NeroFiddled
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a clear yellow brew with a two finger head. Nice looking for a pilsener.

Aroma was of light malts with a nice crisp hoppy tang. Good.

Taste was of distinct Saaz hops over a light crisp malt backbone, I did detect the merest hint of skunkiness, but that wasn't enough to detract from the overall experience.

Mouthfeel was light and crisp. It wasn't too overdone.

Drinkability was pretty good. This would be a good session beer, if I liked lagers more. It was still pretty OK.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2005 02:53:36 | More by connecticutpoet
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ctdfalconer

California

3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am always hopeful but wary when I reach for a European lager with a shiny, shiny label in green glass bottles. I am hopeful because fine and delicious brew is often found therein. Wary because as often as not, the beer has been treated to sub-optimum conditions and has become skunky. Sure this could happen to virtually any beer, but it is more common in central and eastern European lagers, because they have to travel so far, they use a lot of green glass, and a lot of hops. So I opened my B.B. Bürgerbräu with tempered expectations. What I got was just a very faint hint of the feared skunkiness, which I was willing to bear if the reward was good enough. Aside from the mild skunk, I found the aroma to be pleasantly perfumey-floral-hoppy. The flavor had a nicely full malty sweetness well countered by a healthy dose of hop bitterness, leaving a crisp, dry finish. It's not quite as rich as Czechvar (Budvar) or as spicy-hoppy as Pilsener-Urquell, but very easy to drink to be sure. Another solid Czech lager that I would happily drink again...if it's fresh.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2006 02:57:02 | More by ctdfalconer
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is medium gold, couldn't work a head during the pour.
There was barely any smell at all. The taste is smooth and lightly fruity, no hop taste at all. Smooth feel goes down real easy. This is a very easy drinking beer. It gets better the more you drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 01:09:37 | More by confer
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Piwoski for the hook up.

Bright yellow with a light island of foam after the pour and a uniform column of bubbles rising to the top. The aroma is good, clean pilsner malt with just a touch of lemony hops. Very even malts and a lightly inserted hop. A but watery tasting though. The water used was a bit too soft. I think just a touch of mineral dryness would make this pisner much more refreshing. Just the thing after a hard das work on a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 04:53:27 | More by scruffwhor
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ktrillionaire

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Straw yellow with a fizzy white head that quickly shrinks to a hazy veil over the beer.

S - The smell is grainy, a tad sweaty and a bit metallic-skunky.

T - The taste is very muted, mostly clean pale malt colored with the flavors of the skunky, sweaty bohemian hop.

M - The beer is quite thin, almost watery, but it is smooth, crisp and refreshing.

D - While this beer is far from fantastic, its drinkability is not so. Basically, this is a great contender for das boot, or any vessel over one liter.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2010 06:12:42 | More by ktrillionaire
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a quaffable import lager. Poured out to a rich golden color with a nice white foamy head and medium high carbonation. Some traces of lace in the glass. Aromas were weak, but notes of hops and grain were noted. Taste was simple yet enjoyable. Flavors of hops and grain are accented by the mild malt that is not too thick or overpowering. Mouthfeel is nice; crisp and light while still maintaining a good level of refreshing depth. Decent drinkability. This brew would be best consumed with some chicken or pizza, or as a summer brew. I think I may find myself back with this beer toward the warmer months of the year. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2005 01:20:30 | More by Frozensoul327
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BeTheBall

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden color with a generous head, minimal lacing. Smelled of pilsner malt and hops. Taste was clean and refreshing, but somewhat sweet for a pilsner I thought. Not as dry a finish as some. Mouthfeel was average for this style, and drinkablity was good, very smooth and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 17:35:18 | More by BeTheBall
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mpyle

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with good clarity. Small white head that dispersed very quickly.

Aroma was fairly simple and clean - some malt and some noble hops.

What tasted like Saaz hops were very evident up front - strong hop flavor presence, but not overly bitter (balanced by the malt). Finishes fairly dry and slightly hoppy.

Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Clean and smooth mouthfeel.

Overall flavor is a bit flat, despite being a clean and somewhat hoppy beer. Nothing really wrong with it, but lacked a certain umph. Also, my bottle said 4.7% rather than 5.0% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2007 01:38:08 | More by mpyle
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is golden with a nice level of carbonation. Head is creamy and of medium height. Retention is okay. The aroma is clean, I was expecting skunk from the green bottle. Sweet, grainy smells dominate. The taste is dominated by sweet malts with an undercurrent of grainy, grassy flavor. Hop flavor most noticed at the beginning of a sip, other than that hop presence is much less than expected from a pils. A creamy mouthfeel is a plus and the drinkability is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2005 14:37:53 | More by Gagnonsux
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is hard to find on BA, because as others have noted, the US import bottles list a diferent brewery all together. Thank god for the picture of the bottle! Anyway, the beer is a darn nice looking very gold (like a shiny coin). Since I poured it, I had a lovely inch of creamy white foam, but alas where did it go? Aroma is probably its bext feature: rich, bready, perfumey. Tastewise, it is not bad, maltyness tingued with some perfumey hops. The sweetness in the finish was a bit noticeable...perhaps a touch more sharp carbonation would have evened that out.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2005 23:36:58 | More by PatandDavid
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JoKo

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

B.B. Burgerbrau was a good drinkable beer. It is a smooth beer with a mild hop taste and is nice for a summer day. Mild wheat taste to it, really refreshing. Overall, what one might expect for a basic Czech Pilsner. I'd buy it again. It reminds me of different German Pilsners that I have had before.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2007 02:57:41 | More by JoKo
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wages

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 20:20:51 | More by wages
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Drew966

Florida

3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

B.B. Burgerbrau pours an orange color with a white head from a green 11.1 ounce bottle. The aroma is a mostly spicy hops and surprisingly doesn't seem to be skunky. Spicy hops are also noticeable in the flavor and the malt flavor is solid if mostly in the background. A nice light pils. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 01:19:38 | More by Drew966
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sraimondi

Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow straw color with some spotty lacing after a quickly dissipating head. Very faint grass aroma. Taste is nicely balanced but a little weak in the finish--was looking for a bit more hop bite. Mouthfeel was good--a nice creamy feel. The ABV (of 4.7% per the bottle's label) makes this one a good hot weather beer for knocking down a few on the deck listening to my XM satellite radio.

As an aside, another good brew from Ceske Budejovice, but not as good as Budvar, IMO. The latter is a true pilsner.

Steve

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2007 18:55:03 | More by sraimondi
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Amalak

New York

3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.
A- Average dull gold color with a limited head and little lacing.
S- Has a decent, bitter wheat scent to it.
T- Kind of a fruity pilsner. I'm not sure, but there's like an appleish taste in there. I would not prefer this over most Czech Pilsners, but this is definitely quality.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 22:28:05 | More by Amalak
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ommegangpbr

New York

3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This falls within the spectrum of the wet and juicy pilsner, which really isn't my preference in a pils but this one is decent. Lightly malty sweet with a bit of hops to dry it up leaving a bit of bitterness on the palate. Feels slick on the tongue. A bit of lemon oil flavor, some potato bread flavor.
A pretty simple beer made for easy drinking with a pretty good flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2006 03:18:58 | More by ommegangpbr
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HardTarget

Texas

3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle Inspection: 4.7% by volume in small print on the back, no date, green 12 oz bottle, white foil top. Front label says 1795, but the back says first brewed in 1802. What, they sat around on their hands for 7 years?

Aroma: Hello Pepe LePhew! I note skunk at arms length during the pour and well after. Just skunk, nothing more. Have to love the green bottles. Well, maybe a hint of DMS.

Appearance: Deep golden glass with a thin white cover that holds a collar

Flavor: Well balanced with a mildly sweet malt start and a mild peppery hop finish. Hops seem very low key for a Pils. No off flavors (as long as I hold my nose to the skunk).

Mouthfeel: Medium body, moderate carbonation, thin texture and fairly dry.

Overall Impression: Very drinkable, but green bottles must die.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2005 02:16:12 | More by HardTarget
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a golden/light amber color with a small white head. The aroma is grainy, biscuity, grassy hops and honey. First it tastes like grain and sweet malt, and then has a grassy hops aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light and with moderate carbonation, and it is crisp and easy to drink. I think this is an OK beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2006 02:01:19 | More by bluejacket74
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TheBMan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-24-2012 07:21:59 | More by TheBMan
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty middle-of-the-road for it's style. Sure it has nice pilsner maltiness, noble hops, and quite clean, but it has no ass. Simply safe and simple. Medium on all aroma, taste, and texture profiles. Lightly grainy and nicely malty, spiced nicely with Saaz hops. It's a fine beer, but I would expect to be challenged with any of this beer's experiences.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2006 03:14:48 | More by BEERchitect
B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser Bier from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
77 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.