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

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Reviews: 108
Hads: 120
Avg: 3.29
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-21-2003

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.2/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a surprisingly good Czech Pils. The beer pours to a clear coppery golden color with a thin and fizzy head. Lots of carbonation on display in the pils glass.

Smells very floral hoppy with a light sweet malty backbone. Very appealing for a pils.

The taste is great. A nice and pleasant floral, herbal, spicy hop with very little bitterness accompanied by a delightful sweetness. Very crisp and clean, and insanely drinkable. I will definitely buy more of this, particularly when in the company of swill-drinking friends.

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Photo of baos
4.2/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm confused whether this is right or not, my beer is in a brown bottle and says original Czech lager.

16.9 fl oz into Pint glass.

Looks really good on pour with a nice 2 finger big bubbly head. Some lacing going on. Honey-clover-toffee aroma, and almost a freshly mown hay smell as well.
Almost a buttery taste with a nice spicy finish that leaves the mouth pleasantly dry. I rated lower above initially, but after the beer warmed on my taste buds this beer is pretty fucking good.
The 3.5 went to a 4.5.
Mouthfeel is a nice medium body.
D: par excellence!

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Photo of Offa
4.2/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is good Czech pilsner, tasty with light complexity, and highly drinkable.

Somewhat deep gold, it has a medium, dense white head steadily shrinking to a lasting thin top and it leaves some decent lace.

The aroma is light and somewhat sweet with sweet grain, bread dough, a hint of apple, and herbal, grassy hops.

The taste has a very light, but clean, consistent bready grain-malt backbone with a persistent hint of apple peels, but the herbal-grassy hop flavour and bitterness, clearly dominates without being overly strong. It has a lingering, engaging, lightly bitter herbal finish and aftertaste. It's crisp and lively, lacking the lightly oily, thicker quality of some like Budweiser Budvar.

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Photo of carln26
4.23/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This came fresh on tap at the Scottish Arms. It poured deep straw gold and was topped with a thick white champagne head. The aroma is dominated by noble hops, all flower, with just a touch of citrus. Taste is a wonderful hop punch, not overly bitter, just a nice fresh hop character. More orange citrus. Light slick mouth feel very quenching. This was the 2nd time I’d enjoyed this beer this week. This time from proper glassware (nice fluted mug rather than thick glass one it came in last time). Really is nice to enjoy fresh draft pilsner.

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Photo of pmcadamis
4.29/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - This one is a peachy sun-gold bronze hue and clear with a two finger head of crisp white foam. Lots of really dusty lace is left on the glass as it recedes to a nice cap. A really attractive beer...it's a shade darker than most pilseners. Sort of in the pale ale or IPA bronze territory.

S - Crisp saltine cracker malt notes, with a heap of sea salt. This smells a lot like a really good big German pretzel with giant salt crystals studded all over it. There is a hint of something more substantial behind the saltine cracker notes...like a slightly roasted malt. This note adds to the pretzel theme. This might sound strange, but there is something reminecent of stale urine...as can be whiffed in any public park bathroom. Oddly, I like that smell here. It somehow works.

T - Tasty pretzel malt notes with tones of salt, but thankfully no urine notes! The hop profile is meaty and aged, and the balance is perfect. This is a wonderfully complex brew.

M - Round, lush, soft, and mineral laden. This has a really nice soft and gentle feeling, and the finish is tasty and neutral. This one is very mild. Could be a good beer to give to a BMC lover to get them started on good beer.

D - Nearly perfect. On a warm late summer afternoon like this one, this hits the spot like no other. This one has session written all over it. I'm just pissed that I only have one bottle!

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Photo of ernie
4.32/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth, mild, aromatic and malty Czech lager. I prefer it to much more famous Budvar/Czechvar, for it's more complex and delicate. Lots of hoppy-flowery aroma with a subtle note of yeast. Round, a bit sweetish taste with merry hoppy aftertaste. The only really bad thing about it is the supply - can't find this beer when I really want it :(

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Photo of pilsner75
4.32/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

16.9 fl. oz. bottle drunk in inverted cone pilsner glass.

Appearance--Golden color. Very light carbonation--several thin streams of bubbles. Head dissipated very quickly; almost none retained on side of glass.

Smell--Very pleasant aroma of wheat and a little yeast, opens up as one smells it.

Taste--Quite sweet initial profile. Practically no bitterness whatsoever; closest it comes is a little pleasant sourness around the edge of the tongue that prevents it being cloying. I really can't put my finger on what precisely its taste reminds me of; it's very evanescent, complex and subtle; remains in the mouth a long time--probably the best parallel is a good slice of sourdough. The difficulty of breaking down the taste into components, I think, is a tribute to its brewer. The hops are there, but they lend it body, not bitterness for its own sake. This is what, for me at any rate, a pilsner should be.

Mouthfeel--The lack of carbonation gives it a smooth feel. I'm ambivalent about whether more would have been helpful. It might have made it a livelier glass, or whether it would have pushed it toward soda.

Drinkability--Personally, I could drink this for hours, with or without food (not that I drink more than a glass often, but were I to...). It's a beautifully crafted beer. It's complex without being extreme or challenging, in the manner of good English pale to golden ales. It's definitely not an American beer, at either extreme--the big, brash, bold craft beers (hooray!) or the sweet mass-produced pap of Budweiser/Coors/etc (boo!). If drinking with food, I would have it with sourdough and a hard sheep's cheese.

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Photo of okra
4.55/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It was one of those warm, sticky Fridays, and I was going to have a nice beer with my lunch - a few of the usual suspects on tap, then I spotted this!

Original Pilsner, served in its appropriate glassware (a tall mug, with the Burgerbrau logo)... nice!

OK, it's malty, but in line with Urquell and Budvar (as well as what I remember about Kumburak). Huge head, nice lace, hops are there, and leave almost a hint of peppery spiciness, but not overly floral. A great start to what looks to be a great rest of the day... :)

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