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

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B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierB.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser Bier

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BA SCORE
77
okay

120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-21-2003)
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Photo of silver0rlead
2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden yellow with a thin white head that retains ok. The aroma is grassy and grainy with a touch of biscuit, floral hops and some metallic notes. The flavor is similar to the aroma, with grass and grain notes upfront, along with some mild floral hops, corn, biscuit and some metallicity. The mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation and drinkability is descent. An ok czech pilsner, not as brisk and hoppy as id hoped, but drinkable nonetheless.

silver0rlead, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of crossovert
2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle, no date.

Pours a hazy gold with a huge amount of floaties, the only light lager I have had like this was Weihenstephaner Original. It seemed more appetizing in the Weihenstephaner.

Smells alright, mostly malt, I'm assuming this bottle is probably over a year old, the hops have faded.

The taste still has some hop bitterness, along with a bit of malt and some metallic flavor.

It is an average beer.

crossovert, Mar 01, 2010
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 bditty187
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I don’t think the data on BA is totally correct with this beer but I don’t have the information to fix it. My bottle says it is brewed in a different city (then listed on BA) but by the same brewery listed here. There seems to be several different websites that “claim” this beer (www.BBBurgerbrau.com). Anyway, on to the review…

Clear, gold in hue; the liquid has an amber tint, which pushes the appearance from sickly to healthy. White head, the foam created a perfect one finger of head. I was surprised at how well this tight little head lasted. A soapy collar did develop in time and remained the entire consumption. Sadly, there was no subsequent lacing. When all is said and done, this is not a bad looking beer.

The first whiffs were heavily skunky it seemed. After a moment or two these unpleasant but familiar aromas had faded. I found grass/hay/faint woody notes (I love Euro hops!) plus some tangy spiciness too. Crisp but thin malts, typical of a Pils; they are a little more secondary then I’d prefer but this complaint is total nitpicking. Moderate potency but it is articulate and pleasant to listen too. I found the nose to be agreeable but too quite and too ordinary. Still, it’s inviting.

The palate is much less flavorful then I was expecting! Where is the bitterness? Okay… this is a nicely balanced Pils but I would want some more bite from the hops. On the other hand, the hop flavors are agreeable, spicy with notes of grass, hay, and some wood. Scrawny malt profile; I’m not talking Macro Light lager skinny but compared to, say, Budweiser Budvar it is lacking. The finish is weak, a bit watery with some tangy, earthiness but it’s a bit clean for my liking. All in all, this Czech Pils is nothing more then average. I love the style but this is a yawner.

Medium-light in body, watery at the back, low carbonation which is an ill fit; the mouthfeel lacks the refreshing nature that is desired in the style.

Well, this beer is very easy to drink. It would make a nice session beer in the summer but as a Czech Pils worth going back for, I think not. Still, I won’t turn one down. I purchased my bottle in Council Bluffs, IA. It is worth a try but it fails to represent its style to the fullest.

bditty187, Feb 10, 2006
Photo of ghebel
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very clear, yellow/ gold color with a one inch white head that dissipates very quickly to a thin ring, leaving moderate lacing on the glass.

S - Malty and spicy hops.

T - Initital smooth malt palate, finishes with spicy note and nice moderate bitterness.

M - Smooth and thin. Initial mild bite that mellows with time. Seems flat.

D - Drinkable, but no more than average.

Overall - The bottle I have may be old? I cannot find a 'best by' or production date on it. It seems flat to me. I will try another in the future.

ghebel, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of matjack85
3/5  rDev -9.6%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of JALIEN
3/5  rDev -9.6%

JALIEN, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Sigmund
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml brown bottle, bought in Denmark. ABV there is 4.7%. Golden colour, moderate head. Moderate aroma - some grass, flowers and honey. Flavour is fairly clean with a moderately hoppy finish, aftertaste does not last forever. An average drinkable pilsener, but not much more than that.

Sigmund, May 01, 2006
Photo of herrburgess
3/5  rDev -9.6%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a green 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a small head. Smell is a bit skunky. Taste is crisp, malats, finishing bitter, not a whole lot of flavor. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a fairly mediocre beer.

tone77, Apr 16, 2010
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mediocre, macro tasting, skunk fest, with a nice noble hop finish not too unlike Becks. Very good head for the style. Slow rising and steady carbonation. Slightly tart, metallic, medium bodied mouthfeel. Tastes like…beer. There seems to be real potential here but unfortunately this one falls ill to the European green bottle flu. I’ll try it next time I’m over there and see if there is any difference but for now this one is just average. Drank several bottles at a bar over a long period of time with the same result.

DaPeculierDane, Dec 06, 2005
Photo of cameraman
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep golden color, with an eighth of an inch head, that quickly fades away. The scent of roasted barley and malt are very dominant with a touch hop spiciness at the end. A very mild flavor at first, mostly of the barley and malt, then strong bite of biterness comes in right at the end and hits the palate. Very watery in the mouth, though a strong tingle from carbonation does hit the back of the throat. Fairly easy to drink and somewhat refreshing, but a lack flavor pulls this beer down.

cameraman, Aug 27, 2006
Photo of Hautacam
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep gold..small head that drops to a film quickly in a pilsner glass. Smells mostly of honey and Saaz hops.
Flavor is pretty mild...a lot of raw corn taste...some honey.. dough and cereal. Hops are way in the background.Mouthfeel is medium bodied...carbonation is kind of low. Not as crisp or dry as I expected.
Not bad, but I wouldn't seek this one out.

Hautacam, May 25, 2007
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 Globetrotter
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 33cl bottle with a black and red label and foil around the neck. Front label is all in Czech, while the back has English, German, French, Italian and Russian. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 2/26/04, I opened it on 12/21/03.

Pours a clear orange gold under a thin white head that fades quickly. The nose is nice - good malt and flowery hops mix. The mouth is light and prickly. There's a good malt opening, followed by a mild and somewhat metallic hoppiness. Mixed in here is more sweet than I would have expected. The aftertaste retains some of the mild bitterness, but fades quickly. This is an uninspired brew..

Globetrotter, Dec 21, 2003
Photo of kenito799
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

Dark straw-golden colored brew with a small foamy white head that recedes to a thin ring, little lacing. Very average looking, not bad.

Fresh bottle from the back of the shelf, there is no skunk. Bready malty aroma, faint to no hop scents on the nose.

The flavor has a nice crisp bitterness right up front that carries the bready, yeasty malt right through to a lingering and pleasant finish. Taste is quite good, a good food beer. But a fairly one-dimensional flavor. There is a decent body to the mouthfeel, and it refreshes, but could use a bit more fine carbonation to really bring some crispness.

All in all a well-made pilsener whose strong point is the nice bitter finish. Lack of complexity will keep me from going out of my way to drink more.

kenito799, Oct 04, 2007
Photo of DogFood11
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz green bottle foiled and capped. Poured into a tall pils glass it forms a loose white head. Golden body with medium carbonation.

Sweetened malts and some grainy corn husk type background noise. Like others in this style its light and refreshing. Bitterness is very mild and it unfortunately mends with a metallic edge. It stays clean for the most part and as it warmed the hops become more of a factore. I would put this on the dry side of the style

Notes: Overall it was worthy of the purchase and I'll be happy to finish the entire sixer and enjoy every one. That being said it is slightly below average in my overall thoughts.

DogFood11, May 02, 2007
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
Photo of plaid75
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a medium straw hue with a half finger bubbly head. There was very little retention and minimum lacing.

The smell is a bit spicy with a bit musty. Not a bad smell - typical of a Czech Pils.

The taste was spicy as well. A good balance with a slightly sharp finish. A mild biscuity aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was sharp and a bit thin. Decent carbonation.

Overall a very drinkable pils. Typical of the style.

plaid75, May 23, 2006
Photo of daliandragon
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a single of this today at Big Z in Huntington and they threw in a BB Burgerbrau pilsner glass. Definite score.

Decent golden color but subpar head and painfully astringent nose. Not a good start for a pilsner. Taste is long, and eventually comes around to the bitterness. Also includes some malt, more than most bohemian styles. Dry finish definitely improves the mouthfeel here.

Not wonderful, but a capable example of the style. This is original enough to be interesting, although somewhat similar to Budvar, obviously.

daliandragon, Jul 19, 2006
Photo of zeff80
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy gold color with a small, short-lived head. No lacing.

S - It smelled of corn and that's about it.

T - Tasted of corn and malt. It also had a sweet quality to it.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light-bodied brew.

D - I was surprised at how good this was. The sweetness was quite good.

zeff80, Feb 05, 2007
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours deep gold with a thin white head. Some bubbles, no lacing. Really nice deep gold color.

Light grassy sweetness in the malt, some bitter leafy aromas.

Sweet malt with some herbal bitterness. The hop bitterness has a nice bite, but is not really defined. Sweetness of the grain and malt comes up in the end. Fairly clean finish. Ok, but missing some elements. Not super crisp, not great balance.

Lighter bodied. Wish it had more carbonation -- a little cloying.

Overall, not bad, but there are far better versions out there. It went down ok.

OtherShoe2, Jul 23, 2010
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliantly clear gold color with copper highlights. The head is fairly thin, frothy and a pale off white color. The aroma is ever so slightly skunked and has notes of toasted malt and lightly spicy hops. The taste is fairly thin, with a bit of malty sweetness to it and a finish that spicy, herbal and a bit bitter. There is a certain bready, toasted maltiness here though it is competing with the thin wateriness of the body. There is a bit of light struck character in this beer as well, though it is not all that strong, thankfully. This is actually not too bad, not nearly as good as I was hopping for a Czech beer.

Gueuzedude, Aug 18, 2005
Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a very clean and clear orangish golden color with a 1/4" head of small tight white bubbles at first. The head fell within about 30 seconds to end up as just a small layer across the top of the beer. There are very few bubbles rising through the liquid. There is a very slight lacing left on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: Spicy hops are the primary thing you notice in the aroma along with some soft sweet malt that has a bit of a buttery and caramel like edge to it. As the beer warms a bit, it just gets more spicy.

Taste: Very mild and reserved flavor, especially considering the hop presence in the nose. There are definitely some hops in the flavor, but not much in the way of bittering. There is a little bit of a caramel and toasty malt presence here, but it is seriously benign. The hops in the flavor are the most noticeable part of the taste, but they fade quickly to let the beer just glide across your palate like a swig of water. The finish somehow manages to be balanced toward the malt, but this is only due to a lack of bittering hops, not because of the malt presence.

Opinion: I was a little disappointed in this beer. It is really clean, and would show even the slightest flaw...so in that respect it is a good beer. The balance is really weak for even a lighter style of beer. I believe that it should start with a lot more depth in the malt to help round out the beer. It is an OK beer, but not one that I will be seeking out any time soon.

SkeeterHawk, Mar 27, 2006
Photo of yesyouam
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

B.B. Bürgerbräu is a crystal clear golden lager with a small white head that dissipates. It has a soft, grassy, fruity aroma that's slightly sweet. It's light and very smooth and the finish is clean and crisp. It's has a very light sweetness and very light bitterness with a grassy, grainy flavor that leaves no aftertaste. It's a real quaffer.

yesyouam, Sep 24, 2009
B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser Bier from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
77 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.