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Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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82
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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Budějovický Budvar, n.p. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 03-20-2007

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

B+ b+ b+ b+ b+

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i think i prefer the basic lager to the dark one in this case, it seems a little thin for what it is, and the lager yeast sort of clashes with the mildly tannic grain feel, but i like the beer on the whole, and its one of those darker beers you can have with a big meal, or drink by the pitcher during the game and not get full, so in that context its a winner. there is a nice light brown foam head on it at the pout, but it dissipates rather quickly, leaving a silky medium brown beer with a ruby glow in the bright light. notes of chocolate malt, wheat, and a little oxidation arise in the smell, and the taste holds those aromatics accountable, as the two sensory experiences are essentially identical. finish is longer than it is in other dark lagers, not quite done or something, but the low alcohol and lighter medium body help it drink easy. less of a classic than the original, but there is a nuttiness i like in it, and i appreciate its deep roots. better on draft than in a bottle too.

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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark black-brownish, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells a little grainy, with some smoke and dark chocolate, and some fruity lager-ish yeast overtones.

This is interesting. Definitely not the best black lager I've ever had, but it's cool to try the dark Czech Budweiser. There's some good smoky coffee bean flavor, some dark bitter chocolate, some ash, and some very slight skunky flavors that add rather than detract. It's not particularly bold or in your face, but it's tasty and easy to drink.

This is light bodied, with a really creamy mouthfeel, and a medium amount of carbonation. It's very drinkable, especially given the 4.7% ABV.

Finally got to try this one, I have been looking forward to it.

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3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.11/5  rDev -14.6%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Underrated and very appealing beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

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Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.