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

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 03-20-2007)
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown color. The head is around three fingers high, with a khaki shade and a creamy texture. Retention isn't bad for the style, either. Some streaks of lacing are left on the glass, leading to a good-looking beer.

S: Oh look, a green bottle. Oh look, no skunk. Awesome! What I do get is a decent amount of grassy hops balanced by some nutty, chocolaty malts. It's even a bit roasty at times. Comes off slightly sweet, also.

T: Not as sweet as the nose indicated - but that's a good thing! A gentle kiss of grassy hops combined with brown sugar starts it off, while the finish has some caramel and even a bit of fruit. Simple, but it works.

M: Light and very dry, as expected from the style. A touch of lingering sweetness give it a semblance of richness, without being too cloying. Doesn't seem to have a huge amount of carbonation.

O: Czech dark lagers are a nice break from the IPA norm. Even if this one isn't very special, it's easy to drink and moderately enjoyable - I certainly wouldn't complain about drinking a pitcher of this stuff. Pretty nice beer in general.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 20:36:53 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Std73

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-25-2014 13:26:49 | More by Std73
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patre_tim

China

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-19-2014 02:52:30 | More by patre_tim
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BRami127

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-15-2014 07:22:24 | More by BRami127
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-23-2014 03:33:48 | More by wrightst
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-17-2014 10:46:08 | More by DRBiser
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DuncanMcBommer

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-15-2014 12:52:07 | More by DuncanMcBommer
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edificio5

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-12-2014 21:04:19 | More by edificio5
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-05-2014 15:56:36 | More by endless1408
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schaffer9252

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-04-2014 23:39:56 | More by schaffer9252
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-26-2014 06:29:56 | More by msondel
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-22-2014 17:42:16 | More by BradMacMullin
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MrDarcy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-13-2014 14:52:40 | More by MrDarcy
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-05-2014 17:57:04 | More by civicm87
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-04-2014 17:23:24 | More by Bobhoya
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-26-2014 17:38:42 | More by poskok
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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-22-2014 03:56:32 | More by rulisekmartin
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.86/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Lager glass. Dark brown color & deep ruby to the light. Tan head, fairly good retention & lacing rings. Noble hop & slight toasted aromas to the nose. Toasted, dried & spicy upfront. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Watery texture. Low bitterness & spicy palate. Dry bitter finish & toasted aftertaste. Easy drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 08:34:46 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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beergoot

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle's best by date: 11/13/13

Dark, mahogany red body with a thick, creamy head. Excellent cocoa and mocha aroma with touches of molasses. Deep, roasted grain character with notes of milk chocolate and coffee; vanilla. Medium-heavy body; very smooth and velvety; semi-sweet finish.

A very delicious dark lager with exceptional smoothness and robust flavors. I have to wonder what it might be like if I had a fresh bottle, but this somewhat dated beer has been a very good experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 23:42:27 | More by beergoot
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FLima

Brazil

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black color with red highlights against light with a thin head with short retention.
Pleasant aroma of dark chocolate, some coffee, wood and dark fruits.
Flavor of spices, earthy and herbal hops, coffee, nuts, cocoa and caramels. Dry aftertaste with a lingering roasted and bitter flavor.
Light bordering watery body with medium carbonation.
Decent beer, but nothing special. Good if you are looking for a mellow dark lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 02:15:26 | More by FLima
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-07-2014 13:03:11 | More by Schmoog
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ich, green glass, I hope it's not skunked.

Pours a decent fizzy foamy 1/2 finger tan head that fades pretty slowly with nice lacing, over a very dark molasses like brown colored beer.

Nose brings that typical Euro style dark lager with some earthy root like herbal malt characters, chewy sweet molasses and raw sugar cane, little minerality and lager notes with crispness and little fruit, some mild grassy herbal like hops and a touch of sulfur like.

Taste starts with a light feel, little watery like, but then into the dark malts again, dark malts with a little earthy root character again, little herbal, some molasses again and that raw sugar cane plant with a mild vegetal like note. Into a mild lager note, hint sulfury and little minerality, with soft crispness and little lager fruit. Also some mild earthy slight grassy herbal mildly bitter hops. A mild dusty cocoa like porter and caramel note as well. Finish is little dry but not a ton, little spicy earthy hop note lingering and some herbal hops, vegetal like root based malts lingering and little caramel molasses, bit crisp.

Mouth is lighter bod, decent fluffy carb, little sticky feeling.

Overall not bad, nothing special, more of that eastern Euro style herbal earthy vegetal like root like malt thing almost like there is a root beer like syrup in it, and raw molasses, etc. decent hops, a little light feeling.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 02:42:35 | More by jlindros
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Daredevil

Switzerland

3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

almost opaque charcoal-reddish brew with a light head

nose: dark roasted malts, coffee

taste: toasted bread, espresso, blackcurrant

the best dark lagers are traditionally from Eastern Germany and Czech Republic ... within this geographical region this brew is rather unspectacular, nevertheless a very clean and nifty sample of the style .... there might be more spectacular dark lagers out there, but you don't go wrong with this one ...

Serving type: can

01-14-2014 20:44:04 | More by Daredevil
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Rumlibeers

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-04-2014 11:11:34 | More by Rumlibeers
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-01-2014 18:32:13 | More by vhmf1978
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Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
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