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

Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark LagerBudweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%

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:
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(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 03-20-2007)
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Reviews by foles:
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4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In my opinion this beer is somewhat of a classic. This is because it is what I call a very easy drinking, dark lager that isnt overwhelming, but tastes good and fresh.

I picked up several 50cl bottles from Morrisons supermarket. It pours almost perfectly, with a nice head and good retention. It looks and feels like a Munich Dunkel, perhaps without such a sharp roasted malt flavour. The roasted malt flavour is a little more balanced, which is nice. Hints of chocolate and coffee are also present in the smell, but not the taste. The mouthfeel is a little lacking on taste, but the aftertaste is pleasant with a slight similarity to the light Budvar. The body was solid.

I quite like this beer at it never dissapoints and at the moment I have a few in the fridge!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2007 20:02:06 | More by foles
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2.86/5  rDev -21.6%
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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4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
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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3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
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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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-07-2014 13:03:11 | More by Schmoog
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3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
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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3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
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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New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brownish black appearance, though more of a deep garnet when held to the light, showing off it's nicely bright clarity. Compact layer of creamy tan foam on the surface that ebbs slowly over the course of the glass. Spotty bits of lace here and there but not much of an accumulation.

Softly roasty aroma, slight coffee, dry and not really sweet.

Taste is similarly dry and roasty, light coffee and toast, clean and smooth without any bitterness. Quite drinkable though it gets a little thin in the body. Lightly carbonated, easily sessionable. It's rare within this style to be dry and not cloyingly sweet, as many EDL's can be. This leans more towards English Porter territory, though it's still unique and very good.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 23:26:40 | More by emerge077
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Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
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