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

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BA SCORE
82
good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost totally black, a few ruby/dark brown notes. One finger foamy head, lasts a while and so does the thick sticky lace afterwards.
Rich smell of dark roasted malts, nuttiness, some salted chocolate, faint toffee, light espresso, nice Czech hops.
Roasted malts dominate the taste, burnt crust, burnt sugar and dusty cocoa powder. Nut peel later on, gets a bit chocolatey, then roasted again, with some nice coffee notes. Nice clean Saaz hops in the finish, along with a bit of ash and some faint burnt wood, not too much tho. Lagery "lemon zest" is present, lifting it all up to the palate.
Light to medium body, medium carbonation.
A benchmark for dark Czech lagers, no doubt about that.

dcmchew, Aug 06, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

3.3/5: Sometimes, you want a Czech dark lager...this will do nicely.

ThisWangsChung, Jul 25, 2014
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Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.