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

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
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:
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(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 03-20-2007)
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1.25/5  rDev -65.7%

09-12-2012 23:33:36 | More by buckywarren
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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

01-17-2013 13:27:40 | More by gnikola
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United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

04-20-2013 09:21:15 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

11-21-2013 11:27:20 | More by pipinmalikonj
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

02-11-2012 20:09:37 | More by kinolust
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

08-14-2013 15:35:13 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew


2.86/5  rDev -21.4%
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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2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A mouth with spicy enough coffee in the aftertaste that gives a fairly strong bitterness (IBU quite high I presume), not necessarily powerful, but very persistent. The nose smells the coffee, but more style cafe macchiato. Full tasting, there are also touches of acidity, almost like a winey side (maybe coffee liqueur). The finish is a little licorice. What makes a strange contrast between the entrance and slightly winey and acid output, completely bitter. This side had advantages in the pale lager but here in the dark lager, it looks worse.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 09:42:37 | More by ThaCreep
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2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, with mahogany reflexes. Beautiful head, creamy and persistent, beige in color.
Roasted smell. Light and pleasant. But nothing else.
The taste is very roasted too, and malty. Round, even with a quite watery body.
Essentially, roasted malt, and not very much else, but drinkable and thirst-quenching.
Roasted in the aftertaste, again, with some dry fruit, and a slight bitterness in the back, more from the roasted than from the hop.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2005 16:34:28 | More by stcules
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I hope this isn't any of the other Dark lagers already listed, but with a new name for the UK, anyway, this one is 4.7% by volume and has a sole importer into the UK.

Brown 500ml bottle, best before Jan 2008, serve cold. Drank march 2007, served cold.

Poured three times into my Budweiser Budvar tulip style tasting glass, which only holds 0.2 litres. Very dark maroon in colour with a full biege head. Held up to the light, it is sparkling and clear.

Caramel and roasted, almost burnt malts fill the nose fairly well, boiled mushrooms too.

The burnt malts from the aroma are to be found in the taste too, with the caramel also adding to the taste.

Watery and fairly weak in the mouth, no great aftertaste.

This is an OK beer, not one I will rush out and find again, but drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2007 22:34:37 | More by BlackHaddock
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-25-2013 15:27:34 | More by Daktah
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-06-2013 18:17:35 | More by rredshift
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New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-12-2014 21:04:19 | More by edificio5
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3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very dark reddish-brown, almost black, with an inch of tan head. This falls to a thin island.

S - Caramel, grassy hops, faint smell of dark fruit

T - Burst of roast malt, which lingers for the entire drink. Dark fruits move in during the middle, with a slightly bitter, caramel finish. Metallic aftertaste mixed with roast malts and some chocolate.

M - Light to medium with moderate carbonation. Refreshing.

D - An OK beer which quenches the thirst, but not overly interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2006 14:41:42 | More by haz77
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3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
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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3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Second variety of Czechvar available and it's a dark one. Pours a dark brown with a frothy brown head into my glass.

Sweet malt with an underlying roastiness. Make no mistake, it's very much a lager at heart, even in the nose.

Tastes a little bland and syrupy in parts. Otherwise, fairly inoffensive.

Lingering caramel from the malt. Doesn't finish too far from water either.

Stick with regular Czechvar.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 21:45:50 | More by Brad007
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-01-2013 20:50:37 | More by Miha
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-30-2012 20:42:28 | More by pknyc
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-09-2013 21:49:02 | More by everlong353
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-07-2014 13:03:11 | More by Schmoog
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-14-2013 21:15:29 | More by Johnq1964
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-26-2014 17:38:42 | More by poskok
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-15-2014 12:52:07 | More by DuncanMcBommer
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-17-2014 10:46:08 | More by DRBiser
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3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer in a restaurant in Bratislava, Slovakia. Poured into an original Budweiser Budvar glass. The beer pours a dark brown color, with a nice creamy, light-brown head, that lasted for several minutes.

Smell: Very sweet, roasted malts and some bread (or dough)

Taste: sweet, roasted and caramelized malts, some hints of black licorice and a surprisingly nice bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: like most dark lagers, creamy, light and a bit watery, but very easy to drink. Medium-low carbonation

Overall: Not a bad beer, but personally, I think the beer lacks body. Most flavors are just not it. Didn't finish this one and will probably not have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 09:49:36 | More by rvdoorn
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Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
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