Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
2.86/5 rDev -21.2%
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.
04-14-2014 08:34:46 | More by GONZALOYANNA
4.1/5 rDev +12.9%
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.
04-02-2014 23:42:27 | More by beergoot
3.49/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
03-03-2014 02:15:26 | More by FLima
3.56/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
01-15-2014 02:42:35 | More by jlindros
3.06/5 rDev -15.7%
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 ...
01-14-2014 20:44:04 | More by Daredevil
3.96/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
09-17-2013 23:26:40 | More by emerge077
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
A- Pours from the bottle with a dark brown body, a tiny bit of light pierces the edges where it appears a crimson red. One finger light tan head builds up but doesn't stick around for very long. The cap falls to a small silky ring leaving only a few small spots of lace.
S- Each sniff immediately brings me back to making candi sugar at home. Not saying this has any Candi sugar in it but sweetness, molasses, brown sugar and dark fruits come to mind. Malty with hints of roast grain, chocolate and toasted nuts.
T- Good use of malts here with a good spread of different flavors from the grains. Big toasted nuttiness, light caramel, coffee beans, cocoa, slight roast grain and cracked grain dust (ala homebrew store) all come to mind in a pretty nice balance. Slightly fruity with a fair amount of spicy, earthy hop flavors in the finish. Something of a Coca-Cola hint, which I have found in other similar brews.
MF- Light bodied lager with a super smooth and silky high-end carbonation. Pretty creamy when churned on the palate. Slight roast and hop bitterness in the finish.
Originally grabbed this just to get the review but the use of malts here is actually quite nice. A very nice toasted nuttiness and the roasted flavors work well. Awesome balance of malt flavors across the spectrum.
09-05-2013 01:06:30 | More by cbutova
Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.