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

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Budějovický Budvar, n.p. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 03-20-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of dcmchew
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BRami127
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DRBiser
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of edificio5
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of endless1408
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of schaffer9252
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of msondel
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of MrDarcy
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
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.

Photo of beergoot
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of FLima
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.