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

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BA SCORE
82
good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 03-20-2007)
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-20-2013 03:00:21 | More by BeerForMuscle
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California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-13-2013 07:37:45 | More by zenithberwyn
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

11-21-2013 11:27:20 | More by pipinmalikonj
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Panama

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-20-2013 20:03:08 | More by bunbury
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everlong353

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-09-2013 21:49:02 | More by everlong353
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-01-2013 03:06:28 | More by brandonld23
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bsm80x

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-24-2013 14:35:52 | More by bsm80x
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leinie13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-18-2013 02:26:21 | More by leinie13
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-04-2013 14:53:02 | More by valianes
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Reem

France

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-28-2013 14:54:33 | More by Reem
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emerge077

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
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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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-15-2013 01:01:12 | More by Wally1912
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Extol

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-12-2013 21:26:57 | More by Extol
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-05-2013 07:21:32 | More by Adamostella
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 01:06:30 | More by cbutova
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DLucky

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-04-2013 17:49:02 | More by DLucky
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-30-2013 00:01:42 | More by aztraz
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Daktah

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-25-2013 15:27:34 | More by Daktah
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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

Germany

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Spain

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-30-2013 05:49:46 | More by Bellonc
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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-14-2013 21:15:29 | More by Johnq1964
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2013 19:58:57 | More by Drknight
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dwren89

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark, dark brown with garnet hues when held to light. Tan creamy, large head. Good clarity.

Aroma: Immediate roasty aroma that yeilds to a slight sulfury lager whiff, a pumpernickel bread like aroma with clean yeast and ever so slight Saaz hop spiciness.

Taste: Dark and roasty, but not quite like a stout. Much more bready of a roast flavor than coffee like. Very reminiscent of pumpernickel bread with a slight caramel, raisiny like sweetness on the finish. Balanaced overall, with Saaz hops lending a nice spice note to balance the roasty malt.

Mouthfeel: Even though quite roasty, the mouthfeel feels like a lager rather than a nitrogenated stout. Although slightly creamier than a Helles lager, it still maintains a nice medium body with a clean and medium finish.

Overall Impression: A nice alternative to the classic bohemian pilsner. Balancing roasty stout like properties with lager like drinkability, this beer deserves a place in the occasional session.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 21:11:20 | More by dwren89
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-20-2013 04:45:45 | More by ronin926
Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.