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Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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82
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1,189 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 1,189
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 28
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Budějovický Budvar, n.p. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Exported to the US as Czechvar.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-19-2002)
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Reviews by GMB:
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GMB

Japan

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Budjejovicky Budvar's light amber body is slightly darker than the pale straw and golden bodies one expects from a typical Czech Pilsener. A standard pour causes a flurry of gaseous activity to explode in the glass. This quickly settles to a mild assortment of bubbles that make their way to the top at regular intervals. The buff-white head disappears quickly.

The nose offers a pleasant mixture herbs and sweet, ever-so-slightly-roasted grains.

The taste follows the nose. Sweet grains are complemented by notes of green apple, white grapes, and very mild herbal and floral aromas.

This is a clean, crisp, slightly sweet lager with a hang that is bitter but smooth. The light mouthfeel is delicate and balances the mild, clean flavors well. Had it been any waterier, the beer would be too thin; had it been a bit more substantial, it might have felt too heavy on the palate.

Pilsener is perhaps the most difficult genre to brew well, for the brewer has nothing to hide behind. No barrels and barrels of hops; no crazy combinations of toasted and roasted malts; no high ABV to mask off flavors. In every 10 Czech Pilseners, I may find one that is worth revisiting. Budjejovicky's Budvar is a slightly unique, well-balanced rendition of the genre that has made it onto my short list. I'll be revisiting this brew soon.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 10:13:04 | More by GMB
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Pale gold with a vanishingly brief head.

Aroma of vegetal, grassy hops and doughy pale malt.

Crisp, off-dry and slightly tart, with brisk grassy noble hops over a soft crackery pils malt base. Clean, simple, and refreshing, with no flaws. Very slight hint of sulfur in the background.

Feather-light and almost watery, emphasis here is on drinkability.

Overall, a fine quaffable pilsner. Apparently over-hyped, perhaps owing to its name conflict with the fizzy American swill, but leaving all that aside it's still a quite nice pale lager in its own right.

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Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 1,189 ratings.