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Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,118 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1118
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.92%


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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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.58/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this a few times on tap in CZ. wish this was more widely availible in Prauge. Superior white fluffy head with matly biscuity aromas giving away to fruits & the maltiness hits you! Way too drinkable, hops balance great with the ample body.

I wish AB would make something that could be a pimple on the ass of this beer!

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2005 05:58:30 | More by russpowell
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.5 liter green bottle, which is about 17 ounces. Drink by 1-27-15... pretty long shelf life. My guess is that this was bottled recently.

Appearance: Pours a perfectly clear yellow color with a head that goes away almost instantaneously. No lacing. Looks alright for what it is.

Smell: Pale malts, hay, and maybe the slightest amount of hops. Not great, but a decent smelling pils. A pretty classic sort of aroma.

Taste/feel: The most pleasant thing about this beer that I can tell is the mouthfeel. Too many mass produced beers like this don't have anything other than a super light body with aggressive carbonation. This one has a light/medium smooth feel with a moderate carbonation. The flavor is also better than the smell. Some of that hay, pale malt, and slight hop bitterness with a biscuit and subtly sweet aftertaste. A very drinkable pils with nothing off about it.

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S: grains, grass, sugars, slight peppery notes

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A: Straw with lots of slow-rising bubbles. Small, sustaining white head.

S: Not sure if it's because I didn't rinse out my glass properly, but it's very earthy and spicy. Also there's the grainyness you'd expect from a Pilsener.

T: I'm getting a denk, herbal earthiness, which is very nice. Then there's apple. It doesn't half remind me of Duvel. Having done a quick Wikipedia search I'm thrilled that my suspicions have been confirmed and that it is indeed Saaz hops that I'm recognising, the same hops that are used in Duvel. Plenty of citrusy apple in the aftertaste.

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Smell: yeast, malt, I dont get much else at the moment.

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Edit// with the beer heading for fridge temp (above was more cellar temp), the hop character comes out a bit more initially - but that just leaves me more let down after as the finish doesnt match the promise.

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11.2 oz beer was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet Pilsner mats, grassy and spicy hops, and lager yeast.

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Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
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