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Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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1,273 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,273
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 33
Gots: 60 | 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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Photo of fisherman34
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gold in colour and strongly carbonated. Classic saaz hop, sulfur, and light malt aromas... with perhaps a slightly greater leaning towards the malt than other Bohemian pilsners that I’ve tried. Flavor wise, the pilsner malt is quite strong upfront, but the hops take over big time on the back end with lots of grassy flavors and coarse bitterness. Not quite as polished as a non-skunked Urquell, but still pretty good.

Photo of NStLincoln
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden color with good bubbles. Quickly diminishing white head.

Immediate skunky smell. Once you really get into it there are biscuits and a touch of honey.

Crisp hops dominate the taste especially the back end which is exceedingly bitter.

Another green bottle from overseas, another beer that's a bit of a skunkaroo.

Photo of bfields4
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a pale straw yellow with a frothy head that dissipates almost immediately.

Smells of rich grains and a little sweetness

crisp sweet malt taste. Very clean I guess is a good word for it, as I've seen.

Takes me right back to Prague every time. A sweet refreshing crisp czech lager. Don't know if I'd go outta my way to pick this guy up, but always a great memory.

Photo of kitsgrad84
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had many of these on the trains between cities, and was very surprised at the good taste. One two three and more and more. Try it if your lucky enough to see it. Refreshing clean and very enjoyable for social drinking. Quite common in the area and cheap. Czech beer in my opinion is some of the finest brew in the world.Even if its brewed by "bud".

Photo of kwjd
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw-yellow with thin white head. Not too much in way of head retention or lacing. Smell is grassy hops and grainy malt. Flavour has a little bit of the grassy hop bitterness, with a sweet malt. Nothing too exciting about this, but it is pleasant to drink. A little bit prickly carbonation, but still quite drinkable on a warm day.

Photo of axeman9182
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at the Cloverleaf tavern. This one's got a best by date of 1-18-12 and was served in a small, chilled tumbler.

Budvar/Czechvar pours an absolute pristine goldenrod, it's like looking through yellow tinted glass. There's about a finger of clean white foam topping the beer. It manages to stick around for a minute or two, but doesn't leave any lacing behind. The nose is subpar at best. It basically smells like sulfer and skunked beer. I think there's a faint bit of floral hoppiness in there as well, but it's so far in the background that it's barely perceptible. The flavor is a bit more polished, as sulfer and skunk sink back into minor supporting roles. There's a solid bready malt presence and herbal noble hop notes as well. The body is appropriately light and spry, and the carbonation is subtly bubbly. I'm still not a big fan of pilseners in general, and especially ones produced on a macro scale, but this is one of the more tolerable ones I've tried

Photo of Billolick
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce, brown bottle, comes with best before dating. Pours very light almond and clear. Nose is moderatly grassy with a wiff of cabbadge. White head, minimal lacing left on the glass. Light bodied, minimal flavor also observed. Grassy lager, not much going on here, need more hoppy bite/crispness. Middle of the road macro/lager.

Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Goldorak
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Translucent golden blonde, with almost a greenish hue. The fizzy cloud of head calmed down quickly, but from start to finish tiny effervescent bubbles seemed to come out of the bottom of my glass, like a champagne.

Smell: Freshly cut grass Saaz. This is what a lager is supposed to smell.

Taste: Not very malty, but the herbal hop finish has just enough bite to make you come back for more. Light mouthfeel, but still refreshing and enjoyable, when you're in a lager mood, which happens to me from time to time.

Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of aranheaney
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a Guinness Pint Glass

A-straw-like yellow, inviting classic lager

S-bright, fresh, (seems again) inviting

T-good, biscuit, bread is right-on, also brightness comes through

M-good, a bit chewy, but (again) inviting

D-Very session-able, nothing uninviting here

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jneiswender
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at a chinese restaurant in Prague. Served in a pils glass, cool.

A-clear golden yellow body and a thick white cap of a head.

S-metallic, clean and floral.

T-sweet grain and cereal front, light cleansing hop finish.


D-good but really lacks character and depth. Refreshing, nothing off in the flavor department, but I think there are better choices out there.

Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 1,273 ratings.