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Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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1,187 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 28
Gots: 25 | 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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Korea (South)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-10-2012 05:31:07 | More by Theshooster
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2012 17:23:05 | More by guyatstore
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-20-2013 01:11:47 | More by PEIhop
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2014 11:16:57 | More by NathanE2047
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 04:37:58 | More by Boki
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Im sure we all know the story behind the beer so i will not go into it.. The beer pours a nice deep straw with a nice crisp white head. The smell is malty with hints of citrus and jasmine? The taste is nice and full. Crisp and malty with just enough dryness to keep it solidly planted. You can really tell that it doesnt use rice and or corn. The mouthfeel is nice but borders on being a bit too fizzy and turning it into a belch machine. Not my favourite style of beer, but i could drink a few of these at a sitting. I good solid beer and I actually prefer it over Pilsner Urquell and other Czech beers i have had.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2003 20:10:02 | More by TinusTime
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2013 10:21:46 | More by jadedlilmonkey
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-22-2014 20:24:45 | More by DuncanMcBommer
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-30-2014 05:57:05 | More by AugustusRex
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my first true bohemian pilsner and finally I am able to say without lying that I am enjoying a Budweiser!

Nice presentation, with a shiny bottle label. It pours with a bright golden color. Its head is white, substantial and kind of frothy. Fair retention, no lace.
Very interesting aroma with hop notes. The flavor is complex, balancing the bitterness of the hops and the sweetness of the malt.
It is a smooth beer with a moderate level of carbonation and low alcoholic strenght. Light, but satiating body.
Lingering bitter finish.
Overall it is a balanced, refreshing and tasteful lager. I simply liked it and probably will have another one.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2007 15:53:30 | More by AlexLMS
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-06-2013 00:33:28 | More by soonerlight
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a a nice (darker than other pilsners I have seen) golden color with a decent head, okay lacing, and very nice champagne like carbonation bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass

S- light and clean, sweet grainy maltiness, a very light hop aroma, much lighter than other czech pilsners I have tried

T- nice bread like sweetness at tip of the tounge followed by a a very spicey saaz hop taste, its so much more pronounced in the taste than the smell, I was surprised

M- light body and high carbonation, very clean semi dry mouthfeel

D- like most pilsners, a very drinkable brew, I'm still fairly new to pilsners, when I first got into good beer I tended to look down on most bottom fermented beverages, but this one (as far as czech pilsners go) is my new favorite for the style, a very good beer

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 06:31:25 | More by gonzo138
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-13-2013 20:03:45 | More by rabbitguy
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-13-2012 02:30:28 | More by robertgurley
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-24-2013 14:31:37 | More by KStark
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly pale gold with exceptional, and I mean exceptional, clarity. About one and a half fingers of slight off white head with minimal retention. Mild to moderate lacing.

S: Vegetal hops, mildly sweetened grain and grassy notes stem from the glass. My buddy lovingly refers to this as "the green bottle skunk".

T: Taste like a damn pilsner. Soft and ever so slightly sweet grain followed by hops bitterness. Todd referred to it as "drinking liquid crackers". This seems as a good a description as any. Tastes like liquid bread with hop bitterness on the end.

M: Good mouthfeel. Beer isn't overly carbonated and has a decent "heaviness" that is lacking in many pilsners. Not to say this beer is heavy, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is balanced.

D: Pilsner. Taste good enough to slam without all that heaviness.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 06:02:38 | More by McStagger
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear, pure yellow color, with afine, thick bone-white head, slowly shifting into a tight ring.
Aroma: blank and bare, simple, but not shallow, a hint of hops, dry, but delicate, possessing a stoicly sophisticated character.
Taste: nice little lift of hops enters the tongue, then quickly heads out and leaves the palate in a mellow condition. Light bodied, good balance, miniscule malt, making for an overall very nice, satisfactory lager. Only a few hop notes away from a pilsner like Urquell, perhaps.
After finally sampling this brew, I can understand why Anheuser-Busch has spent so much time, money and energy spanning a century plus to contest this beer's right to exist. If the Budweiser drinking suckers knew how dumbed down and cheap their version is, compared to the original they swiped from, in name, style, and slogan, who knows, maybe they'd question their choice.

Cheers to Morris729 for sending one out to me!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2003 00:08:26 | More by feloniousmonk
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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

11.2 fl. oz. bottle poured into brand new tulip. best before 08.14.13.

A: super clear, super bright gold body. bright white head, bubbly. retention is good. plenty of carbonization rising to the surface. thick lager clumps of lacing left behind.

S: smells dry. plenty of pilsner malt is certainly detectable. not getting nearly any hop aromas which is a bit of a letdown. maybe im not looking hard enough, but even a Czech pils should have some hop aroma.

T: mostly grain. there is certainly some earthy/tangy bitterness, but it is not lasting. lots of cereal. a slight metallic/acidic note towards the finish, however vanishes to a cheerio-like finish.

M: moderate amount of carb. a little less than your typical European blond lager. light bodied.

D: tons of drinkability. even with my complaints, still found this a pleasant easy drinking lager. cool to have "budvar" in the states.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 03:46:23 | More by Jimmys
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pored from a 11.3 oz Euro bottle into a narrow, .5l mug

A - A bit darker and more golden in color than most pilsners, light fluffy white head that retreats quickly, some minor lacing throughout

S - Grassy and with a bit of skunk some light floral and citrus scents

T - Citrus and grass, classic pilsner hoppy bite in the back.

M - Smooth and light without being watery, good amount of carbonation cuts the skunky hops very well

D - Super drinkable, could easily down a good amount in a session, this beer is light but loaded with flavor, a very good lager, excellent for a summer barbecue and one I would definitely have again

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 03:06:47 | More by DrewS667
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this in a green bottle, rather than brown as shown in the pic. Poured out a nice yellow color with a one finger, fast dissipating head.

Aroma was grassy and slightly skunky hops, with some lighter malts underneath. Not staggering, but a little better than average.

Taste was lightly hoppy, not bitter, not skunky... a little sweet, a little grassy. The aftertaste had a hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel was well carbonated, and not bad for the style.

This is a tough one... I am not a big fan of pilseners. BUT I have to review it based on style, not on personal preferences. Tough to make yourself do that. On that basis, it was a pretty decent pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2005 02:05:43 | More by connecticutpoet
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330 ml bottle into my pilsner glass. Approx 1 inch of fluffy white head dissipated quickly with little or no lacing. Clear rich golden nectar. Truly the world's finest budweiser. The skunky malty smell tugs at my nose hairs. It is the finest of pilseners as far as I am concerned and epitomizes the style. Nice mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Drinkability is-well I could session three or four with no problem.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 17:52:55 | More by jhtipton
Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
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