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Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,167 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 742
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 28
Gots: 21 | 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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rlf1810

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-23-2011 16:55:56 | More by rlf1810
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BuddytheElf

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-04-2012 21:51:54 | More by BuddytheElf
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-15-2013 00:08:35 | More by jmbranum
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akinsja

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-29-2011 15:55:38 | More by akinsja
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fisherbray

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-20-2012 05:44:21 | More by fisherbray
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GreenCard

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: deep gold, great clarity, medium layer of frothy white foam

Aroma: honeyish malt nose, flowery Saaz hop scent, hint of grain

Flavor: again a honeyish malt sweetness, slight dry yeastiness, hint of grain here too, mild saaz hop flavor, finishes slightly sweet with an aftertaste of light malts and just a twinge of bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, fine carbonation, crisp

Other comments: This and PU are definitely the most supreme of the Czech Pilseners (barring any strictly local ones that the rest of us can't try). Budvar uses brown bottles (at least in Europe), so that's definitely a plus over PU.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2004 17:35:19 | More by GreenCard
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hopenfresh

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-09-2012 02:50:26 | More by hopenfresh
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-06-2011 13:46:48 | More by ROGUE16
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Nikolai

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-03-2011 02:28:03 | More by Nikolai
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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-05-2012 20:19:50 | More by Johnhaley1989
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RollTide05

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-16-2011 16:29:40 | More by RollTide05
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jgasparine

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Ned Kelly's Pub, Kinsale, Ireland.

A- Poured into a glass with a thick 3/4" foamy white head, which quickly dissipated, leaving no lacing behind. The body was a crystal clear yellow color with heavy visible carbonation.

S- The nose features some crackerlike pilsener malt and a huge aroma of noble hops. Hops are dominating this nose and are herbal and low-alpha in nature. A nice clean and zesty nose.

T- On the palate it's a very nice replicate; very crisp and clean, with some hop bitterness and some mild flavors of cooked corn. The cooked corn is a *slight* turn-off, but it still tastes good overall.

M- Thin, heavily carbonated... can't tell if there's some slight astringency here, or if I'm just dehydrated...

D- Very drinkable... much moreso than the Budweiser we get here in the States!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 23:59:10 | More by jgasparine
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured in a pint glass at Bottlescrew Bill's in Calgary.

Clear, straw yellow with lots of little carbonation streams. Big white 1 inch head that almost foams over is filled with large bubbles.

Mild aroma is hoppy yet slightly sweet with a citrus tang.

Basically your typical pilsener taste. Smooth and lightly hoppy up front, a mild hoppy finish and a short lived aftertaste. There is a mild element of "skunk hops", but it isn't as strong as other czech pilseners I've had. Makes it a more pleasant experience.

Light bodied and fizzy. Crisp and clean.

A really nice pilsener that was better than I expected. Nice, crisp, clean... pretty much everything I look for in a good pilsener. Smell might have been shafted by being reviewed in a pub rather than in better conditions (at home).

Review made from notes.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2005 02:54:48 | More by Noxious26
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phaedrusovchaos

Romania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-02-2012 12:48:02 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear pale golden-yellow with a thin white cap which subsides quick and leaves a little lacing in my pilsner glass ; not a strong smell, some grassy hops and hints of cereal grains ; a good hop bite initially followed by herbal hop flavor and some steely grains, a clean crisp finish ; a dry, light body with a good level of co2 ; a pretty good beer, very drinkable...

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2008 02:37:32 | More by animal69
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For freshness comparison I drank this bottle in Germany and it is good for another 11 months.

Delicate musty hop aroma is quite inviting. Swarms of bubbles rise through the clear golden beer feeding the dense white head that sits above. Clean and dry mouthfeel. Lightly sweet pale malt up front with some herbal/grassy hop flavor. Finishes with a light pungent bite from the hops. After taking a few mouthfuls of beer the flavors are not as noticeable; making for a deceptively easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2006 18:50:50 | More by HappyHourHero
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Microbrewtaster

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-24-2011 19:21:51 | More by Microbrewtaster
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-15-2012 23:43:07 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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Dmart1223

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-30-2013 05:00:35 | More by Dmart1223
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-04-2012 11:05:55 | More by klipper
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bladman

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-03-2012 01:17:21 | More by bladman
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arkanu

Romania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-05-2012 19:44:42 | More by arkanu
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JoeyHotrod

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad brew here.

Had heard about the 'other' Budweiser for sometime and was thrilled to finally find it and purchase a six pack.

Upon pouring one is left with a golden colored beer, with a nice moderate sized head and a little belgian lace that lasts through a significant portion of the glass. Basically if you've had something along the lines of a Pilsner Urquell, you would know what to expect from an apperance standpoint.

The smell is of spicy hops and is inviting to say the very least.

The taste matches the smell, a nice spicy hop aspect. Saez hops? There's a grainy feel to the malt, that matches up well with the spicy hops.

This is a nice easy to drink, yet flavorful beer. Could easily make a session out of it and while I wouldn't personally rate it exceptional in anything, it's consistently good across the board. It's hard to ask for much else.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 04:46:39 | More by JoeyHotrod
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-17-2011 05:50:09 | More by codynevels
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-13-2014 20:25:49 | More by Socialiste
Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.