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Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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1,229 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,229
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 32
Gots: 46 | 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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4/5  rDev +10.8%

akinsja, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

fisherbray, Apr 20, 2012
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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.

GreenCard, Nov 03, 2004
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

hopenfresh, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

ROGUE16, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Nikolai, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

RollTide05, Dec 16, 2011
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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!

jgasparine, Mar 30, 2010
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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.

Noxious26, Aug 24, 2005
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

phaedrusovchaos, Mar 02, 2012
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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...

animal69, Jun 02, 2008
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

sokol_1993, Aug 15, 2014
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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.

HappyHourHero, Dec 22, 2006
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Microbrewtaster, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

6thstreetbrewpub, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Dmart1223, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

klipper, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

bladman, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

arkanu, Jul 05, 2012
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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.

JoeyHotrod, Oct 30, 2006
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

codynevels, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Socialiste, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Theheroguy, Jul 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a mug.

A: Straw-colored body. Big puffy head, but it doesn't leave much lacing.

S: Bready malt and noble hops.

T: Clean hoppy bitterness, sweet bready malt, a bit of lemon.

M: Light-bodied and fairly bubbly.

D: An outstanding session lager. Leagues ahead of that other Budweiser.

BarrelO, Sep 09, 2009
Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 1,229 ratings.