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Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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1,169 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,169
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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3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: dark gold (not as light in color as American macros)
Pours a sudsy 1/2" head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves very little lacing. Carbonation bubbles last throughout the consumption.

Aroma: I smell toasted grain but don’t detect much hop aroma.

Mouthfeel: fairly watery, but less so than American macros or Euro lagers like Heineken

Flavor: there is some sweetness throughout but the bitterness of the hops seems to outweigh that from beginning to end. Fairly dry finish.

Overall: good but not outstanding

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 22:05:53 | More by Foyle
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Czech Republic

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-22-2014 04:06:15 | More by rulisekmartin
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Hong Kong

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

04-20-2014 23:52:13 | More by GarthT
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-15-2014 22:38:19 | More by Sebas
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-12-2014 13:35:07 | More by Rumlibeers
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-08-2014 09:15:47 | More by complexnomenclature
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-07-2014 20:07:06 | More by poskok
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New York

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-05-2014 23:15:30 | More by osant37
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-04-2014 14:37:36 | More by JF1917
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-03-2014 14:52:04 | More by tdm168
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-02-2014 10:38:52 | More by BJSmit
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-01-2014 18:05:01 | More by ramrod666
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

.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.

There's nothing especially unique about this beer, but it's just a very well made pilsener that's worlds better than American Budweiser.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 16:35:52 | More by Alextricity
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-30-2014 21:06:50 | More by kgrichards
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-30-2014 16:34:52 | More by KoG
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3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of the classic lagers, let's see whether it can live up to it's name

A: nice golden colour, good carbonation , practically no head

S: grains, grass, sugars, slight peppery notes

T: some sweetness up front, crisp, grassy hops, bitter finish

M: descent carbonation, not dry

O: good lager, but like its compatriot Urquell, not really living up to it's name

Serving type: can

03-26-2014 22:19:09 | More by benfons
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-23-2014 16:32:50 | More by TargaFlorio
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United Kingdom (England)

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

M: It's very easy going, smooth and creamy. Plays nicely against the citrusy apple.

O: This is not a style I've really explored and I was all set for a one dimentional Pilsner but instead I'm very pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 08:59:38 | More by Hoppsbabo
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-16-2014 21:34:10 | More by reitzbrewing
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-09-2014 22:13:36 | More by Marty91
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-07-2014 18:07:01 | More by vinicole
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-21-2014 00:16:06 | More by Oidmoe
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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

02-19-2014 01:38:20 | More by kevinlater
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3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a big head. Settles and fades fairly quickly. Almost no lacing (there was a wee bit that disappeared when I topped up the glass). Initially the carbonation very strong with big bubbles, but this settles too after a bit, to a nice fine prickly feel.

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

Taste is well balanced grain with a high note of hops. Nice little hop finish. Mild bitter lingers in aftertaste. All very easy and 'nice' but lacking in something: more bite or character - not so memorable for me - yet very drinkable...

There is something metallic there when it hits the roof of the mouth - dunno if that's from the can or not.

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.

Half-litre can
11 months before BBD

Serving type: can

02-11-2014 22:14:48 | More by Tomais
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3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Taste: A very tasty pilsner. Bready, sweet, grassy, spicy, and lager yeast. You can't really ask for much more.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light, refreshing, a little chewy, some bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: I remember this beer as Budvar when I was in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Bottle says Czechvar, but it is still the same beer. A very traditional pilsner beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 01:42:01 | More by Flounder57
Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
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