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Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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1,228 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,228
Reviews: 748
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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Photo of sommersb
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 05-19-2014
Freshness: Best before 07-08-2014 (or is it 08-07-2014? crazy European dating...)
Packaging: 330ml green bottle, pry-cap with foil
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Purchased: Single from Pour Vous, Hendersonville, TN

A: Clear and fizzy yellow-colored beer with a white head 3 fingers high. Head retention is good, but there's no lacing to speak of.

S: Smells are first of hay-like, grassy hops, then a note of lemongrass aroma is noted, and lastly some spiciness that reminds me a little bit of rye.

T: The taste is sweet, with grain/malt leanings, in addition to lemon/citrus flavors. Only a light bitterness. Also has a spiced character.

M: Seems fairly high in carbonation. The light-bodied beer finishes with the citrus and lemon flavors noted before.

O: Overall a good beer. I'd say this is a great selection for hot weather days and would also be great for washing down a meal.

sommersb, May 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Durge, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

Sam-VW, May 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

HenriqueBrumano, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Socialiste, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

celoleite, May 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

iBodhisattva, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
Photo of Foyle
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

Foyle, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

rulisekmartin, Apr 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

GarthT, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Sebas, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Rumlibeers, Apr 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

complexnomenclature, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

poskok, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

osant37, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JF1917, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

tdm168, Apr 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

BJSmit, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

ramrod666, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Alextricity
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.

Alextricity, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

kgrichards, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

KoG, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of benfons
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

benfons, Mar 26, 2014
Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 1,228 ratings.