Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
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3.45/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).
A: Clear straw-gold with thin cap of off-white small bubbled head with a small ridge of lacing at the top of the glass.
S: Slightly sulfuric with a reasonably clean lager nose with pilsner graininess and soft floral hops. Not as hoppy as many Bohemian pilsners.
T: THe flavor is middle of the road with a less crisp than expected pilsner grain flavor followed by floral and mildly spicy noble hopping. No yeast character and easy to drink, but a little dull.
M: A little flabby and not as crisp as it should be which makes the body seem more full than it should be as well. Carbonation is medium -- probably should be a little higher.
O: Kind of disappointing but still easy to drink, but nothing much to recommend it easier. DOesn't hold a candle to Pilsner Urquell.
Serving type: on-tap
06-04-2014 03:40:05 | More by argock
3.34/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
500 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for $2.40 CDN. re-reviewing as this was disappointing last time.
Appearance - Rich golden colored beer is poured. A nice 1.5 finger white head is poured but dissipates into wisps of foamy in a mere minute. Crystal clear with lots of bubbles rising to the top.
Smell - Grassy aromas with a slight grain mixture. A touch metallic too. Not a lot else here as is the case with many pilsners.
Taste - Well rounded with the grassy and grain flavors picked up in the nose, but finishes with a slightly bitter peppery jolt.
Mouthfeel - Nice lively carbonation. Medium light body and mouthfeel otherwise. Mouth is sufficiently coated, but remains refreshing as with most pilseners.
Overall - In my mind a good but not great pilsner. Definitely not preferred to Pilsner Urquell, but a satisfying beer that hits the spot in any situation.
Serving type: can
05-28-2014 22:26:09 | More by DenisKolkin
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2014 04:43:18 | More by sommersb
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
Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
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