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Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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1,185 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 742
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 28
Gots: 24 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-05-2014 04:12:21 | More by tommyguz
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-04-2014 19:45:42 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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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
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Ontario (Canada)

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
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-26-2014 13:52:28 | More by Saksis
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-26-2014 06:29:22 | More by msondel
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-22-2014 20:24:45 | More by DuncanMcBommer
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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
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-18-2014 17:52:28 | More by Durge
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-18-2014 06:15:49 | More by DreamDeath
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United Kingdom (England)

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

05-16-2014 14:05:12 | More by Sam-VW
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-16-2014 11:43:04 | More by HenriqueBrumano
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-13-2014 20:25:49 | More by Socialiste
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

05-13-2014 12:54:54 | More by celoleite
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Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +38.5%

05-12-2014 23:29:14 | More by iBodhisattva
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-12-2014 01:23:35 | More by Georgiabeer
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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
Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.