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Budweiser Budvar - Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,316 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,316
Reviews: 760
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 39
Gots: 81 | 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:
Beer added by: grdahl on 06-22-2001

Exported to the US as Czechvar.
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3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is simple but pleasant enough—some spicy, earthy hops and cookie sweetness. The body is a brilliantly clear amber with a dense, off-white head. The flavor has some of that subtle cookie sweetness along with a fair amount of tart bitterness and a touch of popcorn butter, especially as it warms up. The carbonation is moderate, and the body is light but fuller than a basic lager; smooth with a crisp bite.

Tasty and refreshing, albeit rather simple on the whole. There are at least no unwelcome aspects.

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3.56/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Poured with a finger and a half of head that stayed around decently but did not lace. The body is a clear brassy gold with very even steady carbonation.

Smell: Pretty run of the mill here, some meandering strawy malt with a dry mixed hop undertone and a slight tangerine note. There's nothing bad that stands out, but there's nothing spectacular here. Strength wise, it's average.

Taste: The beer starts with solid dose of plain, simple barley malt. It's very plain but it is oddly without straw like grassiness or corn like sweetness. It then turns to a crisp dusting of light dry hops. The entire beer is permeated by a peculiar citrus and soft fruit sensation, that's too nebulous to really identify, so it's likely some strange effect of the yeast at work. Simple but well done.

Mouthfeel: This is really where this beer shines, I'm not normally a fan of a dryness in beer, but this works. The aftertaste is that very light simple barley with a hop kick that crisply cleanses the palette. The carbonation turned a bit lax too quickly, but even then it helps out the entire beer.

Drinkability: The dryness I could see getting out of hand after a couple, but all in at the beer is refreshing, mild and light bodied and sits down admirably. That being said, plain will only take you so far.

Final Thoughts: All in all a good Pilsner, and the kind of beer that strikes me as the perfect "End of the work day" beer. Make no mistake though, there's nothing incredible about this beer, it's just a well made, simple Pilsner for quenching your thirst and easing your mind.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Pours a golden amber, building a decent finger of head which drops quickly leaving no lacing at all.
The aroma I first encounter is one of earthy hops, almost a sour smell.
Tasting the lager I get the hops, however they are quite delicate, almost pushed aside by the malt. There is a fruitiness to the after that I cannot put my finger on.
The finish is a little dry and mildly bitter.

Its a good lager, but it is one with a mass produced, retail quality. I would not turn it down, nor would I purposely go looking for it.

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Labeled as 'Czechvar

Crystal clear gold color with lots of fine, slowly rising carbonation and a thick, creamy, white head (3.75). Grass and straw aroma with a bit of grain (3.5). Bright and grainy flavor with a bold bitterness underneath it all; a bit metallic and acidic (3.6). Medium bodied; crisp and dry finish (3.5).

It sure would be nice to have a fresh version of this beer. My sample is fair enough but one has no idea how it has traveled let alone when it was brewed and bottled. Still, it retains a noble hops smell and taste and actually leaves a slight warm bread grain flavor which is quite tasty. Drinkable and preferable to an American Budweiser.

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3.4/5  rDev -5.6%

Poured from can. Aroma is grassy hay. Very clear golden color with white head. Light bitter taste. Light bodied, with lively carbonation, and a dry finish. Overall a nice crisp lager.

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Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
82 out of 100 based on 1,316 ratings.