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Budels Pils - Budelse Brouwerij B.V.

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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 24.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Budelse Brouwerij B.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 11-02-2004)
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Photo of Jose9e


3/5  rDev +7.1%

05-29-2014 18:51:12 | More by Jose9e
Photo of BJSmit


3.5/5  rDev +25%

02-12-2014 18:51:34 | More by BJSmit
Photo of Maakun


3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

10-13-2012 09:34:43 | More by Maakun
Photo of rekel


3/5  rDev +7.1%

11-28-2011 21:42:14 | More by rekel
Photo of rvdoorn


3.6/5  rDev +28.6%

Look: the beer pours a golden color with a large white head
Smell: Sweet malts, lemon and grass
Taste: Malts, citrus with a nice light bitter-dry aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Light body, with medium-high carbonation
Overall: Clean and refreshing for a nice summer day, but for sure not the best Dutch pilsner

11-21-2011 21:09:32 | More by rvdoorn
Photo of Brabander


3.05/5  rDev +8.9%

All in all an average pilsener. Poured in mt Struise glass the beer looks good. A big white head and a nice light yellow fluid. Strings of carbonation.

smell of bread a bit undefined taste. Also a dry taste which makes this beer not very sparkling. Not the best Dutch beer i'm afraid but still good to drink on warm days.

12-25-2010 16:21:28 | More by Brabander
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +11.8%

A very pale yellow and a slight hop nose. This is an ok pils with a decent hop finish. Low carbonation and a softer edge make this a beer that doesn't stick with you for long. I prefer Tuborg or Faxe to this beer but it is fairly drinkable. Not the worst Budels beer but not their best either.

03-21-2008 03:09:48 | More by canucklehead
Photo of wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

2.95/5  rDev +5.4%

Purchased at the Tesco supermarket, branded in English as "Budels Lager Beer". BB 06/2008, served chilled in a straight glass.

A: pale golden, semi-lively carbonation consisting of huge and tiny bubbles; fast dissipating fluffy head.
S: very mild lemony tartness and faint traces of dried-grassy hops sit on a clean sheet of lager malts. Very timid, but by no means unpleasant.
T: a bit like a macro-lager albeit with a slightly cleaner palate, the spritzy foretaste gives a hint of aerated egg-white as well as a mild but decent bitter tinge of floral hops, then sadly turning rather plastic on the flavour, only compensated for in the end by a dryish & chewy touch. Very little malt is picked up on the palate, but this is anticipated for a lager of this style.
M&D: being a German Pilsener, this lager doesn't go down too bad for me actually. Although the texture is a bit disintegrated and overly spritzy, the body does not go too thin. And yet this lager shows a certain degree of cleanliness on the palate, a good sign for lagering, I take it?

03-20-2008 20:17:40 | More by wl0307
Photo of vancurly


3.18/5  rDev +13.6%

Having reviewed Grolsch & Heineken recently, I find this to be a slight improvement...
Pours a honey gold, good bubbles, and nice white head/ring.
Aromas of grain & malt. I detect a grassy hop note.
Flavours mostly malt-driven, with a Saazy hint at the back palate.
Medium bitterness, refreshing.

09-20-2006 06:15:30 | More by vancurly
Photo of jarmby1711


2.73/5  rDev -2.5%

A little darker than mid golden with a slight haze.
There is a lot of bubble and an unexceptional head that does persist and leaving a lace.
It looks ok
The smell is unexceptional.A vaguely maltiness that does not persist and is watery.
It is unexceptional and unexciting.
The malt is also vagueon the palate.The palate is dominated by the hop bitterness , which also adds no flavour but substantial crispness.
The flavours are undefined and insubstantial.
The mouthfeel is watery and the dominate carbonation makes it crisp and refreshing but again unexceptional
Another unexceptional European beer that does no damage but does nothing whatsoever toset itself apart from the pack.\

06-04-2006 00:20:09 | More by jarmby1711
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Ontario (Canada)

1.63/5  rDev -41.8%

Reminds me of half assed homebrew. Something that some random beer swiller concocted in his garage. Pours very, very clear, with very little head whatsoever. However, despite the lack of foam, their is some lacing that sticks to the glass. Smell is, hmm... Almost nonexistent. What my nose does faintly pick up is some stale malts, DMS, and grassy hops. Taste is rather dull, to say the least. First initial sip is soggy vegetables. After that, I do taste some sort of grass, and a bit of malt. Very faint, though. Mouthfeel is, well, watery. Drinkable? Well, no. Simply put, it is not an enjoyable beer.
As Shiloh put it, this beer has no personality. Shiloh nailed it right on the head.

11-01-2005 19:31:40 | More by slitherySOB
Photo of DrJay


2.38/5  rDev -15%

Crystal clear, pale yellow colour with a bright white, rocky head that rapidly dissipated yet left a bit of lacing during its retreat. Smells of DMS and grassy, herbal hops. Aromas carry over into the flavour, but there's a bit of malt present and mild bitterness. Longish, moderately dry finish with some vegetal sweetness and musty hops. Slightly slick and modertately carbonated, the body's very light and a bit watery at the finish. A little below average for a pils, it just doesn't quite come together.

10-29-2005 00:31:43 | More by DrJay
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1/5  rDev -64.3%

Bottle: Poured an extremely pale yellow beer with no head or carbonation. There is no aroma whatsoever and this taste like sweetened water. This only good feeling out of this is that I’m now finish with my six pack sampler from the Budels brewery and it seems like I kept the worst one for the end.

02-07-2005 20:23:51 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -0.7%

This brew is thin, but consumable if their is little else available.
A very clear mid yellow in appearance, lively carbonation and some mid level glass cling make this pleasing to the eye.
The nose is non descript.
The body is light, first impression was watery but that improves over the life of the sample.
The taste is very evenly balanced with no clear winner, or better yet, no contest...semi bland.
This beer has no personality.

01-21-2005 01:17:22 | More by Shiloh
Photo of Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -9.6%

my last of the Budels. pours a pale gold. very clear, little carbonation. small white head. unassuming nose. very bland. the taste had some malt presence and offered up some sweetness. some grain. some floral notes. some hop bitterness off the finish. lingered well. light mouthfeel. very smooth. overall, not too bad but still a little too grainy and sweet. not recommended.

01-06-2005 21:18:39 | More by Popsinc
Photo of baiser


3.5/5  rDev +25%

Poured a clear, bright yellow colour, with a creamy white head, good retention and lacing. Somewhat grassy, sweet malty aroma. Taste was well balanced. Starts quite sweet and fruity, dry on the finish. Bitterness from the hops. Crisp and clean. Light body, smooth mouthfeel. Some fruitiness. More taste than the average lager. Although not my favourite style, this beer is OK.

01-02-2005 22:56:50 | More by baiser
Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.08/5  rDev -25.7%

Looks like a Pilsner when poured up. Clean golden yellow that gives way to a thin film, reasonable amount of lace as you go.

After that this beer shares the typical characteristics of pretty much every other Budel's I've sampled. Bland, bland, bland.

Nose is slightly grassy with some corn. Mouthfeel is watery, taste pretty much none existent except for a very slight bitterness after swallowing.

Hard to fathom why this brewery even bothers. They might consider the use of some recogizable measure of hops, barley and malt in their work.


11-17-2004 21:15:59 | More by TerryW
Photo of CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -5.4%

This is the first Budels product Ive ever tried and Im not very impressed. It pours a incredibly pale yellow color. This is one of the palest beers Ive ever seen (Though its no Big Rock Jack Rabbit, that looks like white wine). The head is quite small, leaving moderate lace. The aroma bland with some adjuncty malt and slight aroma hoppyness. The taste is better that the aroma. Biscuity maltiness, grassy hop flavor and slight Heineken-like skunky yeast. The aftertaste is a bit hoppy and some what vegetal. The mouthfeel is slick and medium bodied. This an average pilsner, no more no less.

11-02-2004 03:12:12 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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