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B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser Bier | První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
Czech Republic
samson.cz

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 12-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,119
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
122
pDev:
17.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 108
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3.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of mrfrancis
1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

Photo of herrburgess
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Lare453
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of match1112
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of matjack85
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of kvnstfrd
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz. goblet. A gorgeous, deep golden color. Very little head, and what there was didn’t last long. Very little visual evidence of carbonation. An unusually strong smell of malted barley and Saaz hops. I could actually smell it at arms length in the bottle before I poured it! Taste is very sweet with a hint of sour after the swallow. I kept waiting for that strong hop bitterness that my nose detected earlier, but it was subtle and came on gradually. More complex than the better-known Czech pilsners that I’m used to drinking. Soft carbonation. Smooth, with a heavier body than I expected. Not very bitter, but what there is stays with you a long time. There’s a thick, buttery feel on the tongue long after the glass is empty. I’ve always loved Czech pilsners and I think I’ll be calling this one my favorite, at least for now. Easy drinking but with some complexity as well!

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wages
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - 4/5 - Pours with a small stark white head. It's color is read-through transparent golden. The head disappears quickly.

smell - 3/5 - Smells of dough and earthy hops.

taste - 3.5/5 - Very bready and earthy hoppy. It's just like the smell but magnified. The hops have kind of a floral & earthy spiciness.

mouthfeel - 4/5 - A little high on the carbonation, but not too much. Hops flavor lingers and coats the mouth.

overall - 4/5 - Not a bad pilsener that is well supported by it's hops. Not the best Czech beer I've had and not the worst.

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3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. The head dissipates quickly leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass. The beer contains lots of particulates and had moderate amounts of lacing.

S: Aromas of bready malts with grassy hops and the slightest hint of skunkiness. As the beer warmed, there were also hints of honey and lemon.

T: Flavors were nice and malty - primarily bready malts with just a hint of bitterness on the finish from the grassy hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and quite sessionable, I enjoyed this one and will likely have it again. It paired very nicely with some spicy food (hot wings) because of the resfreshing flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of rangerred
2.55/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11.1oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a slightly hazy light gold. A white head is quick to fade leaving a ring around the top of the beer. No lacing at all.

Smell is kind of dirty. Grassy hops are present but above that is an odd malt scent that is not quite caramel or roasted but just smells like dirt.

The flavor continues this odd caramel/roasted/dirty malt flavor along with the grassy hops. The beer is a little too sweet and the bitterness not quite enough. Mouthfeel is good, though.

Overall a somewhat lackluster example of a czech pils. I doubt I will get it again.

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of jsisko01
3.91/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a pale golden color with a small head that disappears quickly. This beer is unfiltered.

Smell - Not much to the smell.. kinda skunky and like grass.

Taste - It also tastes pretty skunky. I can't really point out any other flavors. Mostly floral. A slight bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with light carbonation.

Overall - I like this beer. It's nothing out of the ordinary but it tastes good.

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2.56/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium white head quickly settles into a decent lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

Big skunky sour aroma.

A big sour hops taste, seems like a lot of beers that come in green bottles are very much like this, sour aroma, sour taste, and sour aftertaste.

Same ol' green bottle beer, I go get something in a brown bottle if you don't mind.

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3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a fairly pale golden color with a rather large head - around 4cm - that's a pale white in color. Body is transparent, with very active carbonation that supports the head as I finish the beer. No noticeable lacing along glass. I don't see any of the yeast floaties that other reviewers have mentioned.

Smell is a little malt sweetness, a little buttery, and a little...cat food? Seriously, I use cat food for feeding research insects, and the scent is definitely in here, too. Overall, a fairly unimpressive aroma coming from this.

This is a fairly malty lager, with plenty of malt sweetness upfront, bordering on cloying, especially for a lager. This transitions fairly cleanly to pleasant flowery/herbal hop flavor, definitely European in origin though I don't know the particular cultivar. Aftertaste is primarily of hop bitters. Post-malt, things are primarily crisp and refreshing on the palate.

Mouthfeel is fairly light to light-medium, perhaps a little too carbonated for my preference, making the beer foam up a bit too much in the mouth, but still fine for the style. Finish is dry, as expected per the style.

A fairly satisfying Pilsener, fairly true to the style, but with a few rough edges remaining. Still, quite drinkable and sessionable, could be good for summer.

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2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall a very average beer which does not really invite to drink it again.

I poured this beer in my Struise glass. The last beer of this country had troubles getting a head and so was this one. Only a strong pour in the glass gives the beer a white head. Very little carbonation. A light skunky smell and dito taste. Somewhat dry,

This beer is drinkable but not more than that. The used hops are not the hops we like in Europe. The Germans do a better job.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
2.68/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

From notes

A - Chunks. Gold body. No head.

S - sweet honey and malt.

T - dry, some depth from malts.

M - the beer has a medium body, nothing interesting.

D - I hated drinking this. It didn't taste terrible, didn't smell very bad, but the ridiculous chunks and globs of yeast and whatever else that were floating around in this beer make thinking about drinking it very unpleasant and the actual act of drinking it even worse. Every time I would take a sip, I would close my lips around the glass as much as possible and cringe when a chunk would meet my lips. As reasonable as this beer may have been, I hated every second of drinking it.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours clear and orangish with chunks... lots of chunks... of weird gross things floating around
Smells like a real solid pilsner. Sweet and a hint of hops. Very nice on the nose
Tastes a bit bitter and lagery. There is some real yeastiness to it that overpowers everything. The malt profile is subtle and heavily sweet. Caramel and maybe some hints of crystal. Not bad overall taste. The mouthfeel is okay but the chunks are gross... Overall... okay but not good

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Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear deep yellow in color and poured with a thin white head that quickly faded away and left lacy patterns of bubbles on the surface. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are moderate aromas of bready malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very malty and has some hints of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and quite sessionable - although it's very malty the beer isn't overly filling. I would definitely try this again because of its strong malty flavor.

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B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser Bier from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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