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

B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierB.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser Bier
BA SCORE
3.32/5
122 Ratings
B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierB.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser Bier
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,987
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
122
pDev:
17.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
3
Trade:
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of stcules
3.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden blonde color, beautiful foam, creamy and compact, sticky and persistent.
Malty smell, but not too fresh.
Better in the mouth, with malty notes, cereals, and freshness, and a good balancing hop.
Low carbonation for a better drinkability.
Decent taste, light body, average aftertaste.
There are better czech pils.

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Photo of Rayek
3.92/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pokal.

A: Hazy gold with little visible carbonation. A rocky off-white cap starts big and slowly settles to a thin blanket of foam. Leaves bits and pieces of lace.

S: Slightly musty. Straw and honey really stick out. A light whiff of grassy hops provides balance.

T: The sweet aromas from the nose carry into the flavor nicely. Bitterness is low, but balanced. It provides a pepper and lemon bite. Finishes rather clean, with just a bit of lingering bitterness. The complexity grows as the beer warms.

M: The medium body feels a bit thick for this style. The carbonation is right where it should be.

D: This is a nice and light beer that suits the warm night I drank it on. It's well balanced and offers some nice subtleties that emerge over time. A very nice Pils.

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Photo of CMW
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear, dark yellow color with very little head formation.

S - Fresh cut grass, corn, and virtually no hops.

T - The taste is almost all malt. Mostly pale malt with a little earthy flavor. Others are mentioning hops, I am getting none of that.

M - Light, almost to the point of being watery.

D - Although this isn't going to set my world on fire, it's pretty drinkable. It would be a good pairing for a BBQ and some warm weather.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours deep gold with a thin white head. Some bubbles, no lacing. Really nice deep gold color.

Light grassy sweetness in the malt, some bitter leafy aromas.

Sweet malt with some herbal bitterness. The hop bitterness has a nice bite, but is not really defined. Sweetness of the grain and malt comes up in the end. Fairly clean finish. Ok, but missing some elements. Not super crisp, not great balance.

Lighter bodied. Wish it had more carbonation -- a little cloying.

Overall, not bad, but there are far better versions out there. It went down ok.

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Photo of eschbach
3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Presentation: 16.9 ounce bottle.

Look: Dark golden color. Moderate head.

Smell: The smell isn't that strong. But it has a nice hops scent.

Taste: It tastes good. It's got a nice bitter sharp taste. Very typical of this style of Czech brew.

Mouthfeel: It's very smooth in the mouth. It feels very creamy on the palate.

Drinkability. It goes down very well for a beer with such a sharp flavor. I drank this beer a lot faster than I realized. It's one of the most drinkable beers i have had.

Notes: I think I'm giving this beer a high score because it's over 100 degrees right now hahaha. But it's a good flavorful pilsner, and it is easy to drink.

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Photo of tone77
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a green 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a small head. Smell is a bit skunky. Taste is crisp, malats, finishing bitter, not a whole lot of flavor. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a fairly mediocre beer.

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Photo of crossovert
2.89/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle, no date.

Pours a hazy gold with a huge amount of floaties, the only light lager I have had like this was Weihenstephaner Original. It seemed more appetizing in the Weihenstephaner.

Smells alright, mostly malt, I'm assuming this bottle is probably over a year old, the hops have faded.

The taste still has some hop bitterness, along with a bit of malt and some metallic flavor.

It is an average beer.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Straw yellow with a fizzy white head that quickly shrinks to a hazy veil over the beer.

S - The smell is grainy, a tad sweaty and a bit metallic-skunky.

T - The taste is very muted, mostly clean pale malt colored with the flavors of the skunky, sweaty bohemian hop.

M - The beer is quite thin, almost watery, but it is smooth, crisp and refreshing.

D - While this beer is far from fantastic, its drinkability is not so. Basically, this is a great contender for das boot, or any vessel over one liter.

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Photo of Brad007
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden color with a thin one-finger head into my glass. Not bad.

Aroma is full of sweet, grainy malt. Not much else seems to be present. Must be the fact that it's in a green bottle?

Taste is once again full of sweet and grainy malt. Just a tad bit of hops. Simple and it goes down well.

Mouthfeel is full of the lingering sweet, grainy malt. Not much else. Feels well fleshed-out but otherwise, it's nothing too impressive.

It's no wonder that A-B has fought with this brewery for decades over trademark issues. I can see that A-B likely fears a beer that seems more drinkable than the American Budweiser.

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Photo of yelterdow
2.46/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served at fridge temperature in the Sam Adams BL glass for optimum performance. 11.1oz bottle, no freshness date.

Appearance- Pours a light to medium gold, and with a rough pour we get about two fingers worth of foam. It settles gradually to a sporadic rim, and leaves behind a few strips of lacing.

Smell- One of the most pungent, vegetal sweetnesses I've recently encountered eminates from the glass... it's loaded with cereal and what seems to be stale hops. There isn't anything on this bottle that indicates a brew date, so I'm not 100% sure if this is fresh or not.

Taste- Behind the clean, simple palate lies a husky sweetness that overpowers the delicate balance of malt and hops. The finish leaves behind more of the sweet, vegetal notes and it's hard for me to appreciate any real elegance here.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Average at best, the carbonation feels right at first... but a half hour into this tasting it begins to really flatten out. Flabby for the style, it doesn't qualify for me as a worthwhile food beer either. Again, I have no way of knowing the bottling date.

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Photo of Drew966
3.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

B.B. Burgerbrau pours an orange color with a white head from a green 11.1 ounce bottle. The aroma is a mostly spicy hops and surprisingly doesn't seem to be skunky. Spicy hops are also noticeable in the flavor and the malt flavor is solid if mostly in the background. A nice light pils. Worth a try.

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Photo of Chinon01
4.07/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose is of malt and rich nuts like cashews. Taste is similar with big malts up front transitioning to floral and then drying in the finish with mild hop bite. Mouthfeel is generous and given the style how could it not score high on drinkability.
Let's have more beers like these imported and brewed in the US.

Thanks

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Photo of yesyouam
3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

B.B. Bürgerbräu is a crystal clear golden lager with a small white head that dissipates. It has a soft, grassy, fruity aroma that's slightly sweet. It's light and very smooth and the finish is clean and crisp. It's has a very light sweetness and very light bitterness with a grassy, grainy flavor that leaves no aftertaste. It's a real quaffer.

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Photo of Amalak
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.
A- Average dull gold color with a limited head and little lacing.
S- Has a decent, bitter wheat scent to it.
T- Kind of a fruity pilsner. I'm not sure, but there's like an appleish taste in there. I would not prefer this over most Czech Pilsners, but this is definitely quality.

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Photo of BeTheBall
3.67/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden color with a generous head, minimal lacing. Smelled of pilsner malt and hops. Taste was clean and refreshing, but somewhat sweet for a pilsner I thought. Not as dry a finish as some. Mouthfeel was average for this style, and drinkablity was good, very smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of tempest
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Tap and Table for $5/pint. This is a tasty and fresh Czech pilsener - something that's hard to some by. A lot of alleged Czech pils are really just bland macro lagers. There's a smooth, dry bready malt taste and the pils finishes with a mildly bitter spicy hop taste. Very nice and very refreshing. Pils-lovers should seek this out.

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Photo of confer
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is medium gold, couldn't work a head during the pour.
There was barely any smell at all. The taste is smooth and lightly fruity, no hop taste at all. Smooth feel goes down real easy. This is a very easy drinking beer. It gets better the more you drink.

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Photo of allboutbierge
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A rather dry Pils...not much of a hop profile, predominantly dry and even a bit straw like. Head retention and lace are favorable but smell is a bit sour for the style, under my understanding. Keg code is current (July 11th 2009 expiration). An in code Pils should not have sour notes. But, in this case its actually quite refreshing. Its hot and muggy outside. It fits. But, if I were more objective, I would see this flaw in a more negative sense. Clean finishing makes it a great summer thirst quencher.

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Photo of WesWes
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a nice gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a dry, pilsner malt scent with little hop aroma. It has an all malt scent. The taste is decent. It has a smooth, pilsner malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with next to no bitterness. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low/medium bodied beer with a little less than adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good drinking lager. It was hoping for more hop character, but all in all, not bad.

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Photo of ghebel
2.97/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very clear, yellow/ gold color with a one inch white head that dissipates very quickly to a thin ring, leaving moderate lacing on the glass.

S - Malty and spicy hops.

T - Initital smooth malt palate, finishes with spicy note and nice moderate bitterness.

M - Smooth and thin. Initial mild bite that mellows with time. Seems flat.

D - Drinkable, but no more than average.

Overall - The bottle I have may be old? I cannot find a 'best by' or production date on it. It seems flat to me. I will try another in the future.

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Photo of Offa
4.2/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is good Czech pilsner, tasty with light complexity, and highly drinkable.

Somewhat deep gold, it has a medium, dense white head steadily shrinking to a lasting thin top and it leaves some decent lace.

The aroma is light and somewhat sweet with sweet grain, bread dough, a hint of apple, and herbal, grassy hops.

The taste has a very light, but clean, consistent bready grain-malt backbone with a persistent hint of apple peels, but the herbal-grassy hop flavour and bitterness, clearly dominates without being overly strong. It has a lingering, engaging, lightly bitter herbal finish and aftertaste. It's crisp and lively, lacking the lightly oily, thicker quality of some like Budweiser Budvar.

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Photo of SickBrew
2.63/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well this bottle may be slightly skunked. It has a good appearance with almost one finger of head in my pils glass that subsides quickly. Smell is slightly malty and somewhat grassy. A bouquet of noble or Saaz hops should be out in front rather than a virtual no show. Taste ahh, something is off. Tart and grassy with some malts in the background along with some sour tones at the end, that it!. Overall I'm going try this again and hope that I got a skunked bottle.

Prost!

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Photo of pmcadamis
4.29/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - This one is a peachy sun-gold bronze hue and clear with a two finger head of crisp white foam. Lots of really dusty lace is left on the glass as it recedes to a nice cap. A really attractive beer...it's a shade darker than most pilseners. Sort of in the pale ale or IPA bronze territory.

S - Crisp saltine cracker malt notes, with a heap of sea salt. This smells a lot like a really good big German pretzel with giant salt crystals studded all over it. There is a hint of something more substantial behind the saltine cracker notes...like a slightly roasted malt. This note adds to the pretzel theme. This might sound strange, but there is something reminecent of stale urine...as can be whiffed in any public park bathroom. Oddly, I like that smell here. It somehow works.

T - Tasty pretzel malt notes with tones of salt, but thankfully no urine notes! The hop profile is meaty and aged, and the balance is perfect. This is a wonderfully complex brew.

M - Round, lush, soft, and mineral laden. This has a really nice soft and gentle feeling, and the finish is tasty and neutral. This one is very mild. Could be a good beer to give to a BMC lover to get them started on good beer.

D - Nearly perfect. On a warm late summer afternoon like this one, this hits the spot like no other. This one has session written all over it. I'm just pissed that I only have one bottle!

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Piwoski for the hook up.

Bright yellow with a light island of foam after the pour and a uniform column of bubbles rising to the top. The aroma is good, clean pilsner malt with just a touch of lemony hops. Very even malts and a lightly inserted hop. A but watery tasting though. The water used was a bit too soft. I think just a touch of mineral dryness would make this pisner much more refreshing. Just the thing after a hard das work on a warm day.

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Photo of baos
4.2/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm confused whether this is right or not, my beer is in a brown bottle and says original Czech lager.

16.9 fl oz into Pint glass.

Looks really good on pour with a nice 2 finger big bubbly head. Some lacing going on. Honey-clover-toffee aroma, and almost a freshly mown hay smell as well.
Almost a buttery taste with a nice spicy finish that leaves the mouth pleasantly dry. I rated lower above initially, but after the beer warmed on my taste buds this beer is pretty fucking good.
The 3.5 went to a 4.5.
Mouthfeel is a nice medium body.
D: par excellence!

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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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