Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager | Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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3.68/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Czech Republic
budvar.cz

Style: European Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Exported to US as Czechvar

Added by stcules on 09-11-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,553
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
246
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
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8
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62
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3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of F_riedrich
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dlijoi
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark lager. Slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best budweiser I have ever had! Har har, ok got that out of the way. This is actually pretty tasty, with wonderful dark notes starring amongst breadiness, like a chocolate, coffee, raisin coffee cake. The smell is more dark roasted malt than anything but still fine. Still very macro in composition, but actually tastes good!

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.97/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Alcohol volume is 4.7

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4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bixby1971
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandy14
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle - probably just the regular Budvar dark lager, but who knows.

This beer pours a clear, very dark orange-brick highlighted brown colour, with four fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy tan head, which leaves a bit of thick, splotchy lace around the glass as it slowly but surely abates.

It smells of lightly meaty and roasted caramel malt, muddled black orchard fruit, discount store bittersweet cocoa powder, a hint of licorice root, day-old coffee, and some well understated earthy, leafy, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and grainy caramel malt, a touch of free-range ashiness, dry chocolate, ethereal cafe-au-lait, bruised pome fruit, musty anise spice, and more wan leafy, earthy, and musky floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite average in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, nothing really getting in the way of a good time here. It finishes off-dry, the malt, cocoa, and coffee essences most predominant.

Overall, this comes across as a prototypical example of the style - not the generic one listed here, but 'tmavý pivo', the Czech dark lager. Full-flavoured, and easy to put back, it is making me very wistful for the quality time that I spent at U Fleků so many, many moons ago.

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Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 246 ratings