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

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3.65/5
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223 Ratings
Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark LagerBudweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 09-11-2005

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Ranking:
#33,801
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
223
pDev:
12.88%
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Photo of buckywarren
1.25/5  rDev -65.8%

Photo of gnikola
1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

Photo of greskaa
2.41/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of pipinmalikonj
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kinolust
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of chubenzino
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Disappointed by this one. Flavor is unexciting and carbonation is non-existent.

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Photo of Newenglandcraftbrew
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.84/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm sorry but I found this a little disappointing since I hold the Budvar original in esteem
it is so similar but with a little charcoal in the flavour
It's decent enough, just not that bold.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Lager glass. Dark brown color & deep ruby to the light. Tan head, fairly good retention & lacing rings. Noble hop & slight toasted aromas to the nose. Toasted, dried & spicy upfront. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Watery texture. Low bitterness & spicy palate. Dry bitter finish & toasted aftertaste. Easy drinkable.

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.92/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A mouth with spicy enough coffee in the aftertaste that gives a fairly strong bitterness (IBU quite high I presume), not necessarily powerful, but very persistent. The nose smells the coffee, but more style cafe macchiato. Full tasting, there are also touches of acidity, almost like a winey side (maybe coffee liqueur). The finish is a little licorice. What makes a strange contrast between the entrance and slightly winey and acid output, completely bitter. This side had advantages in the pale lager but here in the dark lager, it looks worse.

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Photo of stcules
2.96/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, with mahogany reflexes. Beautiful head, creamy and persistent, beige in color.
Roasted smell. Light and pleasant. But nothing else.
The taste is very roasted too, and malty. Round, even with a quite watery body.
Essentially, roasted malt, and not very much else, but drinkable and thirst-quenching.
Roasted in the aftertaste, again, with some dry fruit, and a slight bitterness in the back, more from the roasted than from the hop.
Pleasant.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of rredshift
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Allegue04
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.01/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I hope this isn't any of the other Dark lagers already listed, but with a new name for the UK, anyway, this one is 4.7% by volume and has a sole importer into the UK.

Brown 500ml bottle, best before Jan 2008, serve cold. Drank march 2007, served cold.

Poured three times into my Budweiser Budvar tulip style tasting glass, which only holds 0.2 litres. Very dark maroon in colour with a full biege head. Held up to the light, it is sparkling and clear.

Caramel and roasted, almost burnt malts fill the nose fairly well, boiled mushrooms too.

The burnt malts from the aroma are to be found in the taste too, with the caramel also adding to the taste.

Watery and fairly weak in the mouth, no great aftertaste.

This is an OK beer, not one I will rush out and find again, but drinkable.

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Photo of haz77
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very dark reddish-brown, almost black, with an inch of tan head. This falls to a thin island.

S - Caramel, grassy hops, faint smell of dark fruit

T - Burst of roast malt, which lingers for the entire drink. Dark fruits move in during the middle, with a slightly bitter, caramel finish. Metallic aftertaste mixed with roast malts and some chocolate.

M - Light to medium with moderate carbonation. Refreshing.

D - An OK beer which quenches the thirst, but not overly interesting.

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Photo of Daredevil
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

almost opaque charcoal-reddish brew with a light head

nose: dark roasted malts, coffee

taste: toasted bread, espresso, blackcurrant

the best dark lagers are traditionally from Eastern Germany and Czech Republic ... within this geographical region this brew is rather unspectacular, nevertheless a very clean and nifty sample of the style .... there might be more spectacular dark lagers out there, but you don't go wrong with this one ...

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Photo of Brad007
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Second variety of Czechvar available and it's a dark one. Pours a dark brown with a frothy brown head into my glass.

Sweet malt with an underlying roastiness. Make no mistake, it's very much a lager at heart, even in the nose.

Tastes a little bland and syrupy in parts. Otherwise, fairly inoffensive.

Lingering caramel from the malt. Doesn't finish too far from water either.

Stick with regular Czechvar.

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Photo of den-beer-explorer
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of TerryW
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh. Looks pretty good, but that's about the limit. Smells okay, a whiff of chocolate and fruit under noticeable alcohol. Thin-bodied, quite subdued in taste, again a bit of chocolate and fruit. Nothing extraordinary here. Just straight macro stuff.

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Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 223 ratings
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