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

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208 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 09-11-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.88%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
47
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0
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of josanguapo
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Hipercor. In Ikea's pilsner glass. After dinner. Pleasant in all aspects. I only miss a bit more "punch" to consider it excellent.

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Photo of Lucas_Druid
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fantastic dark lager. I feel like Czech dark lagers should be their own beer style and not be categorised under "Euro Dark Lager". Pours an opaque, dark brown body with a decent light brown head and a strong, pleasant aroma of roasted malts. One of the best non-craft beers I've ever had, and it's relatively cheap for its good quality. This is now my standard dark lager.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another famous lager of Europe has a dark side as well. I have found it, and there is 11.2 ounces to drink. On to the beer:

Semi-creamy head sits above this ruby brown beer. The retention above leave some a fine tanned lace above. I smell a dark lager alright, but it smells musty. A little roasted malt, a touch of sweetness, husky as well. It could smell better.

This isn't nearly as malty as I envisioned. Light echoes of dark malt create a sweet bread flavor that doesn't weigh one down. A touch of raisin and cocoa powder add a little more distinction to the beer. The hops are slightly spicy beneath the surface of the malt. It comes in light bodied and aoft, almost as soft as water. It is also easy to drink.

Dark Czechvar is a pleasure to drink. A possible repeat in the future, especially if a future trip to the Czech Republic is established.

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Photo of paumontini
4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kiro
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dipso123
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muller25
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of djura
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found it here in Serbia, can 0,5l

A - Nice big brown foam, but lasting only minute or two. Dark ruby color. No bubbles at all.
S - Lots of dark fruits, coffee. Typical aroma for Czech dark lagers, which is plus. Some burned malt.
T/M - Again, typical Czech aromas for dark lagers. Really good. Creamy, full of tastes, dark fruits. Low carbonation. Bitter from dark malts. Easy to drink.

O - Good lager.

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Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lipa
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dzu
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KimenTshom
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of der_meister
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Andrewharemza
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Pours black/dark brown with a good off-white head. Aroma and taste is sweet roasted malts, caramel, coffee. Soft carbonation. Dry roasted finish.

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Photo of DegenErik
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KentuckyBrews
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has long been a favorite pils. I'm not a big fan of the style, but I can drink these all night. It's a go to beer for me when in doubt... like Sam Adams, S. Nevada Pale, Fat Tire, etc. Not the best in the world, not in my 10-20 fav beers, but a solid, drinkable masterpiece for the style. Still want to have on draft one day.

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Photo of vinivini
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DiUr
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice blend of hops and roasted malts. Smooth, tasty, unassuming and better than expected.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
3.65 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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