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

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3.66/5
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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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#34,731
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
227
pDev:
13.11%
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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served cold into a tulip. Purchased from the LCBO for around $3 CDN.

Appearance - pours a dark brown, near black coloured beer. A nice finger and a half of tan head with ok retention. Spotty lacing up and down the glass.

Smell - plenty of graininess with a healthy dose of caramel malt. Not a lot else going on, but this classic combo does the trick.

Taste - plenty of grain with a slightly roasty flavor and some caramel sweetness. Well executed.

Mouthfeel - smooth, well carbonated and light bodied. Really easy drinking.

Overall - this one's a winner, even better than the pilsner from the same brewery. A beer where the overall products greater than the sum of its parts.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imbibehour
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pokal style glass. Green bottle. Best before Jan 20th 2017.

Dark walnut brown body, totally opaque. Fizzy head, off tan in color, makes a bit of two finger top, but has a bit of snapping and quick soda like dissolve. Does settle to a nice collar, and thin topped sheen for a head.

Aroma is quite mineral smelling and wet. Muted senses of chocolate malt, and quite a bit of sensing carbon dioxide and gaseous like smells. Very dry grain, almost powdery sensing. Not awful, but not particularly pleasing either.

Palate improves quite nicely. A mineral finish that is noticeable from the nose does hit the palate, a simple light body but brings solid flavors. Light bodied roast and chocolate tones. Finishes classically clean, a bit of a drying palate and almost tannic after leaving sips behind for awhile. There's a bit of depth to this malt bill that manages some good density, and stays away from a wet quality.

A solid pound-able simple dark lager. Tastes luckily better than it smells.

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Photo of cwkash
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmaggot
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitchellrhen
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SCproUA
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What can I say, one of the most legendary breweries, one of the most legendary beers when you take it in your hands feel any special feelings, cool beer, a great story !!!

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Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KStark
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dface
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of randomNBGD
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +9.3%
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 -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
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%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 227 ratings