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

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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:
209
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.84%
 
 
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8
Gots:
47
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Photo of tux_alin
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a clear dark brown with ruby tinges and a big,frothy,beige head
S:
-very spicy.bready,grassy,slight caramel and slight roast
T:
-Follows the nose exactly with a more pronounced roastiness
F:
-light-medium body,low-medium carbonation
O:
A nice dark lager

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The American label for this beer has this one named Czechvar Dark.

Best before: 6/27/15.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, toasted nut, molasses, and burnt sugarcane aromas. Taste is much the same with somewhat watery roast, char, nut, molasses, and slight cocoa powder flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with some solid aromas and flavors, but it is a bit watery tasting and the carbonation level is too low to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of lazaunsound
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HabiMendes
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Catalin90
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmw4437
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tiagolsan
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i think i prefer the basic lager to the dark one in this case, it seems a little thin for what it is, and the lager yeast sort of clashes with the mildly tannic grain feel, but i like the beer on the whole, and its one of those darker beers you can have with a big meal, or drink by the pitcher during the game and not get full, so in that context its a winner. there is a nice light brown foam head on it at the pout, but it dissipates rather quickly, leaving a silky medium brown beer with a ruby glow in the bright light. notes of chocolate malt, wheat, and a little oxidation arise in the smell, and the taste holds those aromatics accountable, as the two sensory experiences are essentially identical. finish is longer than it is in other dark lagers, not quite done or something, but the low alcohol and lighter medium body help it drink easy. less of a classic than the original, but there is a nuttiness i like in it, and i appreciate its deep roots. better on draft than in a bottle too.

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Photo of Sellen
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
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 fr0wn3r
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of vanderSchorpioen
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18%

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

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark black-brownish, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells a little grainy, with some smoke and dark chocolate, and some fruity lager-ish yeast overtones.

This is interesting. Definitely not the best black lager I've ever had, but it's cool to try the dark Czech Budweiser. There's some good smoky coffee bean flavor, some dark bitter chocolate, some ash, and some very slight skunky flavors that add rather than detract. It's not particularly bold or in your face, but it's tasty and easy to drink.

This is light bodied, with a really creamy mouthfeel, and a medium amount of carbonation. It's very drinkable, especially given the 4.7% ABV.

Finally got to try this one, I have been looking forward to it.

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Photo of Airsomers
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Allegue04
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Johnct
3.44/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Adr05
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Hopmeplease
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
3.66 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
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