Budweiser Budvar B:Original | Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Exported to the US as Czechvar.

Czechvar is the special name of the world famous beer produced by renowned brewery in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. Benefitting from over 700 years of brewing experience of the South Bohemian region, Czechvar is the golden original, acknowledged by many connoisseurs as one the best lagers in the world.

Added by grdahl on 06-22-2001

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#35,165
Reviews:
827
Ratings:
1,601
pDev:
15.32%
 
 
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Photo of PrideofCleveland
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BruceS
4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A proper pilsner, NOT that cat's piss from the USA!

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Photo of TheGent
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- Mid-gold. pours with 1Cm head clearing to lacing.
S- I could smell this as I poured it even at arms length. It has a distinctive and good aroma, slightly toasty. I reckon I could ID this beer blind-folded
T- Gorgeous. It has a good medium body into some malts. The flavour is also distinctive; I'm saying that from the perspective of this being one of my top-5 favourite beers - I could drink this until the cows come home, it's that all-around good and 'sessionable'.
M- Dry on the finish, beautiful balance, it is a very well constructed beer.
O- A fantastic high quality all-rounder. A perfect summer beer. If I'm on a session I'll often start with one of these as it is quite subtle [if you have congestion or are a smoker you might miss out on the intricacies of this beer]. The only thing I'm left wondering is how I've managed to drink 100's of these, but it's only today I realised I've never reviewed it!
BB 28/06/29. %00ml bottle bought from Waitrose, London.

ps. The 'Beer info' in the headers is confusing, it refers to this beer as 'Czechvar'. That is what it is sold as in the US. Reason being Anheuser Busch took the Czech brewery to court to stop them them branding this as Budweiser within the US. (Ironic since it was a member of the Budvar brewery family who emigrated long ago to the US, and started brewing what has now ended up as US Budwesier!
Also, looking through a few pages of reviews below, it seems some people might be mistaking this for the US imposter and hence (obviously) down-rating it. Shame!

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mehak
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice golden color. Smells slightly of hops and wheat. It tastes like wheat and malt with a very minor herb or mint like taste. It is very smooth and has a light body. Drinking it is enjoyable and refreshing.

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Photo of Mav221
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Definitely lacking flavor. I hate to say it, but Pilsener Urquell may be the better Czech beer.

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Photo of OkieMoosehead
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love the taste. A solid good lager with a sweet aroma. Keeps a nice taste when it's a little warm. Overall a good solid beer.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LocalBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acocar
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RaphaelSC
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Medlobis
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sondre
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Captain69
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I WAS LUCKY TO HAVE SOME FRIENDS GO TO PRAGUE AND BRING ME A CAN BACK- THIS IS WHAT A PILSNER SHOULD TASTE LIKE - VERY FINE TASING GREAT HEAD AND COLOR ,REFREASHING -I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE MORE CANS TO POUR FOR MY U.S. BUDWEISER FANS -(NOT SHOWING WHAT I WAS POURING)

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Photo of RBorsato
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TexasCzech
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AustinRT
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldBrewer
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I assume that this is similar to Budvar (if not the same), but the 500 ml can definitely says "Czechvar B:Original".
L - pours a 3 finger foam that drops rapidly to one finger in half a minute. Lacing on side of glass. Foam quickly just covers the beer in 1-1/2 minutes.
S - could not detect any smell at all
T - malty.Saaz hops, not bitter, bready
F - good carbonation, crisp
O - boring, not much character

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5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dataslal
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrunkMuffin
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Budweiser Budvar B:Original from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 1,601 ratings