Budweiser Budvar | Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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82
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1,417 Ratings
THE BROS
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by grdahl on 06-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,417
Reviews:
776
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
15.24%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
170
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Bangalter
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zephyrsky
4.82/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Those around me always say "it smells like weed" when I pop the cap. Just goes to show how rich, pure and hoppy a beer it is.

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Photo of monkist
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nasharm
4.26/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sephyrott
1.75/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of Ant777uk
4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4.25

"Always Czech Brewed" Every beer should be brewed by the makers, all this sub licencing is bollocks and wrong...respect to them.

Head stays up well, beautiful and very witheld fizzing, kind of unique.

Aroma is heavenly, hoppy and flowery...really beautiful, wow.

Taste compared with aroma is a bit disappointing., as that was the best aroma ever. However it is still a unique and beautiful flavour...kind of surprised I did not have this sooner.

As a lager, this is one of the best I have ever had. No doubt. The floweryness has a bitterness that balances well, so it is not feminine, just a perfect balance of orgasm between 2 different elements.

Not as good as most IPA's, though as a Euro lager, possibly the best...

To improve...more hops/bitterness, and more alcohol...a bit less floweryness...

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

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review: 0.51CL Bottle of Budweiser Budvar B:Original Czech imported lager : ABV: 5%

The iconic beer, the original, totally different to that American namesake, coming in a large 0.51CL bottle.

On pour get a nice clear golden colour that produces a decent looking white head, that is big and frothy. Head maintains. Some nice carbonation, actively bubbling away.

It is a nice and clear looking beer that’s for sure, what a beer should look like. Promising……..

Lovely beery smell of grains and malted barley. Nice aroma……….

On taste a very beery taste, clean and crisp, strong in alcohol content, can definitely feel the alcohol and yeast in the beer and very smooth to drink.

Perhaps a little too malty for me though

There is a lot of carbonation and I do wonder if the green bottles have something to do with the overall taste, as it tastes ok but a little skunky, and considering its reputation it is nothing amazing.
Very smooth, definitely a session beer as its very drinkable, despite not having an amazing array of tastes. Light in hops, no aftertaste to speak of.

As mentioned, a lot of Malt, it is really malty!

But overall, it is a good session beer, wouldn’t mind downing a few of these, and one I would like to try again for the future, preferably in downtown Prague…..(or Budějovice!) with a fresh version.

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Photo of ZachT
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toza
4.41/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bark
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sold in Sweden as “Budějovický Budvar B:Original”.

The colour is pale gold; the liquid is clear. The finger thick head (I have had several bottles of this one, all with surprisingly low head) is white and airy, it sinks down to a thin lid leaving no lacing.

The smell is floral and buttery with some white bread and a touch of marzipan.

The taste is smooth with passing notes of butter, fresh flowers, sourdough wheat bread and a touch of caramel cookies. Medium body. The aftertaste brings clean bitterness, tree sap, more bread and some fine butter. Dry floral notes in the finish.

The carbonation is fresh, the many bubbles are mid-sized and long-lived. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A well-crafted classic Czech pils with more focus on the hops than the malts. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Macamah
2.17/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jodio
2.94/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bruno74200
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good hop presence (Saaz?) herbal, floral and piney somewhat. Crisp. Not sweet at all. A good every day beer. Perfect on a hot summer day while cooking

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

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

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

Photo of Hazen
3.07/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackVeg
2.94/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thatmanphil
4.66/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
3.61 out of 5 based on 1,417 ratings.
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