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Budweiser Budvar | Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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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.

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,765
Reviews:
817
Ratings:
1,558
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.49
 
 
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64
Gots:
237
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L: Dark gold. Clear. Some light carbonation visible. One finger off-white head reduces to a thin ring very quickly. Couple of spots of lacing.

S: Spicy grains.

T: Clean malt flavour. Some sweetness.

F: Light to medium body. Tangy. Oily finish.

Poured from a green 500ml bottle. Is an ok pilsner. I prefer the crisper, sharper taste and feel of German pilsners. But if you're looking for a lager, this is a better choice than that whole raft of identikit Euro pale lagers (Carlsberg, Stella, Heineken, Peroni, San Miguel, Carling, Becks...blah, blah) that dominate the market.

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To make this clear - the original Czech "Budweiser" is not really a pilsner beer, it is a lager beer (can also be seen on the description "Czech Imported Lager"). That means there's less hoppy taste than f.e. in "Pilsner Urquell".
It is a great allround and all-year beer for all kinds of use, no matter if you drink it with a good meal or have a few on a long evening.
Maybe not the best beer in its taste, but definitly one of the best to drink frequently.

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Good feel, taste is quite beforehand, mild aftertaste. Good food beer. /// Kuohkea ja hieman kupliva suutuntuma. Maku etupainotteinen, kevyt jälkimaku. Matala humalan maku, keskimäärin mieto olut. Hyvä ruokaolut.

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I don't drink a lot of lagers, but this one is very nice -- crisp and flavorful. The first several years of my drinking life I had nothing but lagers. Few were as good as this one.

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Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,558 ratings
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