Budweiser Budvar | Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

Budweiser BudvarBudweiser Budvar
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Budweiser BudvarBudweiser Budvar

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

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

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3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can't help but doing some research into the brand before I sit down and taste. Quite an interesting brand- worth looking into.

Poured from a slightly-too-warm can. Big bouqet of sweet- cakey malts. Carbonation as expected from a lager. Bit of hops sitting in the background.

Taste was sweet, typical of European malts. Relatively full body. Hop finish. As the beer sits, seems to get sweeter.

Overall good beer. Surprising, to be honest. Was expecting a light-macro lager. That's not what I got.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

11.2 fl. oz. bottle poured into brand new tulip. best before 08.14.13.

A: super clear, super bright gold body. bright white head, bubbly. retention is good. plenty of carbonization rising to the surface. thick lager clumps of lacing left behind.

S: smells dry. plenty of pilsner malt is certainly detectable. not getting nearly any hop aromas which is a bit of a letdown. maybe im not looking hard enough, but even a Czech pils should have some hop aroma.

T: mostly grain. there is certainly some earthy/tangy bitterness, but it is not lasting. lots of cereal. a slight metallic/acidic note towards the finish, however vanishes to a cheerio-like finish.

M: moderate amount of carb. a little less than your typical European blond lager. light bodied.

D: tons of drinkability. even with my complaints, still found this a pleasant easy drinking lager. cool to have "budvar" in the states.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had many of these on the trains between cities, and was very surprised at the good taste. One two three and more and more. Try it if your lucky enough to see it. Refreshing clean and very enjoyable for social drinking. Quite common in the area and cheap. Czech beer in my opinion is some of the finest brew in the world.Even if its brewed by "bud".

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml green bottle, bought in Germany.

Pale golden with a white head. Not very special looking. Fine bubbles though and reasonable retention.

Smells quite floral and hoppy. Skunky but not in a disturbing way. A light grainy maltiness.
Smells quite good for a pilsener.

Just a pleasant session lager, no off putting flavours here. Just well balanced with some grainy malts and a good floral hop bitterness.

I had this before in Italy almost two years ago and I thought, hey lets try it again in the comfort of my own home and I am surprised how good it is (for what it is).

The mouthfeel is light but it is not watery like some macrolagers.
Carbonation is nice but more gentle than some German pilseners/helles.

Overall a very good session lager. I would love it if this became more readily available at a low price here in the Netherlands. Luckily those big German beerhalls right across the border sell this stuff for the same price as our supermarkets sell Heineken.

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Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,551 ratings
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