Budweiser Budvar | Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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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.

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3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker glass from a 16 ounce bottle. This beer appears a quite clear golden straw color with a half inch, quickly dissipating white head. The smell is dominated by a sweet maltiness with a nice hop aroma. This is a very crisp and clean tasting beer. I suppose that there is some bitterness in the middle of the palate. The beer is quite drinkable, it reminds me of a lovely summer evening. In general, I prefer bolder beers, but then again, I'm American.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Review from 7/2011 notes. Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Pours a pale gold-yellow amber. One finger head quickly dissipates, no lacing. Decent continual carbonation. Light aroma of wheat, sweet malt, very faint spiciness and hops. Taste starts adequately,with light sweet malt, very light hops, finishes abruptly with a faint memory of malt and very light hops. Not memorable or worth trying again.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Love this beer (when fresh and that is the hard part so far away from where it is made)! I will only purchase 20 bottles at a time in an unopened case lest any light squeak in and skunk this fine beer. I hate green bottles for flavour although they do look pretty.

Sweet malt with a slight diacetyl note which is covered up in waves of Saaz spice. Lovely yeast profile with hints of sulphur. Sometimes I forget how many I've had, each one leads to another so easily.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from Notes

A. Standard light yellow color with good clarity and two fingers of long lasting head, no real lacing, but great retention. (I got bits of foam stuck to my face)
S. Very nice medium levels of grassy and herbal hopping on top of a bright and crisp pilsner malt aroma with minor lemon peel used as a garnish.
T. Comes across exactly with all the features promised by the nose, only with the lemon peel arriving first and the other components coming afterwards. The one thing I feel that I need to nitpick is the lack of peppery / spice hopping usually seen in Czech pilsners. It maintains a refreshing crisp finish throughout the glass.
M. Light bodied without getting too watery in texture, highly carbonated.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fell in love with this beer years ago after drinking it on-tap in Prague. Review is for the green bottled Czechvar sold in the U.S.

A - Light gold, clear, good head retention

S - Hoppy, no noticable maltiness

T - Nice taste, seems smoother/less bitter than a Pilsener Urquell

M - Light mouthfeel, not overly carbonated

O - Nowhere near as good as my memory of the tap version, but was still very good. Had read lots of stories about skunked samples, but this one seemed nice.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 fl. oz, poured into a tall pilsner glass.

My reward for a long day at work is to watch the Lakers cough up a game in the last minute, and the Knicks try to choke at the end of their game. Oh, well, a beer just might lighten the mood a bit. Then again, this is low ABV. Better for a school night.

A: It’s golden, it’s got a short, quick-dissolving head, and it’s bubbly, much like one would expect from a pilsener. It is kind of extra bubbly, though, like the girl who tries extra hard to be liked, and, in doing so, loses points. On to the smell.

S: It smells mainly of hops, grass and lemon. There’s a minute bit of sweetness, but you really have to be looking for it. Congratulations, you smell like a pilsener. I’m already imagining what this one’s going to taste like.

T: Over the lips, through the gums, watch out stomach, here it comes… and it tastes like a pilsener. It’s more grassy to me than hoppy, and the maltiness that I couldn’t smell is there in the tasting, coming before the lemony sensation. It’s a little watery, but not enough to make me stop drinking it. If I had to throw on the black robe and judge this beer, I’d find in favor of the defendant (the brewer). It is what it says it is.

M: I have to be fair – I’m not going to be knocked out by anything with an ABV of 5 percent. It’s light-bodied, a little much on the carbonation, so-so over the palate, with a bit of a watery finish. But it’s a pilsener, so it’s what one can expect from this style.

O: Ultimately, this beer is fair to middlin’ for its weight class. I wouldn’t actively seek it out, but wouldn’t turn it down if offered. Good with anything salty. Cheers.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
3.61 out of 5 based on 1,421 ratings.
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