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

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Budweiser Budvar B:OriginalBudweiser Budvar B:Original

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

Not bad for what it is. It doesn't foam up much, it has a lovely gold color. It's neither sour nor sweet. Acceptable but not remarkable. Better than an American pale lager, but that's a low bar. If you serve this to idiots they will think it's really fancy.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Transparent amber. Foam doesn't stick around for long, likely due to a dearth of bubbles.
Smells nice with the tasty czech pilsner malt really coming through. Just a little spicy hop presence in the nose. All spice though, no grassiness or citrus or pine. Also, butter.
Rich czech pilsner malt dominates from first sip to last, but is never overwhelming. Slightly sweet and rich for a pils, but enjoyably so. There's just a touch of bitterness in the back end but it doesn't really stand up to the malt and there seems to be little hop flavor when compared to other pilsners. Not quite what I expected, but good.
Goes down wonderfully smooth. Interesting enough to come back to for a second, and third pint, but not too crazy to wear down the palate. Clean and drinkable. LIghtly carbonated.
A very different beast than the classic Pilsner Urquell. Urquell highlights the saaz hop while with Budweiser the malt is the protagonist.
I just wish I could get it in cans, it's only sold in green bottles around here.

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At one time I would buy this in a case for the summer, perfect for grass cutting and grilling- that sort of thing. But that was before I started reviewing beers.
Budvar pours a clear golden color with outstanding clarity. The head is white and fades quickly to my one and only problem with this beer. The head fades quickly into nothing, no lacing or even a collar.
The aroma is pure pils. The nose has a sharp smell from bready malts with a hop bouquet that is fresh with floral notes.
The taste is also like the nose: sharp; dry; bitter; crisp and peppery. The malts provide a sweet edge with a lightly toasted taste, while the hops provide floral notes buth there light and sutle.
This is what a pilsner should taste like. Its approachable easy drinking but also bold and flavorful that could stand on it's own against any hoppy ale.

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Malt forward, bready, biscuit, cracker, slight toasted. Hop bitterness is moderate, mainly herbal-spicy. Crisp-dry finish. Body is light, creamy, crisp, refreshing, nice carbonation.

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