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.

Added by grdahl on 06-22-2001

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

im okay with this one, but it doesnt pump me up. pours a pretty average yellow clear colow tih no head. smells like a czech malt whatever beer. taste has a touch of sweetness and dustyn old malty thing going on, but i am uninspired here. mouthfeel is light as can be and minimally bubbled. in think it was more lively from the bottle, but this is very average. as far as czech pilsners go, urquell is still supreme. drinkable to the nines, but bored to tears...

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of rangerred
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The other Budweiser.

Smell is totally skunked from the green bottle but once that fades, there is some bready grain and grassy hops typical of pilseners.

Taste is hay and grassy hops along with a little bit of bread. There is a pine note toward the finish as well. Bitterness is moderate throughout and everything cleans up nicely at the end leading to a crisp dry finish.

Overall this is a pretty nice beer and one of my favorite Czech Pilseners. Would be an awesome thirst quencher on a hot day.

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Photo of tubeboy
2.66/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I went to the store to buy some Konig only to discover they were out of stock. I paid $7.99 for a six pack of Czechvar with a sell by date of 10-10-12. I'm always nervous about beer in green bottles but I figured this was fresh and something new to taste. The beer pours with a clear golden color and about 1 finger of head that quickly settles. I think this beer has already suffered from light exposure as it has a mild case of the skunks going. I imagine it smells and taste much better from a tap than a bottle. The taste and mouthfeel are decent for the style but the aftertaste is bitter and smelly. I won't buy it again.

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3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in Prague, served a typical yellow colour with a beautiful orange hue and a good head with sticky lace.
The smell is there not bad nor great.
It is very refreshing and has a nice taste for the style, which makes the mouthfeel awesome.
I am sad, so sad that the times I've had it on the bottle the beer was skunked, it did not taste the same way than in Prague, that's why overall this beer does not deserve a 4.0.

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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

A- Bright, trasparent light gold. One finger bubbly head that shows decent retention, though it almost completely disappears after a few sips. Not much lacing on the glass

S- Typical czech pilsner aroma, maybe a bit more on the grassy side than usual. A biscuity/crackery feel from the malts, then some slightly spicy grass and flowery notes from the hops

T- A delicate grainy/crackery sweetness from the malts, with herbal notes on the palate. Herbal/grassy on the tongue as well, but this time with a touch of spiciness that reminds of lemon zest. Perfect balance between malts and hops, overall this beer never feels sweet or bitter, just a simple and highly enjoyable beer

M- Light body and medium carbonation. Decently smooth and simple mouthfeel. Clean and refreshing dry finish

O- Sure not the most complex or flavourful beer out there but still an highly drinkable, perfectly balanced and absolutety flawless one. A classic in it's sheer simplicity

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mfigueroa713
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mouth feel was very loose and did not hold very long on the tongue.
Very clean taste and smell was simple. White head of two fingers in height with moderate lacing. Didn't detect any hopping but did sense the pine after taste. A good beer and a would try again but would not go out of my way to do so.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of ElCommodoro
2.41/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a transparent gold with a small head that quickly disappears. The smell is sweet and skunky. This bottle might be skunked. I'm not sure. It's green, so it should have been OK for a decent amount of time. But I bought it warm at a wine shop, so it may have been sitting for quite some time, I suppose.
The taste was pilsner-style hoppy and dry with a distinctly skunky taste. I can never be sure if that's from improper storage or just a lame beer. But I'll alter my review if my next bottle is not skunky. This was pretty lame. No better than American lager.

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1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Beer rating: 43.5% out of 100 with 1,422 ratings
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