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: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Budjejovicky Budvar's light amber body is slightly darker than the pale straw and golden bodies one expects from a typical Czech Pilsener. A standard pour causes a flurry of gaseous activity to explode in the glass. This quickly settles to a mild assortment of bubbles that make their way to the top at regular intervals. The buff-white head disappears quickly.

The nose offers a pleasant mixture herbs and sweet, ever-so-slightly-roasted grains.

The taste follows the nose. Sweet grains are complemented by notes of green apple, white grapes, and very mild herbal and floral aromas.

This is a clean, crisp, slightly sweet lager with a hang that is bitter but smooth. The light mouthfeel is delicate and balances the mild, clean flavors well. Had it been any waterier, the beer would be too thin; had it been a bit more substantial, it might have felt too heavy on the palate.

Pilsener is perhaps the most difficult genre to brew well, for the brewer has nothing to hide behind. No barrels and barrels of hops; no crazy combinations of toasted and roasted malts; no high ABV to mask off flavors. In every 10 Czech Pilseners, I may find one that is worth revisiting. Budjejovicky's Budvar is a slightly unique, well-balanced rendition of the genre that has made it onto my short list. I'll be revisiting this brew soon.

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Clear golden colour, white head reduces to a wispy ring.

Floral, soapy hop aroma, with a sweet malt and corn syrup backing. Grassy and fruity accents.

Fairly crisp taste balanced between earthy grains and sweet, syrupy malts. Mild grape or cherry-like accent. Finish is dry and earthy.

Medium body and carbonation. Faint tingle of yeast on the tongue. Aftertaste is syrupy, fruity, slightly metallic.

Nothing to write home about, but certainly a step up from most random Euro-cans you find on shelves here in Ontario.

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I am editing my review. Purchased at a grocery store for 1 euro in Salzburg, so provided this doesn't poison me there is value for the money. Drinking out of a can so no opinion on color or head. Expiry date that says good for another 10 months so that is good. I did spend a euro. The smell is faintly yeasty and grassy but nothing overwhelming. The taste was underwhelming. Faint hoppiness, but overall it seems to taste like a mass produced beer like....dare I say. Nothing offensive about this one. If it was hot out and this was cold it be nice. I was disappointed.

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