Budweiser Budvar | Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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82
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1,417 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,417
Reviews:
776
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
15.24%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
170
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0
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Photo of Everydayoff
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into a pils glass by freshness date.

L:
Crystal clear golden brass color, the pour generates small white foamy head that dissipates quickly into some patch and film of effervescence. Some lacing are left over, carbonation is actively high.

S:
Led by bready malt and buttery caramel, then grassy and herbal hop reveal along with mild peppery note.

T:
Grassiness affair together with a touch of herbal, malt is there as a foundation bringing some sweetness to balance the significant presence of hops. Lightly sour in the middle then hops take over with moderate and pleasant bitterness. The aftertaste is led by spiciness from hops that leave a long tail all over the palate.

F:
Medium body with smooth mouthfeel, dry and clean, medium carbonation through the palate and well carry out.

O:
Incredibly, the aroma and taste were developed on me sip by sip. Start the first sip with feeling nothing but finish the last sip with feeling something. So enjoyable and high drinkable.

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Photo of PsenicnoCRO
2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed in Roger Protz' " 300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of josanguapo
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Hipercor. In Teku glass. Watching Vikings 4x07. Feels much more refreshing and clean than the pilsner urquell, both in aroma and taste. Tasted just after a pilsner urquell, for comparing.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amazed how similar to American bud this was. Yellow, ample carbonation and clarity, sudsy white head 1/3". Aroma had that corn and rice sweetness, faint, but maybe a little more barley malt notes.

Taste had a noble and sorachi type of lemon hop earthiness going for it, understated with all the high carbonation.

Tastes like slightly older Budweiser.

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Photo of UhClem
2.94/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours golden, nice first impression.

Tinny notes to the aroma as some other reviewers have also found.

Flavor is mild and with noticeable "off" character similar to the typical Heineken experience. Some hops, not much malt.

Disappointing overall after the favorable reviews I have read. In fact I poured most of it down the drain - would rather "spend" my beer calories on something better. Perhaps this can was mishandled or otherwise untypical.

Served from a 0.5 L can purchased at a grocery store in Vienna, Austria.

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Photo of Squire123
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Bud's for you.

Excellent European Lager, one of the first and still one of the best. First rate color, flavor, texture, very complex, one is tempted to say complete. I would rate this higher but I consider all Lagers of whatever pedigree to be refreshment type beers forever locked in the middle category.

This is the one to try if you are curious about the genuine European (non-German) style lager. But only if it's fresh.

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Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eerdenk
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterRigger
2.66/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Spike
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Dark gold. Clear. Some light carbonation visible. One finger off-white head reduces to a thin ring very quickly. Couple of spots of lacing.

S: Spicy grains.

T: Clean malt flavour. Some sweetness.

F: Light to medium body. Tangy. Oily finish.

Poured from a green 500ml bottle. Is an ok pilsner. I prefer the crisper, sharper taste and feel of German pilsners. But if you're looking for a lager, this is a better choice than that whole raft of identikit Euro pale lagers (Carlsberg, Stella, Heineken, Peroni, San Miguel, Carling, Becks...blah, blah) that dominate the market.

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Photo of Martine
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Millersbrewers
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanielCseklye
2.86/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bmaggot
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexW693
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newlife1984
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

To make this clear - the original Czech "Budweiser" is not really a pilsner beer, it is a lager beer (can also be seen on the description "Czech Imported Lager"). That means there's less hoppy taste than f.e. in "Pilsner Urquell".
It is a great allround and all-year beer for all kinds of use, no matter if you drink it with a good meal or have a few on a long evening.
Maybe not the best beer in its taste, but definitly one of the best to drink frequently.

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Photo of rocketcat
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good feel, taste is quite beforehand, mild aftertaste. Good food beer. /// Kuohkea ja hieman kupliva suutuntuma. Maku etupainotteinen, kevyt jälkimaku. Matala humalan maku, keskimäärin mieto olut. Hyvä ruokaolut.

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Photo of Jaydee01
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucas_Druid
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is an excellent example of what a pilsner should be, as it offers much more complexity than your average mass-produced version of this classic style. Highly recommended if you want a better pilsner.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
3.61 out of 5 based on 1,417 ratings.
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