Budweiser Budvar | Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

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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.

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,400
Reviews:
818
Ratings:
1,564
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.49
 
 
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65
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239
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Photo of srv33
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark amber, somewhat thin head that quickly dissapates to nothing with no collar and no lacing. Loads of medium size bubbles quickly from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: Phew! This beer has some funk! Upon opening it has a nearly overwhelming scent of skunkiness and funk. Its not bad, but wow does it have some character - certainly curious about whats coming next. Aside from that and breadiness, not much else in the scent.

Mouthfeel: Relatively mild carbonation, light thickness, about what I'd expect but nothing remarkable.

Taste: Definitely more calm than the scent would suggest. A perfect example of a pilsener - but nothing truly extraordinary either. Definitely less skunky tasting than the scent suggests. Overall balanced. Notes of bread, light sweetness, grainy, I taste no hints of fruitiness as other reviewers have suggested though.

Overall: For the cost this would be a very nice sessionable beer, ideal for a hot summer day. Probably an easy "next step" for macro drinkers.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decanted from a green bottle into a tulip pint glass; best before 09.29.17.
A: Clear golden color with small white head that cleared rapidly.
S: Bitter hops and sea salt predominate.
T: Light maltiness off-set by mild bitterness and salinity.
M: Light to medium bodied; would be more refreshing if not for the persistence of the salinity in the mouth.
O: A basic lager beer. I was surprised by the saltiness; would be more balanced and better without it. I was actually expecting more based on the back story.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a golden straw color, clear so you can see the mild carbonation. There was little to no head. The beer is super bready smelling. The smell of biscuit and that typical euro aroma combine for this malt heavy aroma. The beer tastes much like the nose, a little sweeter but still a strong bready flavor. The beer is crisp with mild carbonation.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden color with no real head to speak of. Has a familiar grainy euro smell to it. Light fizz and easy drinking. I would get this again....it is a totally inoffensive beer that anyone can knock back without complaint.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - golden straw color with little in the way of head

Smell - biscuits, grains, slight euro skunk

Taste - biscuit, grain, slight skunk, bread

Mouthfeel - lighter end of medium bodied, light carbonation, slight sweetness upfront, hop bite at the back end

Overall - decent pilsner here that I would revisit

Price point - $1.79/ 11.2 oz bottle

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Photo of Bangalter
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zephyrsky
4.82/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Those around me always say "it smells like weed" when I pop the cap. Just goes to show how rich, pure and hoppy a beer it is.

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Photo of monkist
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SCproUA
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hman43
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours golden with a white head. Head retention is moderately low.

Smell: It has a strong herbal aroma that is grainy sweet. The is a hint of honey in the background.

Taste: It is grainy sweet with a moderate fruit flavor. The fruit flavor is pear like in quality.

Feel: It has a moderately light body with a grainy sweet aftertaste.

Overall, this is a grainy sweet fruity beer.

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Photo of nasharm
4.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mishi_d
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justinm4bama
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jontom
4.61/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth,delicious and a good choice for an imported beer.

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Photo of ewpass
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden colour, fast-dissipating head. Some skunk on nose. Good taste with prickly carbonation. Bitter finish.

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Photo of AirBob
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sephyrott
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of YalovaIA
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ant777uk
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4.25

"Always Czech Brewed" Every beer should be brewed by the makers, all this sub licencing is bollocks and wrong...respect to them.

Head stays up well, beautiful and very witheld fizzing, kind of unique.

Aroma is heavenly, hoppy and flowery...really beautiful, wow.

Taste compared with aroma is a bit disappointing., as that was the best aroma ever. However it is still a unique and beautiful flavour...kind of surprised I did not have this sooner.

As a lager, this is one of the best I have ever had. No doubt. The floweryness has a bitterness that balances well, so it is not feminine, just a perfect balance of orgasm between 2 different elements.

Not as good as most IPA's, though as a Euro lager, possibly the best...

To improve...more hops/bitterness, and more alcohol...a bit less floweryness...

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Photo of americancontrarian
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calebeof
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
2.27/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of donzilake
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,564 ratings
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