Budweiser Budvar | Budějovický Budvar, n.p.

Budweiser BudvarBudweiser Budvar
BA SCORE
3.58/5
1,551 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.

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:
#38,252
Reviews:
815
Ratings:
1,551
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.49
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
234
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of OompaMentor
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of pottertaker
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reddfoot
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden yellow, light smell of typical European pilsner. Clean and light tasting with perfect bite and medium lingering of hops which give that tannin like feeling of dryness. Great taste, definitely a go to beer and one of my faves for the past few months!

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Photo of crwrunner
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review: 0.51CL Bottle of Budweiser Budvar B:Original Czech imported lager : ABV: 5%

The iconic beer, the original, totally different to that American namesake, coming in a large 0.51CL bottle.

On pour get a nice clear golden colour that produces a decent looking white head, that is big and frothy. Head maintains. Some nice carbonation, actively bubbling away.

It is a nice and clear looking beer that’s for sure, what a beer should look like. Promising……..

Lovely beery smell of grains and malted barley. Nice aroma……….

On taste a very beery taste, clean and crisp, strong in alcohol content, can definitely feel the alcohol and yeast in the beer and very smooth to drink.

Perhaps a little too malty for me though

There is a lot of carbonation and I do wonder if the green bottles have something to do with the overall taste, as it tastes ok but a little skunky, and considering its reputation it is nothing amazing.
Very smooth, definitely a session beer as its very drinkable, despite not having an amazing array of tastes. Light in hops, no aftertaste to speak of.

As mentioned, a lot of Malt, it is really malty!

But overall, it is a good session beer, wouldn’t mind downing a few of these, and one I would like to try again for the future, preferably in downtown Prague…..(or Budějovice!) with a fresh version.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ZachT
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alexc11
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear gold color beer with okay foam. Very smooth malt and hops based beer with almost no bitter after taste and not very strong. Just an all-around good tasting, balanced beer.

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

Photo of charlzm
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Budweiser Budvar from Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,551 ratings
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