Great Britain Budvar Budweiser

Discussion in 'Europe' started by fredmugs, Dec 18, 2012.

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  1. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,509) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Need to be on the lookout for one of these.

    http://news.yahoo.com/century-old-fight-budweiser-name-hits-snag-114537360--finance.html

    "Our concern is that coexistence on the U.K. market with the Budweiser brand will lead to consumer confusion," said Karen Couck, the spokeswoman for AB Inbev. "We want to make sure that when our customers order a Budweiser that they receive the clean, crisp taste of the global brand we have created."

    But most beer drinkers would easily spot the difference, says Iain Loe, former research manager for Britain's Campaign for Real Ale, a consumer rights organization.

    Budvar has "a full bodied taste" while "AB's Budweiser has little taste, or in the words of AB InBev, a clean taste," said Loe. "Customers know which beer is which."
     
  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,195) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    You've left "Location" off your BA profile, so it's hard to point you in the right direction.

    Budvar Budweiser under it's "Czechvar" alias identity is easy to find in most of US, and has been here for over a decade. Check the dates codes, tho' (sadly it doesn't move well) and, for best results, buy it in bottles not exposed to light. Currently imported by United States Beverage.
     
  3. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,702) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    "clean crisp taste"

    Oddly enough that's how I would describe water.

    I don't really think Budweiser Budvar is that great though. Solid but not very interesting.
     
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  4. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,092) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I think Budvar has earned a little respect by being there when no other was
    before Staropramen or Bitteburger were in the shops and bars.

    Ideally though Anheuser-Busch Bud would be called PissWanker
    and described as fuckwit clean tasting like the crystal tear drop of discomfort of a gay porn star.
     
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  5. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,724) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm with Bevis on this one - the original Budvar has simply been around longer and deserves to keep it's name. It sucks that a beer which is a Czech icon (although hardly their best beer) can lose it's identity in this way. Down with the corporate monstrosity!
     
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  6. WhatANicePub

    WhatANicePub Initiate (178) Jul 1, 2009 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    A-B InBev can get it up them, the dicks.
     
  7. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Have I missed the rant? Always happy to vent spleen on corporate brewers.
     
  8. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,724) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Come on then, let it all out!! :)
     
  9. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    This is just blatant bullying by a company pissed off by the fact that people are finally starting to abandon the vile urine they peddle. :D
     
  10. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
    Beer Trader

    Fuck the corporate monoliths and...Uhhh...Swim against the tide of bland conformity and, you know, lick ass and learn to speak craft beer. Sorry, I mean kick ass.
     
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