Brewed by Budějovický Budvar
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
České Budějovice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Special beer produced from finest Saaz Aroma Hops, carefully selected Moravian Malt, refined sugar and soft water drawn from wells 300 metres deep. The 700 years of brewing tradition guarantees the best quallity of Budweis Beer. Exported as Bud Premier Select, formerly known as Bud Speciální Pivo. 16°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mile (3323) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle. Light amber, very small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly grainy and sweetish aroma, faint dark fruits, light alcohol. Body is medium, malty - lightly grainy and sweetish flavor, light bread and alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light bread and faint hoppyness, some alcohol. Too sweet for me. Could use more bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Diabobale (271) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Una lager strong molto buona. Di colore dorato carico, ben strutturata sia per malti che per alcol, con buoni luppoli, beverina

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fajry (963) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2014
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, biela pena. Vôňa sladová, jemne chmeľ. V chuti sladké, stredne plné telo, vyššia nasýtenosť. Chutiť chutí, ale popísať to ani nestojí za reč. Neublízi, nepomôže.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edsspoon (714) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle - lively golden body with a bubbly beige head which soon fades to a ring. Aroma of lager malt and light corn. Taste of sweet malts, hay and some grassy notes. A little syrupy and quite sweet. Light body, medium carbonation. Okay - disguises the alcohol very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eduardovl (1025) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pint jug. A: Pours a clear yellow to orange golden color forming a big white and bubbled head. Medium retention and not much lacings left S: Sweet on the nose. Sweet malts and Saaz grassy hops, basically T: Despite of being a Lager, it reminded me a Belgium Ale, somehow which is weird. In any case, good tasting beer. Sweet upfront and a citrus bitter end. Alcohol is not much detected despite the reasonable ABV M: Medium body and reasonable carbonation O: Good drinkability. Recommended [ BA Review @ 9/11/2010 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (4824) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle split with Sarah in the hotel. Picked up at gallerie pivo. Bright golden coloured pour with a big lasting frothy white head. Aroma is grainy, nutty, hint of alcohol and sweet malts. Flavour is composed of sweet pils malts, little apple, touch of caramel. All round its pretty clean and does what it says on the tin. Palate is semi sweet, lowish caebonation. Palate is a bit flabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6782) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
(Draught at Prvni Pivni Tramway, Prague, 18 July 2014) Golden colour with creamy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of bread, tropical fruit, pineapple and peaches. Malty, fruity taste with tropical fruit, pineapple, bready malt and a balanced grassy bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain malt sweetness. A bit sweet and strong, but tasty enough. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (2667) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Aroma shows the strength, malt coming through and moderate hops aroma. Clear golden colour, quickly disappearing white head. Taste is simple, delivers what is promised and nothing more. Strong malty presence, moderate warming alcohol, moderate bitterness. Overall well made and scaled down to 12° without the alcohol, this would probably be a good beer. As is, it does not have much to offer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tricksta_p (1706) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
Aroma of sweet malts, hay, alcohol. Flavour is nasty malty sweetness with an alcohol punch. Another Imperial Pils failure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (5213) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Offers some thickness with a vanilla, malt and alcohol in the aroma. But that alcohol is well balanced so we have got here an easily drinkable beer with a heavy and malty background. A perfecting tasting piwo to knock you out.

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