vitekj (6) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2003 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was so excited on my first trip to Prague. The waiter asked for what I want to drink & I ask what they have.. "All we have is Budweiser" he says. My heart sank, but quickly recovered when he meant the Czech variant.
Overall I'm think it's a very good beer, but not a world record in my opinion. Plenty smooth, aromatic, and flavorful, but the aftertaste is marginal.
fiulijn (14790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013
2013-06-14, draught at Řlbaren, Copenhagen, 5-4-5-2-10=26
Deep blond color with nice compact head. In few words, it has a huge butter aroma that covers the malt; the malt flavor is tired, the bitterness is ordinary, the hop qualities are missing; and there is again some diacetyl.
2003-08-22, draught, 4-2-4-3-7=20
Blond color. Light hay aroma. Weak body, dry, quite bitter at the end. Not what I expected.
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a golden color with a quickly diminishing white head and no lacing. Had the signature pilsener slightly hoppy aroma. Slight combo of malty and hoppy tastes. Clean dry finish.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice pilsener. Gold color, white head, thin lacing. Pleasant flowery hop aroma. Well-balanced flavor, not too sweet or too bitter. Very drinkable, AB should take notes.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught in Prague. Clear sparkling golden color and beautiful long lasting head. Ideal "belgian lace". Lovely fruity and hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty flavors, with a touch of flowerness and long dry bitter finish. Great.
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden hue with little head and no lacing. Aroma was light with the standard pils hints of Saaz hops and roasted malts. Floral grassy and horseblanket too. Taste was crisp and balanced, dry on the finish. Thin to medium-bodied with a watery and lively mouthfeel. This BUDVAR (F__k A-B) is still a world classic but I would rather have a Urquell or a German Lowenbrau.
juveskin (13) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
i hear in the czech republic this is the beer to get...the real budweiser. Always very smooth, good flavor. always a great beer to feast on!!!
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich golden color, long lasting medium head. I'm a fan of Pilsner Urquell and this seemed very similar but with less distinctive aroma and flavor, probably because the ex. date was looming. Well balanced with dry finish.
drywallman (330) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another one left over from the Christmas gift pack. It had a best by date of 2/03, so it was probably past it's prime. That said; I opened it up, poured into the tasting glass, and found that it wasn't skunky, but had a malt and tangy hops smell. The head poured well, and lasted a decent amount of time (1/2 way through the drink). I received a good clean light malt taste that lingered, and then a hit of orangey hops. I think this bottle survived. It was a good thirst quencher, but nothing I would seek out. I would go with a fresh US interpretation of the style first. However, this probably deserves a re-rate from a definite fresh bottle in the future.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours golden clear. minimal white head. bitter hoppy. decent lager, finishes dry