Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well its been a real longtime since I’ve had a Budweiser Budvar, and my notes are quite favorable, but that was before I became a “Beer Geek”, and truly developed my love for dark strong ales.
The archetypal limpid golden pilsner color, the head brilliant white, moderate in size and frothy in structure, the lace adequate, prototypical pilsner nose, all malt and lightly sweet, fresh and clean, start is malt and somewhat sweet, top is skeletal in its feel. Finish is potently acidic, the hops pleasant in their spicy bite, dry aftertaste, a fair to middling beer, good as its 100 degrees Fahrenheit today, and will remain so till mid October, so these “Clean and Crisp” beers do hit the “B” Spot.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Plae yellow color with a large rocky white head. The aroma is perfumey with some very subtle spiciness from the hops. The flavor was rather bland...watery...some hops, perfumey. Typical pilsner characteristics. I'm not really impressed.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How dare the
Czechvar be in brackets to appease that mongrel beer empire? Should we have truth in advertising and call it Notweaklikethekingofpissvar? Anyway, it is a lovely soft Pils from a country that knows how to do it. Not as strident as
Pilsner Urquell but nevertheless a great beer.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent pilsener but falls a hair short of being as good as Urquell. The normal pilsener flavors are here, light malts, spicy hops. Looks great though.
crazyvin (1943) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
drank from bottle, could not distingish aroma. I really enjoyed this beer its flower-sweet taste want down smooth and balanced well with a subtle hoppy finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. This is a nice enough beer and compared to the other Bud, it tastes down right amazing but I do think we need to get a handle on the ratings. Its good but its not great. Its got more flavour and a strong bitter finish then most, but lacks finesses and some depth.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was so hoping to like this more after waiting so long to try it. (I did actually try it years ago, but the little bit didn't count) This is a fine beer, that much I can say, but I guess I was waiting to be bowled over. What happens to me when something is built up like this. Actually can't see anyone being disappointed as it is crisp, delicious and all. Just waiting for the elusive je ne sais quoi.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The original Budweiser is great. Very drinkeable pilsner with a great combination of hops and bitterness. I've had the original in Prague and it is outstanding.
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2003 Bit of a disappointing pils. Has a fairly strong aroma of hops, but the flavor does not back up the promise of the aroma. Tastes a bit thin. Not the best of the style.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Czechvar, I had a hard time finding this on this site. Czechvar is a light lager with a thick thick head and golden yellow colour. The bouquet is pronounced with a hoppy aroma. It reminded me of Pilsner Urquell. This beer must have just made it into Florida because I just found it. I would buy it and drink it again.