PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow - I stumbled upon the original Budweiser without even knowing it! Very crisp, clean flavor, barely there fresh aroma. Clean, pour with a light head. Nice golden appearance. Flavor is a bit peppery and leave sa bit of a bitter aftertaste. Overall, an above average pilsener - not up to speed with Urquell - but still good.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear golden color with a medium sized white head that lingers for a while before dissipating into a thin layer on top of the beer. Light citrusy hop aroma with no skunkiness. Light hop flavor with a touch of malts. Finish is clean and crisp. Very refreshing and a little less flavorful than Pilsner Urquell, but still a nice Czech Pilsner.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure you can say this is similar to Budweiser - that’d be an insult to an original Czech Pilsner. Labeled as a lager on the bottle and classified as a pilsener, it’s one of the weaker pilseners I’ve had (next to something like Urquell). However, this is a great beer and I like the style. Skunky nose (as with any pilsener variety), golden pour with medium head; great hop balance and finish.
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
similar to Bud, very well balanced and smooth.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a huge pilsner fan, but I knew that this one was above average. Poor Czechvar keeps getting pushed around by corporate Bud... my pity vote will rank this a bit higher also. Keep up the good fight guys.
kerryodeoch (6) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2002 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small average head,smooth golden color. Soft cracker aroma-more wheatthin than saltine. Subtle hop, pretty simple but well balanced.
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled(500ml). -2nd best Czech’s beer after Kozel
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good hops nose for a pils, but flavor is mostly malt.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 18, 2002
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very enjoyable, but bound to get low ratings because it’s light-bodied and non-complex. This tastes good and is refreshing. I’d gladly drink it any time.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Warm, buttery, malty aroma. Crisp malt taste with reassuring bite of hops. Excellent for a lighter beer. Stop for a moment and dream that this is what American 'pilseners' taste like. Now come back to reality.