EKGoldings (603) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 This is a world class Bohemian lager. Excellent malt, great bitterness, Saaz on the nose. Very much like Pilsner Urquell but nowhere as easily available.
JFGrind (1892) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A buddy was nice enough to bring a 16 ounce can back from Austria for me. Interesting aroma, thin head, golden color, and smooth taste.
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very crisp and refreshing. Extremely enjoyable. Very aromatic. Bright, clear crisp and sparkling.
MaBeer1972 (1398) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2003 Overall, this is a very impressive Pilser. I used to think Urquell was the benchmark among this class, but I was pleasantly surprised to find this one.
alimcb (23) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am not a fan of pilsner beers, but a pint of Budvar is a welcome break from the English town centre lagers. Not amazing, but well worth seeking out either in the UK or in teh Czech republic - a touch dry but a bit of character and taste that is so lacking in UK lagers.
jfm (1724) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pilsner color with a thick white foam on top. A nice flavor with a light bitterness. Excellent on tap.
Frank (3219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 Would be typcial for the style if not so well done. Full, flavorful, and more gently hopped than most Czech Pilsners. Damn good.
Hysteria (38) - USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pale color. Lively carbonated. Great balance between hops and malt. Hops not overstated which seems to be the trend of late. Like a very premium Heineken. The only thing I don't like about it is the price.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light golden color with small head. Hops and mild skunk aroma, yet still pleasant. Medium body, decent hops, sweeter than I expected, decent malts. Good for summer. Glad I picked up a six-pack. This is right up there with that other Budweiser (hah). Seriously a very good pilsener.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice overall lager. Medium body, slightly sweet, strong malty aftertaste. Very quaffable. This buds for you.