MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this as a draft in Frankfurt Germany. Poured light brown with a fantastic off white head that left a beautiful lace. Very malty aroma and nice hoppy bitter taste. Very smooth and satisfying.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the states this beer is an average pilsner. In germany it was about the same. But in the Czech republic fresh on tap it was amazing. A nice coppery/gold color with a pure mountainous rocky head which lasted the whole way through. (think duvel). Awesome malty aroma perfectly balanced by sweet earthy and herbal czech hops. Flavor is perfectly balanced as well. Sweet pilsner malt with a good hop flavor and bitterness. Oh so smooth finish. This rating is for the tap version in Prague, not the bottled version here in the US.
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pour out a bottle of budweiser
select,funnel in a bottle of
czechvar@ the original budweiser,
enjoy!!bash american budweiser at
stainless steel tank flavour in beer.
Chugalug (30) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice pils--although, not a standout like Urquell (it’s tough to best the natives).
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The last time I had something that allegedly came from Budvar (Budwiser) I had to throw it down the s-bend. This poured a coppery gold with a nice densely packed head and small lazy bubbles. Big hoppy aroma mellows quite quickly but doesn’t disappear entirely. Quite a full body for a pils. Bitterness is there but fairly restrained compaired to PU (for example). This is a flavoursome, above average sessional - I love to try it fresh at the brewery. Give them back their trademark A-B and stop ruining this towns reputation.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale gold colour with big rocky white head. Sour yeast nose. Mild malt taste with definate yeast notes.
JorisPPattyn (9607) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unfortunately very aged sample. However, as nothing will ever equal the lagertank unpasteurised and unfiltered version I was poured on visiting the brewery lab, no rating will ever do right to this beer for kings.
Sallow amber beer, no head. Virtually no aroma left, very faraway pale and crystal malt, vaguely nutty and hay. Taste is significantly better: a portlike aroma, walnuts and even some blue cheese wafts. It lacks however the hoppiness of the fresh beer, let alone the infinite complexity of the unfiltered/unpasteurised version - in pilsenerstyle only bettered by the then similar version of Pilsener Urquell. Quite malty still. Light MF, oxydized. Pilsener is not for ageing. No mistake, I will rerate this once I get a really fresh sample - say in Czechia again...
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
english pint / straw body, inactive, and with a fruitless head. the aroma is a bit lacking, as well as the flavor; herbs, mint (it is minty!), (grain and slight eggwhite primarily in the aroma,) it’s gotta nice zip... smooth, and slightly fizzy. refreshing. you know... overall, i think it’s quite good albeit the "lacking" thereof; and i’m even guessing this isn’t that fresh. so, who knows what i could truly score this.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden and clea with a short lived white head. The nose comes off as a slightly skunked malt, which I’ve come to expect from every brew that comes in green glass. The taste is very smooth and better than I was expecting. Oddly, I can almost make out a touch of mint in the finish. I haven’t eaten anything with mint, and while reading through other reviews I don’t see any mention, so it might be in my head or some fluke.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
much better than it’s american namesake. i didn’t know that this was the original budweiser, but i got it as a czechvar six pack still very good. AB can learn something from this brewery