Beer: Czechvar; Budweiser Budvar (outside of the United States of America)
Beer Style: Czech Pilsner
Brewery: Budweiser Budvar, national corporation
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Serving Method: 12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
Background: Once I had developed an interest in beer, I quickly wanted to try all of the well known beers. One beer remained elusive and that was Czechvar a.ka. Budweiser Budvar. Do not be alarmed if you have never heard of this beer. This is the namesake of AB InBev’s Budweiser. Adolphus Busch named his beer after the beers of this brewery city known as Budweis in German. Which is better? That’s for you to decide. But I’ll share with you my take in a bit. Here’s what a Czech bottle looks like below.
Taste & Aroma: This beer has two aromas: wet grain and a slight bit of skunk. No doubt it is from the green bottle. Odds are the light has damaged the yeast. Here’s a photo of the imported version bottle with this gorgeous beer.
The taste does shine though, despite the mediocre aroma. It has a sharpness, a spiciness, and a fruity finish. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it.
Pending Analysis: I cannot tell you if I like this beer or not. It is hindered by a bad aroma. What I can tell you is that trying it on draught would be a great help in deciding if I like this or not.