Saturday, 13 December 2008

Budejovicky (#20)

The day has finally come. I am tasting the last beer from the first beer trip batch. It is kind of a special one since it trademark is different depending on the region. I am drinking the Budejovicky Budvar which in US is known as Czechvar and in UE as Budweiser. And not becasue there was something wrong with the name and marketing team had to come up with something else.

Before I get into the review I will try to sum up shortly what is up the those different names. First beer to be called Budwesier was the one created in 1785 in Budweis. It was then exported to US. Around the same time as the export started the Anheuser Busch has registered the Budweiser trademark as their own. Twenty years later (in 1895) a third company (now called Budvar) was created in Budweis by mainly Czech brewers. This resulted in a Budweiser trademark dispute which you can read about on Wikipedia. The negotiations led Anheuser-Busch to use Budweiser trademark only in US.

So let's see this beer, shall we.

Budejovicky review from Gril Likes Beer on Vimeo.


  • brewery: Budejovicky Brewery
  • type of beer: lager
  • bought in: @ grocery outside of Prague
  • container grade (bottle): an ordinary bottle 


  • the looks: head (classic white), body (classic gold)
  • the taste: hoppy but without strong bitter aftertaste
  • the smell: hoppy bitterish


I'll have another one but maybe not right away...

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