Sunday, May 26, 2013

Budwesier Budvar Brewery's Czechvar Lager

So I was talking about the logic behind the phrase "budweiser" in European parlance here so I'm not gonna get into that chickenshit bull crap.

Long story short, this is not owned or related to Anheuser-Busch. It's a Czech beer.

So the brewery that makes this stuff started up in 1785 and started exporting it to the US about 100 years later. During all this time, Anheuser-Busch and Budvar got in 1 million lawsuits over the name "Budweiser". Both sides eventually lost interest and they name stayed.

The brewery itself makes about 5 different types of booze; pale ales, lagers, dark, strong, and your gay brother's favorite, non-alcoholic. I'll say this about the beer, it looks real clear and light, low head, and a sparkling presence about it, like Cinderella, or David Bowie. It has a sharp, hoppy scent to it and a crisp, dry, refreshing taste. If you drank these in middle school, you could probably pround one between class pretty easy. Keeping it cold would be a problem, you don't want to deal with all the ice when it melts, so maybe you'd have to get into some sort or battery powered freeze pack that you could retrofit on your bookbag. Plus you could keep other stuff cold. Like sandwiches and stuff.

I got half a liter of this stuff for $3 in a Chicago grocery store. I was like, "What the heck is the deal here?" and I picked it up with no hesitation. The ABV is 5% so I was as excited as hearing there could be a Proclaimers reunion concert. So it goes down real easy, like your sister, and its like, man, what would happen first? Run out of money or get drunk? Cuz this stuff goes down fast and I'm super thirsty!

The bottle looks okay. I'm more about stuff that looks obnoxiously classy or completely dirtbaggish. This just looks...normal. And that's cool, if you're an accounting major!

Drinkability: 8/10
Taste: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Curb Appeal: 4/10

Overall: 6.0/10

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