Budvar Budějovický is in all respects superior to the US knock off. The menu at the Local Taproom in St. Kilda had this down as a thirst quencher. That it was. It really hit the spot after a day of snooze fest corporate workshops. It comes in at a relatively tame 5% but that makes it even easier to punch out. It has a full bodied steely taste and leaves its mark. In complete contrast to the tepid US namesake.
PS The chorizo and pork belly were also superb.