Budvar Budějovický – the real deal

The original and the best

The original and the best

This blog has reviewed, in an earlier post, Budweiser, the US version. Well here’s the original. Budvar Budějovický. Budějovický means something produced from the town of Budweis (or České Budějovice, in the Czech Republic). Budweiser means the same thing but in German. This can only be used by the producers of Budweiser (Anheuser-Busch) in North America.

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.