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Brewed by Budweiser Budvar Ceske Budejovice
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 1975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Czechvar is the special name (editor’s note: for North America) of the world famous beer produced by the renowned brewery in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Benefitting from over 700 years of brewing experience of the South Bohemian region, Czechvar is the golden original, acknowledged by many connoisseurs as one of the best lagers in the world.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
First and foremost, if I was comparing this to just the US version of Bud, it'd get 5's across the board. Pours a light golden color with a decent head, no lacing, but lots of carbonation. Smells nice and malty. Tastes malty, yeasty, and has just a touch of hops. Quite good. Mouthfeel is very full and creamy. Drinkability is very nice as well. What a great lager; I'll definately be going for this one again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Cyrstal clear and pale as anything you can think of. Little head and lots of bubble action. Aroma is not strong at all. Inital taste is crisp and ends with a smooth aftertaste. The malty taste is the dominate taste. A solid average tasting beer, but nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - FEB 21, 2004
One of the finest examples of this style. Great summer session beer, a true quencher. Good with food. Not my favorite style by a long shot. Well balanced, with a nice noble crisp hop finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Timmy (15) - San Pedro, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
This Czech pilsner pours a bright yellowish amber with a small white head. The aroma is somewhat spicy and hoppy, with a bubbly grain taste. Worth having again!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2004
Light amber orange, white head. Aroma is of floral Saaz hops. Bready flavour with some yeastyness behind the light oily hops. Light, balanced. Not a bad beer. Bottle.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 Bottle
Not much aroma. Head is white and average. Light amber color. Starts tasteless, ends with small hoppy flavour. Dissapointing Czech beer. (3/3/5/2/9 2.2)
Re-rate, bottled (BB 03/2005)
Golden lager color, small white head. Sweet malty, almost corn-like aroma. Thin, hoppy finish. (3/2/5/2/8 2.0)

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2004
A deep amber look with a white foamy head. The flavor wasn't strong, had no overtones or potent aftertaste. Infact it had no flavor at all. Help, I can't taste my beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
quintu (14) - Catalunya (Barcelona), SPAIN - JAN 28, 2004
If you wan to take more tahn 1-2 beers I recomend this chez friend, hasn't a sotng taste but at the other hand its taste is so deep.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Light, horribly skunky aroma. Slight woody flavor. overall unexciting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2004
Lovely white head, looks like a pilsner should. Nice medium hop taste and light fruit notes. Far and away ahead of its namesake.


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