Brewed by Budějovický Budvar
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
České Budějovice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 2224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2005
better than bud a little skunked from the green bottle spicy finish.......nice but pretty boring

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Pours a crisp clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aromasof hops, grass, and grains. Flavor is a nice crisp hoppy/grain taste with a nice clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2005
12 oz bottle pours golden with a short white foamy head. Aroma is saaz hops and cereal like grains. Starts off quite sweet. Frosted flakes is the prevailing first sip taste. Finished by grassy hops. Crisp and clean palate with a slightly dry finish. Carbonated just about right for a pilsener. A little more tasty than i expected it to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2362) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
Gold in colour and strongly carbonated. Classic saaz hop, sulfur, and light malt aromas... with perhaps a slightly greater leaning towards the malt than other Bohemian pilsners that I’ve tried. Flavor wise, the pilsner malt is quite strong upfront, but the hops take over big time on the back end with lots of grassy flavors and coarse bitterness. Not quite as polished as a non-skunked Urquell, but still pretty good. Thanks Lubiere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 12, 2005
Grainy nose with a light hops presence. Pours a sparkling blonde with a frothy white head that is mostly diminishing without much lace. The brew has good balance with some sweetness and a light acidity prevailing, and is pretty neutral; but has good flavor for a lager and a decent finish for the style. The light and watery body is crisp and clean, with a slightly dry feel to the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Re-rate: Bottled. Bubbly and deep golden. Wonderful, dark hoppy aroma (Saaz-y!). Bready. Sweeter than I remembered, slightly less bitter. Malty breadiness. Fat bodied and very drinkable, but I still think it’s overrated. Will try again on tap.[3.0]

Original: In short, far better than the other Budweiser, the one we all know and hate. If you’re able to find this, though, you should be able to find better. [2.8]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Got a bottle (Svetly lezak) while in Czech Republic. Pours clear straw yellow with active carbonation and thin white head. Aroma of sweet malt, more straw, dust and some light citrus. Flavor of sweet malt, light citrus. Thin palate with very active, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Golden with a white head. Heavily carbonated. Aroma is skunky. Good malt body to it. Very light and fizzy on the tongue. The hops are weak and only noticable right away, the flavor then fades into sweet water towards the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2005
My Slovak roomate brought me a can from home. I only wish I had this kind of Budweiser at my home. Poured colden with a good with head. Floral aroma with a good hoppy flavor. Compared to the belgains i’ve been drinking, this isn’t too interesting, but it is certainly one of the best lagers I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Nice clean flavor, although a bit mild in my opinion; the grassy hops do come through and blends well with the malts. A well made and enjoyable example of this style. Get it in the large 500ml brown bottle as I did.

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