Frank (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 Would be typcial for the style if not so well done. Full, flavorful, and more gently hopped than most Czech Pilsners. Damn good.
Hysteria (38) - USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pale color. Lively carbonated. Great balance between hops and malt. Hops not overstated which seems to be the trend of late. Like a very premium Heineken. The only thing I don't like about it is the price.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light golden color with small head. Hops and mild skunk aroma, yet still pleasant. Medium body, decent hops, sweeter than I expected, decent malts. Good for summer. Glad I picked up a six-pack. This is right up there with that other Budweiser (hah). Seriously a very good pilsener.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice overall lager. Medium body, slightly sweet, strong malty aftertaste. Very quaffable. This buds for you.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2004 Bottled. An excellent golden straw colour. One of the best pilseners available widely, something that is delicious on a summers afternoon. Nice Saaz hop aroma, and decent bitterness.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bready hoppy nose, pretty golden lager color, decent white head that slowly faded. Very good on the palate, smooth, no carbonation bite. The flavor is surprisingly malty with a nice grassy hop bitterness to offset the hops. Delightful. Better on draught, but its been too long (3 years) to rate that tasting.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally a "Bud" I can drink! Excellent hop and malt nose, smooth, low carbonation. Excellent balance and finish.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bitter, hoppy aroma. Lazy carbonation. Not much head to speak of. Typical golden lager color. Not bad, a little metallic in the aftertaste. A little bit of malts here and some hops there. Good for the summer.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 (Note 6/20/03: I tried this again on draft at a bar in Berlin - interestingly enough my scoring was almost exactly the same...) Light premium lager - I guess that it's just the style I'm not so fond of... That said, this Czechvar had the beautiful classic lager golden color and a rapidly dissipating white head with no lacing to speak of. Moderate aroma, malty with generous hops - orange and a bit of perfume. Well done, but still typical lager flavor - definitely better than the other mass produced "Budweiser". For me this would be best with a light lunch on a hot day, rather than featured for an evening tasting. Drinkable, but give me my ales please!
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew had a quick dissolving head with no lacing on the sides of my mug. The carbonation could be seen rising to the top. The body was gold. It had a fruity sweet aroma to me. There was an aftertaste with this brew.