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


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RATINGS: 1893   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hysteria (38) - USA - JUN 28, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2003
Nice overall lager. Medium body, slightly sweet, strong malty aftertaste. Very quaffable. This buds for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
Finally a "Bud" I can drink! Excellent hop and malt nose, smooth, low carbonation. Excellent balance and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2003
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2003
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.

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