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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 2211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2006 Golden colour, big bubbly head that goes off rather fast. Pretty nice pilsner smell, the taste is also good - nice bitterness, hops flavour, maybe slightly too much carbonation. Good pils anyway

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2005
A Mes rate: It has been said many times before but I will say it again. This is really not my thing but as pils go this is certainly one of the better ones. So glad they managed to keep the name after the legal shananigans with those we shall not mention.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 4, 2005
The Rate Beer descriptor for the beer style sums up the Budvar very succintly (funny that!). Great hop / malt balance and whilst not a hop head’s delight finishes tight and clean. I can imagine these beers need to be drunk very fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
An excellent czech lager. Blond and clear colour, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, abrupt finish. Fairly bitter taste. A beer I like driking along spaghetti with carbonara sauce.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 The real Bud. This Bud is actually good unlike the beer that stole its name. Smooth, crisp and hoppy lager that is typical of the Czech Republic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
Robe blonde trčs claire srumontée d’une mousse blanche fugace. Arômes de malt et de céréales. Saveurs de céréales et de houblon amérisant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10096) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2009 On draught at "U Obory", Jabkenice: Golden coloured, medium-sized, long-lasting firm head; sweetish-malty aroma with a distinct tinge of floral hoppiness; mainly sweetish-malty taste; light bitter-sweet finish; quite light-bodied; well drinkable, but not terribly impressive; there are better, but unfortunately unknown Lagers in the Czech Republic !

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2005
[bottle from sainsburys] pours light yellow with a light head which does not last. A stale cardboardish aroma ruins an otherwise pleasantly hopped nose, a little grassy. this stale taste comes through again in the palate, body is light and has a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2005
very nice pilsner. malty bit hoppy, bit yeasty aroma. fresh crisp malty and fruity taste. finishes fruity and long.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerconoclast (3) - USA - AUG 20, 2005 does not count
I Like this beer simply because it is the REAL budweis!It is also better the fresher it is like most light lagers/pilsners.Soft body with spicey Czech hops makes American Budwieser look like the pathetic beechwood aged shite that is.


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