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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 2194   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2005
I don’t know much about lagers, but this was certainly the best I’ve tried. I was particularly struck by the aroma. Delightful sweet taste with a brief, crisp bitter finish. Easy drinking for a warm summer’s day.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2005 From the bottle: Pours clear golden with bubbly white head that thins fast. I’ve had it dozens of times but this is the first time rating it. Smell of bitter grassy (predom. hay and skunky aroma that seems common to eastern european pils.) Not my favorite style. This is a fine example and much bolder in taste than A-B’s interpretation. Bold malty flavour.clean finish. I prefer a dortmunder overa bohemian pils any day.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattShizzle (590) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Pretty good compared to the American Mass Market beers, but doesn’t compare to Pilsner Urquell. Definitely better than the US Budweiser, though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 This was one of those beers that got me into beers, but after having it again i realise that iv come to better stuff. Aroma is reasonable and slightly sweet. Taste is a bit malty with quite a bit of carbonation, very dry finish. Its worth a bash this fellow as its a bit different to your usual lager, though nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
It’s basically budweiser but it’s a lot better. A much better Pilsner then it’s American cousin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2005
On tap at The Lemon Leaf, Prague. Decent hoppy aroma. Plenty of bite on top of full sweet malts. One of the best mainstream pilsners, along with Urquell.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmb84 (5) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
rich golden color , a bit of a stinky smell, light carbonation. the beer has a nice sweetness to it without much bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Light hops aroma with some malt. The color is a rich golden color with lots of carbonation but not much in the way of head. The taste is light and pleasant and not as watery as many pilsners. The flavors of the hops give it a small spice and citrus taste, but mostly you taste the sweet malts. The beer finishes just like it starts. A serviceable beer if you want a pilsner.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (973) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Slightly hoppy aroma. Clear golden color w/ a 1 finger head that dies quickly. A tad spicy & malty. IMO, a very solid daily lager. I realize it’s not the greatest lager out there but I’ve always liked it even though it’s a bit overpriced @ $8.99 a 6er. I could drink many of these. A great session beer if I’m in the mood to keep drinking for awhile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Pours yellowish/golden with a creamy white head. Short retention. Cool bottle which is similar to Pilsner Urquell. Aroma had lemon, butter and saaz hops. Some apricot and citrus as well. Very malty taste with a good hoppiness throughout. Quite fruity. Terrific malty palate with butter and lemon. This has to be one of the top lagers in the world. Very good.


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