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

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RATINGS: 2020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Very light, little flavour although on the malty side, not very hoppy, lingering hop flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carnival (20) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
I cannot believe that this is the original, upon which that swill made in the US was based. This pilsner has so much flavour ... a true Czech treat ... the right amount of skunkiness, not heavy in alcohol, but heavy in flavour and body. The Czechs know how to do it!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkadlec (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2004 does not count
I can tell this distinctive lager as soon as it touches my tongue. This is the best all-around lager I have tasted out of a bottle, I would recommend with most foods.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2004
A long sunny Sunday demands a refreshing pilsner - this has everything you need. Crisp hopppy aroma; beautiful golden body with slight white head; crispness again in its dry taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Re-rate for February 29th/08- Pours a sparkling deep gold with a frothy white cap. Floral hop aroma with excellent grassy/hay profile with lots of lemon and biscuit. Flavour profile is initially very hoppy (floral, rose petal) with just a touch of black licorice, lemon, grassy and a good biscuit/cookie sweetness. Zesty, sharp finish with excellent bitterness lingering. One of my standby beers. Original score 3.0.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Crisp, clean and tasty. Sweet and bready (but light) malts, great saaz finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 A pilsner with more color, body, and flavor than most others. Nice malt and hop balance. This is a great food beer when you don’t want the beer to distract. Also nice for drinking when you want a fairly standard throwback lager but still want a quality beer. Good, classic Bohemian pils, if you can get it fresh.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zathrus13 (1734) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2004
The Beer of Kings. Much better than our crap Bud. Similar to Pilsner Urquell, maybe not quite as good. Drank this for the first time while vacationing in Austria.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14046) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 Beautiful head, they seem to know how to pour here in Czech Rep. Lovely aromatic, semi-sweet flavour. Can’t seem to trace much aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel. 3 3 7 3 16

Draught. Weak hoppy aroma. Clear golden colour. Stable white head. The flavour starts off quite malty. There is a good clean sweet hoppiness. The bitterness is not very high. Very drinkable. 6 3 7 3 17

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Ah the REAL Budweiser, don’t know if that’s good or bad, but it’s definitely better than our version. Crisp, with a slight bitter hop twang and nice malt finish.


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