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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2221   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Bottle. Pours a pale golden with a whispy white head. Heavily carbonated. Light sweet aroma. Taste is crisp and dry, with a little sweetness. Slightly bitter aftertaste. MUCH better than its American namesake.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 30, 2005
(Bottle, best before 1/06) White head, pale yellow body. Slight lacing. Aroma faint honey. Taste a little doughy, otherwise pretty bland. Dry mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2056) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Gold with a small head. Lotsa bubbles. Smells of grasses and light malts. Taste isn’t bad, surprisingly. It’s grassy, but crisp and drinkable, rather than being bland and ordinary. Now, I wouldn’t drink this on a regular basis, but if I HAD to, I wouldn’t mind (too much).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2005
Tasted 28/09/2005. 330ml bottle at Cellar-Vate tasting. Snappily dressed in green, embossed, bottle and frilly label. Not much going for it after that. Thin, pale gold, a little stale and quite watery. Hints at some nice juicy, honey-like, malt and lemony, zingy, hops but they are almost undetectable. Would love to gve it another go fresh. I never even tried it in the Czech Republic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
Bright golden honey hue, with soft foamy white head, with pale malt, toasty malt, floral hops aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp pale malt, fruity note, floral hops, leading towards a smooth maltiness finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - SEP 25, 2005
500 cm3 Can - September 05 Pours pale golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma is flowery and sutile. Taste is somewhat sweet and slightly bitter at the end. Overall a nice Pilsner, but i prefer PU for a more intensive experience.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2005
15 years ago, the pilsener urquel was the only one fore me from czech beer, but now with 4 other czech pilsener budweiser budvar is one of the best.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Pours a yellow color with a decent size that goes away quickly. Sweet malt in the aroma but really not much going on. Flavor is lightly malty with just a hint of hops. Watery finish. Doesn’t really do much for me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - SEP 15, 2005
one of the best pilsners i’ve had. clear golden w/ off white head. quenching, smooth and clean. decent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
weisinator (67) - USA - SEP 15, 2005
Balanced a little to the bitter side, aroma of malt with a hint of Saaz. I would drink this as a lawnmower beer if I could afford to.


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