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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: 2201   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.


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   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 (4370) - 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 (974) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xerox51 (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2005
A truly enjoyable beer and an exellent example of the kind. Did i mention that its sweet? :) Why anyone buy a corona over this is beyond me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2005
London - Gold in color, it has a nice sweet hoppy aroma. The flavor is similar but a little lighter and there is a nice little bite to it. It was quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9224) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
Pours golden yellow with a fine white head that didn’t stay around for very long. Malty aroma with some nice grassy hops, a little metallic. Great palate, finely carbonated, smooth with a crisp finish and a nice mild hop flavour. Really enjoyable-- what a premium lager should be.


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