DuffMan (9253) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 If only this was the Budweiser I was used to. Solid pilsener with a nice balance and crisp drinkability. Manages what the US Bud never could....light and crisp while still having flavor and NOT getting gross as it warms a little.
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
What do ya want in a premium lager? Smooth, crisp, clean aftertaste, easy to drink, not heavy, pleasant hop and carb tingle. This has it alright! Simple, but very nice indeed.
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Řlbaren.
Clear yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of malts with notes of fruits and hops.
Flavour of malts and hops with notes of brew mash.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle best before 25/04/2006. Pale golden colour with a mostly diminishing fizzy white head. Herbal, bready, and lightly spicy aroma. Toasty and herbal flavours with a lightly spicy and herbal bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, quite dry finish.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Average sized short lasting head. Light marmalade colour. Nice yeasty aroma. Low bitterness and quite drinkable.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My next door neighbor became hooked on this while stationed in Germany. His favorite beer in all the world. Found some at his high school reunion this spring. Saved a bottle for me. This is one that has been on my list for a while.
Crisp, full bodied beer. LIttle citrus undertone and a very nice pilsner. Not my personal favorite category but this is a very fine beer from this group. I have noticed that many of the online sites are selling Czechvar in the US. Its a great beer and should be sold by what it is known in Europe as Budvar. AB doesn’t make a beer by that name. If they did their product wouldn’t be slammed as much as it regularly is at this site.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very light straw yellow with a semi-smeared clearness to its moderate bubbly body. Thin, fizzy, and elusive stark white head with no staying power. Pops away quicker then soda pop fizz to a whispy broken skim and a light frothy collaring. Lacing is splotchy at best with a bit of separated sheeting deciding to stick after about half the glass.
Crisp, clean nose. Adequate but impartial strength of grains and a dantily tilting spicy/herbal/grassy Saaz induced hopping. More of a corn-like sweetness emerges after a period of warming.
Taste has a mild frothyness about it with a fine tuned grain backing and ascents of sharp, quick little herbal hop pops. Semi-sweetened with a bit of honey bread underneath. Overall, mild, clean, sweet, and perky with that certain zip of Saaz hopping that’s traditionally found in a Czech Pils character.
Nearly perfect mouthfeel and body mixing with the flavors with a supreme creamyness and light corn-edged sweetness along with slight bready tones. Very nice drinker here. I quite liked it. Clean, simple, delicate, and accommodating. Serve at a warmer temp and not ice cold. Much, much, better that way.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 Bottle. Had right after a Pils Urquell. Slightly darker than PU with less noticable carbonation. A loose thick white, diminishing head, as opposed to the thin, creamy, glass clinging head on PU. Less skunk aroma than PU, but not as much malt either. The dominent feature of the flavor is the cleanness. It is not very bitter, but has some bite. There is a little grassiness in the flavor. Moderate body. Another well made, well balanced lager, though PU is more assertive.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vastly superior to its American counterpart. Nice golden pour, and refreshing with no aftertaste. A great lager that any beer lover should enjoy.