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


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RATINGS: 2115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Poured golden yellow with a huge head that left as quickly as it formed. Small but pleasant floral hop aroma. Nicely balanced malt flavor with good body and nice crisp hop finish. Great example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is lightly malty (apple) and light hops. Pours a transparent gold with a white head that lasts 30 seconds. Flavor is light malt with a lightly bitter and a somewhat lihgt metallic finish. Light hop and apple aftertaste. Would be okay, but the finish really turns me off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sonia (8) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2004 does not count
Malt and hop aroma, equilibrated hoppy bitterness, fruity and medium palate fullness. Good lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rynoSx (29) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2004
I had this on tap in Germany. I thought it was a fairly good beer. Went down smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Bottle. Pale gold with a nice dense off white head. Nose is skunky. Taste is skunky with a good amount of malt in the flavor. There is a good clean taste her that is nice. There is some cardboard on the finish. Really this is a nice beer. The only detracting thing about this beer is the slightly cardboard taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
Clear golden color with a thin, diminishing white head. Strong aroma of malt with citrus and hops notes. Very good toasty, grainy malt flavor with subtle hops and a slightly bitter finish. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. While not up to the standards of Urquell and Na Zdravi, Czechvar is very good nonetheless, I like its malt flavor a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Crystal clear golden color with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Sweet malt and hop aroma. Slightly sweet malt flavor that has a nice hoppy bitterness to it. A little thin on the palate but overall a solid pilsener.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
soxik (1) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2004 does not count
I cannot get enough of this one, nice bitterish taste, not too bubbly. A beer that tastes like the beers tasted let’s say hindred years ago. A true original among the beers. LOVE IT!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Draught. A gold/urine coloured lager with an oversweet taste. The aroma is quite hoppy and sticky but again too sweet. Its reputation is better than its delivery.Score 2.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4, 2.7 and 3.4. Average becomes 3.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 30, 2004
I was wondering why this tasted hella flat and nasty, probally cuz it expired June 2003 and its October 2004. Fuck i hope i dont get sick drinking this shit. I’ll try looking out next time for a good one cuz i cant accurately speak on it in this condition.

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