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Brewed by Budweiser Budvar Ceske Budejovice
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

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common

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RATINGS: 1892   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAR 17, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2003 Very smooth and fresh, beautiful golden colour with good head that lasts long compared to a lager. This is a nice malty lager that tastes a little sweeter than other lagers i have tasted. My first choice on a lager. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Smells like the American rip-off but doesn't carry as much rice aromas as Bud. Not skunky like other Czech exports. Malty, slight hops, crisp and refreshing. If you can find it, give it a try when you just want to kick back with a mellow brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2003
This one is a treat beer. The real Budweiser. The yanks stole the name and recipe, then watered it down. Czechs make good tennis players and good beer. A crisp golden brew in a classy bottle.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2003 a very nice lager! The best mainstream lager/pils that is.. I never run out of this stuff!! 2nd best Pils I´ve ever tasted. If this wasnt so accesible, we would all be crying our pants of for this!!

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ByTheGlass (41) - USA - FEB 25, 2003
For the price, this stuff really sucked. No reson to dissect it systematically, it just tasted cheap but cost what premium beers do. Stupid foil around the neck was annoyoing too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2003
Close to Urquell. Yellow color, little head. Spec. hops in both aroma and flavor. Fine hoppy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bythe40 (64) - USA - FEB 21, 2003
This beer was a big let down for me. It tastes like a cheap Pabst product. Sour after taste that reminds me of american corn and rice beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1009) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 A nice dark gold and thick white head start this one. In my opinion, THIS is how a pilsener SHOULD look. The aroma is fairly typical of the style, though a little heavier than normal and also quite nice. Flavor is also very nice. I'd put this one off for quite some time, not knowing if I'd like it, but I have to say that this is a top notch pilsener! I prefer this by leaps and bounds over the comparably rated Pilsner Urquell. All bow before the TRUE king of beers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2003
A very nice pilsener, perhaps a bit sweeter than its "equals" Urquell and Staropramen. The ONLY Budweiser!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2003
A great beer. Nice golden colour with nice size head. Bready nose with a touch of hops. Nice malty taste with a light sweetness. Very easy drinking.


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