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

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RATINGS: 2079   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 This one pours a sparkling gold with a very small, quickly deminishing head. The nose is sweet and pretty much standard for the type. Taste is lightly acidic, moderately sweet with hints of bananas, and a bit dry in the end. The bitterness is upfront and not in the end so much. It’s very balanced overall. The palate is actually diverse and subtle once the initial sweetness clears. A very good beer in its style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2004
This is my kind of beer,completley BLOWS the socks off the poor American imitation.Good strong pilsner taste,fast dissapearing head,but the taste more than makes up for the appearance.The origional & Best Bud!!!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2004
Clear golden coloured body with a medium sized white head. Not much head retention and very little lacing. Doughy characters in the aroma as well as some dried fruit and some yeast. Light body in the taste, some sweetness and then some metallic bitterness, other tastes there were, cheese, cardboard and some hop oil. Average finish with a dry texture.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Beautiful golden beer supporting a creamy white head. Nice nose of clean hops and malt. Smooth slightly sweet with a nice bitter finish. I haven’t had as many samples of this as i have had of Pils Urquell, but this probably should get sampled multiple times as well.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUL 16, 2004
Well it is not very complicated beer but but refreshing.Not deep,not good,not a great beer as it name.Easy drinking water.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Something like what American brewers had in mind when they still had minds. A good Czech Pilsener with an initially slightly sweet taste evolving to hops dry. Forms a thick head at the pour that dissipates leaving light and delicate lace on the sides of your glass.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 Bottle. Golden color with a big white head. Malty hoppy aroma, smooth malty taste, medium body, light bitter finish. a good pilsener.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToolHead (266) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2004
50 cl. bottle. Served in Budvar stein. Golden; moderate head. Pleasantly hoppy, pleasantly malty, eminently drinkable. Supremely balanced.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sladek (2) - USA - JUL 5, 2004 does not count
Nice hop aroma and pours a very clear golden color, nice white head, the flavor was crsip, clean, balaned and very smooth, nice Saaz bitterness. Move over Urquell there’s a new kid in town! Stands shoulder to shoulder with Pilsner Urquell. AB should take notes on how to brew a truly outstanding tasting beer! Czechvar IS the true "King of Beers"

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Green bottle, BBD 180804: I was expecting this to be skunked, but it was quite fine, slightly aromaic hopping with a little doughiness; clean, balanced sweetness with a metallic tinge and nice, quick bitterness; very smooth; better than expected.


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