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

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RATINGS: 1958   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Clear pale yellow-golden in color with a decent white fluffy head that leaves a nice lacing in the glass, fresh grassy hop aromas, nice clean light bready and spicy flavors, light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel, finishes dry and crisp with plenty of carbonation, a decent example of the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kĺstĺ (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2003
blond with a quickly disappearing head. Flowery hoppy aroma and taste. Light bitter taste and finish. Ok, but nothing special.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2003
Expected gold clear colour, with small short lasting head. Mild stale hops with hint of malt aroma. Light watery body. I simply can't see why this rates so highly, maybe the BMC crowd gets it confused with the other bud. Just an average pils in my book.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2003
Decent nose for a pilsener. Malts and hops, quite fresh. Not really skunky. Clear golden coloured, not much head. Malty taste, some hops. Bitter, fresh palate. Okay.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Sorry, I just dont get it. this is a good pilsner but as a whole it ranks merely average in my book. Hopp nose bitter finish with a hint of sweet malt in taste. Light bodied. White big mostly lasting head. Fizzy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skřrping, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2003
Golden colour. Small white head. Sweet and herbal aroma. Taste is sweet/fruity and finishes herbal-bitter. Above medium body.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2003
With an abundance of grass and sugar syrup on the nose, Chechvar offers hope that it will be a touch more palatable than its erstwhile namesake. Nothing doing. There’s an initial splash of refreshment when it hits the tongue, but it’s like jumping in the shallow end of the pool feet-first. The initial pleasing spike of bitterness quickly subsides, leaving a woody aftertaste. There’s "var" better beers from the Czech Republic than this.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2003
i expected a crappy lager. I was pleasently suprised. Soft golden color , carbinated. I liked it

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2003
UPDATED: APR 2, 2004 Golden yellow/pale green tinges. Has a clean and crisp hopped aroma. Great saaz hops taste, with a medium body that provides a ton of pure lagered beer flavor. Even hints towards some bittersweet tones. Heavily carbonated and, true to the style, starts to taste a bit meaty and grainy as it warms. However this, when you drink it cold, its about as good a lager as they come.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EKGoldings (554) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 This is a world class Bohemian lager. Excellent malt, great bitterness, Saaz on the nose. Very much like Pilsner Urquell but nowhere as easily available.


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