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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
macdeffe (52) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2004
Not my favoutite czech lager at all. Lacks hoppiness, but is very malty. It’s all a matter of personally taste but I prefer any other czech lager

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (2033) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2004
Bottle. Nice yellow colour, with good sized white head. Malty aroma. Crisp, with a well balanced flavour. Good pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Appearance: clear, pure yellow color, with afine, thick bone-white head, slowly shifting into a tight ring. Aroma: blank and bare, simple, but not shallow, a hint of hops, dry, but delicate, possessing a stoicly sophisticated character. Taste: nice little lift of hops enters the tongue, then quickly heads out and leaves the palate in a mellow condition. Light bodied, good balance, miniscule malt, making for an overall very nice, satisfactory lager. Only a few hop notes away from a pilsner like Urquell, perhaps. After finally sampling this brew, I can understand why Anheuser-Busch has spent so much time, money and energy spanning a century plus to contest this beer’s right to exist. If the Budweiser drinking suckers knew how dumbed down and cheap their version is, compared to the original they swiped from, in name, style, and slogan, who knows, maybe they’d question their choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
Light yellow. Aroma is grassy, oaky and bready. Light, not bad taste a moderately midaverage beer. Enjoy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Bottle from Pioneer 74th st NYC, light yellow color, decent head and taste, knda like BUD but w/o anjuncts nice beer i could drink many of..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 The TRUE budweiser, it’s a damn shame those pricks from St. Louis have name rights in the states. I was surprised by how mellow this beer was. It has a beautiful color and very nice head. The aroma smells what you’d like a lager to smell like, quite good. The flavor is very crisp, mild and well-balanced. It’s quite dry on the tounge and has a sort of light aftertaste. This is remarkably easy to drink and refreshing. A very well-crafted brew with great distinction. A great representative of its style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2004
Yellow colored, no head. Malty aroma. Crispy and carbonated start, nicely hopped ending. Nicely bodied and refreshing pilsner, this beer is the big reason why I started rating beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2004
One of my favorite bottled lagers. This beer is like an old trusted friend, you can go and taste other interesting beers, but somehow you know that you can always return to this one for "comfort". The elegant golden colour with it’s nice big head, the fine hoppy and malty aroma and the malty flavor with a fine bitter finish, what more can a lager offer?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Bubbly and not at all like American Budweiser. This stuff seems to retain the taste of the bottle somehow. A decent beer, light tasting. Some people in the UK asked me how Budweiser could legally keep selling beer under its name if the copyright for this Czech beer had been established long before. I gave them my typical "what are you talking about?" faces to their gibes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Clear golden yellow with a medium diminishing white head. Aroma of light bread, herbs and honey. Medium light watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of honey, light bread and herbs. Very uninspiring and boring, but balanced and without flaw. Highly drinkable. Decent.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 165 166 167  168  169 170 171 » 212

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50