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


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RATINGS: 2224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xerox51 (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2005
A truly enjoyable beer and an exellent example of the kind. Did i mention that its sweet? :) Why anyone buy a corona over this is beyond me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2005
London - Gold in color, it has a nice sweet hoppy aroma. The flavor is similar but a little lighter and there is a nice little bite to it. It was quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
Pours golden yellow with a fine white head that didn’t stay around for very long. Malty aroma with some nice grassy hops, a little metallic. Great palate, finely carbonated, smooth with a crisp finish and a nice mild hop flavour. Really enjoyable-- what a premium lager should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 If only this was the Budweiser I was used to. Solid pilsener with a nice balance and crisp drinkability. Manages what the US Bud never could....light and crisp while still having flavor and NOT getting gross as it warms a little.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2005
What do ya want in a premium lager? Smooth, crisp, clean aftertaste, easy to drink, not heavy, pleasant hop and carb tingle. This has it alright! Simple, but very nice indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (26200) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
Draught at Řlbaren. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts with notes of fruits and hops. Flavour of malts and hops with notes of brew mash. Boring !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
500 ml bottle best before 25/04/2006. Pale golden colour with a mostly diminishing fizzy white head. Herbal, bready, and lightly spicy aroma. Toasty and herbal flavours with a lightly spicy and herbal bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, quite dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled. Average sized short lasting head. Light marmalade colour. Nice yeasty aroma. Low bitterness and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2005
My next door neighbor became hooked on this while stationed in Germany. His favorite beer in all the world. Found some at his high school reunion this spring. Saved a bottle for me. This is one that has been on my list for a while. Crisp, full bodied beer. LIttle citrus undertone and a very nice pilsner. Not my personal favorite category but this is a very fine beer from this group. I have noticed that many of the online sites are selling Czechvar in the US. Its a great beer and should be sold by what it is known in Europe as Budvar. AB doesn’t make a beer by that name. If they did their product wouldn’t be slammed as much as it regularly is at this site.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Very light straw yellow with a semi-smeared clearness to its moderate bubbly body. Thin, fizzy, and elusive stark white head with no staying power. Pops away quicker then soda pop fizz to a whispy broken skim and a light frothy collaring. Lacing is splotchy at best with a bit of separated sheeting deciding to stick after about half the glass. Crisp, clean nose. Adequate but impartial strength of grains and a dantily tilting spicy/herbal/grassy Saaz induced hopping. More of a corn-like sweetness emerges after a period of warming. Taste has a mild frothyness about it with a fine tuned grain backing and ascents of sharp, quick little herbal hop pops. Semi-sweetened with a bit of honey bread underneath. Overall, mild, clean, sweet, and perky with that certain zip of Saaz hopping that’s traditionally found in a Czech Pils character. Nearly perfect mouthfeel and body mixing with the flavors with a supreme creamyness and light corn-edged sweetness along with slight bready tones. Very nice drinker here. I quite liked it. Clean, simple, delicate, and accommodating. Serve at a warmer temp and not ice cold. Much, much, better that way.

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