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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 Bottle. Had right after a Pils Urquell. Slightly darker than PU with less noticable carbonation. A loose thick white, diminishing head, as opposed to the thin, creamy, glass clinging head on PU. Less skunk aroma than PU, but not as much malt either. The dominent feature of the flavor is the cleanness. It is not very bitter, but has some bite. There is a little grassiness in the flavor. Moderate body. Another well made, well balanced lager, though PU is more assertive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Vastly superior to its American counterpart. Nice golden pour, and refreshing with no aftertaste. A great lager that any beer lover should enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
driver (3) - Elkhart, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2005 does not count
It seems to be available only at the Chalet Party Shop chain in Elkhart County and its definitely going out of your way to get a sixer of it. I had been curious about this beer for quite a while and I was happy when I found it locally. Overall it is vastly superior to that other Budweiser. Just a clean refreshing brew without a bitter after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle. Lovely gold colour. Aroma of Saaz hop and fox (?). Good oily hop taste with long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Bottle. Clear medium gold with a huge white head that vanished quickly but left some pretty lacing. Nose: grassy hops, fresh-baked bread, lemon and pepper. Taste: fresh-baked bread, cheddar cheese, ripe peaches and a touch of grassy hops. The aftertaste is slightly minty and mildly stringent. I’m not a lager fan, but this is probably one of the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2005
(Draught at Legends sports Bar, Prague.) Pours pale yellow with a thin white diminishing head. Citric nose. Acidic, hoppy flavour. Medium bitterness. Hints of toffee. Light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Golden and substantial in the glass with no head to speak of. Aromas of barley and wheat, some nuttiness. Flavors of wheat germ and barley, other grains, and some acidity. Finsih is round with some bitterness, but the mouthfeel is still light and lasting. A very good lager, but not my preference when it comes to having a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Anyone who has been out drinking with me or read my reviews knows I am no fan of pilseners and lagers. But I dont mind giving credit where it is due. This may be the only pilsener I ever liked. Nice clear golden beer with a small white head and some lacing. Pleasant malty hoppy aroma. Flavor is what I wish all the other pilseners and lagers were. Malty, hoppy, with a mild bitterness. Good body, crisp with carbonation and easy drinking. Very Nice..

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Thin metallic taste. "Best before" date still 5 months away so it isn’t an age issue nor is refrigeration. Sour, almost skunky smell. To me Pils Urquell is the much better offering in this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Incredibly beautiful full golden colour with a rather huge head. Fresh nose of barley. Lots of sweet malt and less bitternes than for instance Urquell. Velvety soft body. Having tried this on tap at the brewery assures me, that this simply must be the world’s best pilsener. No less.

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