dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BUDVAR!!!!!!! If you’re going to steal somone’s product atleast make it of equal or greater value..you know who you are.
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
These ratings only apply to Czecvar in the brown bottle not the skunky green bottle.
AbeVigoda99 (7) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The beer as I am enoying it now (under the Czechvar label), is not quite as good as I remember it from my years in Europe in the late 80’s. Then I would drink it quite often under the Budvar label. I don’t know if my Northern German Bier Store just got it fresher, or if the years have just made the taste seem better. I do know that Budvar was 1 of only a handful of imports in the store. Anyway back to the Czechvar... Great golden color, mildly bitter start, good dry finish, doesn’t overload the palate. I like it and will buy again.
erlik (26) - SPAIN - JUL 28, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I don’t like its taste at all. I won’t waste my money in it again.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably my favorite pilsener. Sensational. Though the bottle and label look ordinary, inside is a handcrafted beauty of a beer. Strong saaz hops impart a terrific aroma.
bierkoning (9754) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Hoppy, citric aroma and taste. Hopbitter finish. Excellent pilsener, lives up to its reputation. Rating 8 4 8 5 16 = 4.1. Re-rate: slight hoppy, malty aroma. Soft hoppy, malty flavor. Orange. Almost milky and creamy, must be a bit infected with diacetyl. Rounded and balanced. 7 4 7 3 14. As far as these ratings go, the quality can differ. This is a weakness of this classic pilsener. This rating is an average, with a point deducted for inconsistency.
Majic (4) - GERMANY - JUL 18, 2002 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Actually this shows why the Czech are known to be damn good brewers. Very good aroma, and has a very good drinkability. Nothing like to US version which lacks all the good stuff in the original.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This definitely tastes better that it looks, but it is still fairly average. Decent aroma, very slightly sweet, average bitterness.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-rate: very nice aroma, a blend betwwen hops and malt. Very nice saazy aroma. Sweetish start, balanced out by a bitter finish, kind of good, even though it is quite easy to drink, it maintains a good flavour and firm bitter flavour.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
So Budweiser made a halfway decent beer. Well Adam Sandler occasionally makes a halfway decent movie too. That doesn’t make it a good movie, just a good Adam Sandler movie. Anyway, no one could argue that this is far better than a Bud, but so what, so are 99% of the other beers on the market. Standing by itself. this beer is average. Slightly darker than a standard Pils with an off-white thin head. Vaguely bitter. Mild malt finish. Really nothing spectacular.