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

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RATINGS: 1892   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Wow - I stumbled upon the original Budweiser without even knowing it! Very crisp, clean flavor, barely there fresh aroma. Clean, pour with a light head. Nice golden appearance. Flavor is a bit peppery and leave sa bit of a bitter aftertaste. Overall, an above average pilsener - not up to speed with Urquell - but still good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Nice clear golden color with a medium sized white head that lingers for a while before dissipating into a thin layer on top of the beer. Light citrusy hop aroma with no skunkiness. Light hop flavor with a touch of malts. Finish is clean and crisp. Very refreshing and a little less flavorful than Pilsner Urquell, but still a nice Czech Pilsner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Not sure you can say this is similar to Budweiser - that’d be an insult to an original Czech Pilsner. Labeled as a lager on the bottle and classified as a pilsener, it’s one of the weaker pilseners I’ve had (next to something like Urquell). However, this is a great beer and I like the style. Skunky nose (as with any pilsener variety), golden pour with medium head; great hop balance and finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
similar to Bud, very well balanced and smooth.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Not a huge pilsner fan, but I knew that this one was above average. Poor Czechvar keeps getting pushed around by corporate Bud... my pity vote will rank this a bit higher also. Keep up the good fight guys.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerryodeoch (6) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2002 does not count
Small average head,smooth golden color. Soft cracker aroma-more wheatthin than saltine. Subtle hop, pretty simple but well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2002
Bottled(500ml). -2nd best Czech’s beer after Kozel

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2002
Good hops nose for a pils, but flavor is mostly malt.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Very enjoyable, but bound to get low ratings because it’s light-bodied and non-complex. This tastes good and is refreshing. I’d gladly drink it any time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Warm, buttery, malty aroma. Crisp malt taste with reassuring bite of hops. Excellent for a lighter beer. Stop for a moment and dream that this is what American 'pilseners' taste like. Now come back to reality.


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