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

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RATINGS: 2070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
A great pilsener, you can literally taste the history of this beer. Very nice, much more than I expected.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Pours a nice gold color with a big white fluffy head and nice lacing. Aroma and flavor are very similar to each other. Nice crisp hop notes. Good medium body. Pretty good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
clear, bright yellow, a clasic pilsener,holds its head, pleasant,smooth,lingering taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - APR 27, 2004
It took a 2 hour trip to find this "Real Budweiser" last weekend. In a green bottle, not brown and shipped all the way over here=skunked. A clear gold with a small white head, looks similar to the horrid "La Biere Du Demon" I just dumped. Yes it's is a bit skunked but the grassy hoppy scent still is discernable. Those same characteristics translate to the flavor as well with some pale malt flavors too. A very crisp dry finish. A nicely balanced beer but doesn't beat Pilsner Urquell in my book!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
Drinking this in a bottle here in Canada doesn't seem like the proper way to rate this one. It definitely is a good example of drinking something fresh...years ago I had a friend from Cologne rush me out to the pub to get a fresh pint of what he called Budweiser. I was even more of a neophyte than I am now and was skeptical about his excitement about having a Bud. Then I learned the story. Anyway, the beer was quite tasty and refreshing and sadly don't have notes to rate <em>that</em> verion. So for this version: A decent pilsener. Drinkable but nothing to go out of your way for - unless you're near somewhere that serves it fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2004
Easily one of the most drinkable beers imaginable. Light and crisp and fresh. I feel bad that we don't get to have it by its original name. Clearly bests the king of beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 A decent pilsener - probably has such a good reputation because drinkers will always compare it to Budweiser, and there are very few beers that would look bad in that situation. Smooth, decent body and some flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
I don't get all the hype about this beer either, basically just another average pilsener, golden color, nice fluffly white head, crisp & smooth, drinkable

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Minamizawa (56) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2004
The orginal and good classic pilsner from the Czech Republic. It has a mild and smooth taste, and so is the aftertaste.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2004
Personally I don't know what all the fuss is about this beer. I've drunk it in Ceske Budejovice quite a few times and it's nearly always sweetish with little hop or interest for me. Maybe it's just my personal taste, but I find it pretty boring. (draught in Panda bar, Ceske Budejovice)


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