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


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RATINGS: 2021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Green 12oz bottle. Pours a nice golden color with lots of carbonation. Floral nose. Very smooth flavors with a nice finish. Very nice pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
I have had a few of these in bottled form. the fisrts two kind of let me down, but the third must have been fresh! Totally balanced in my opinion. Straw in color higher carbonation and lace. Starts off slightly malty and this gives way to the Saaz hops(fisishes subtle hoppines) Great beer if you can be assured of freshness. Cheers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2003
Light golden, few head, no lace. Flowery nose. Light, smooth and bitter, finish is a bit more malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1871) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Finally, I get to try the original Budweiser! Gold colored, virtually no head. Hay and dry grass aroma, which, nasty as it sounds, was pretty pleasant. Light sweetness in the initial flavor, along with some "green," grassy flavors. Too darn carbonated for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Clear straw - wonderfully fresh. . .balance of straw, hops and malt in the nose. Nicely carbonated palate with a subtle bit of fruit, red apples, hops and hay. A perfect accompaniment to lunch on a cancal in Prague. . .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 July 2007. Bottle at LCBO Summerhill. Yellow body with a small white head. Mild floral hops in the aroma. Moderate bitter hops, light grassy notes. Average to thin palate. Decent example of the style, but frankly quite dull. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0 <P>September 2003. Bottle. Gold liquid, good head dissipated to leave nice lacing. Nice hops aroma and well balanced bitterness. A Very enjoyable lager, but did not measure up to the hype. 6/3/6/3/14 - 3.2

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Nice carbonation and head. Not much flavor to it, just a nice dry flowery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 Aroma is excellent. Flavor is smooth and slightly bitter with some mild fruit in the background. Creamy mouthfeel. Not as hoppy as Pilsner Urquell but very drinkable. Its about time I had the real Budweiser. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vitekj (6) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2003 does not count
I was so excited on my first trip to Prague. The waiter asked for what I want to drink & I ask what they have.. "All we have is Budweiser" he says. My heart sank, but quickly recovered when he meant the Czech variant. Overall I'm think it's a very good beer, but not a world record in my opinion. Plenty smooth, aromatic, and flavorful, but the aftertaste is marginal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013
2013-06-14, draught at Řlbaren, Copenhagen, 5-4-5-2-10=26
Deep blond color with nice compact head. In few words, it has a huge butter aroma that covers the malt; the malt flavor is tired, the bitterness is ordinary, the hop qualities are missing; and there is again some diacetyl.

2003-08-22, draught, 4-2-4-3-7=20
Blond color. Light hay aroma. Weak body, dry, quite bitter at the end. Not what I expected.

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