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


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RATINGS: 2221   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Poursa golden hue with a light fizzy white head. Aromas of skunk, gras, and just a touch of hops. Flavors is fairly bitter on the palate, yet smooth going down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
Translucent golden blonde, with almost a greenish hue. The fizzy cloud of head calmed down quickly, but from start to finish tiny effervescent bubbles seemed to come out of the bottom of my glass, like a champagne. This is what a lager is supposed to smell: freshly cut grass Saaz. Not very malty, but the herbal hop finish has just enough bite to make you come back for more. Light mouthfeel, but still refreshing and enjoyable, when you’re in a lager mood, which happens to me from time to time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Golden color with plenty of carbonation and no head. Skunky aroma and flavor. Not as bad as bud, and I bet it would be a lot better fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2005
500ml brown bottle, BB 10/2005...poured chilled into a Pils glass, this beer had trouble with the head, and didn’t sustain it. I don’t have much to say about this. Nicely hoppy and a well done lager. I’m just not that into these beers, although I would drink this again. It was just fine for drinking right after a long day at work playing with the dog in the backyard. Just something beery tasting to put down and relax abit before I moved on to a more interesting ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erod61 (31) - Bangor WI, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Tastes like a flat Pilsner Urquell to me. Not that it wasn’t enjoyable, but I guess that I measure all of the Czech Pils against Urquell. That and the fact that my brother in law brought it from Munich to me for nada!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2006 Re-rate 24/02/06- I had forgotten how good this beer was so it was time for a re-rate. Tasted from the fully imported 50cL and the bottled in Oz 33cL (good either way). Bright medium gold bodied with a lot of fine carbonation raising up to a short soapy white head that was mostly lasting. Grassy, tart and tight, lemony sour hops on the nose with a softer note of fresh herbs and sweet honey that just completes it. Fresh, juicy citrus fruits open it up in the mouth. Soft on the tongue with a little spritz from the carbonation. Nice quenching spicy hops and balanced honey and estery malts fill the palate out and follow through into the short, crisp and lightly bitter swallow. A lovely, delicate little ’Budweiser’ that A-B just need to leave alone. This is still a great Czech lager.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1152) - SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Beautiful mid gold colour, head disappoining tho! Fresh ,full and fragrant hoppy nose, hint of malt in the background...superb. Palate is medium bodied, smooth and well balanced. Malty,with a clean fruity hoppy acidity, a fine flavoursome lager. Not to be confused with overpriced imitations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (4439) - Holbćk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle, at home. Light yellow. Light malty and hoppy (flowers) aroma and flavor. Moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2005
Better than average pilsener, but not the best I’ve ever had. Just’ allright’, not really something special in this brew. Golden color, clear, white head that goes down fast. Pretty wellbodied, hopbitter. Simplicity is the way to success here, though I like something special in a beer..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2005
A spectacularly simple beer. It is so right. Probbaly my favourite standard beer.

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