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

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RATINGS: 1848   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
erlik (26) - SPAIN - JUL 28, 2002
I don’t like its taste at all. I won’t waste my money in it again.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9836) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2002
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majic (4) - GERMANY - JUL 18, 2002 does not count
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2002
This definitely tastes better that it looks, but it is still fairly average. Decent aroma, very slightly sweet, average bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2002
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2002
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2002
Dusty and hoppy aroma. Golden with a nice white head. Bitter and hoppy flavor, nice medium long aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2002
It rocks

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2002
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer, because I figured anything with the ’Bud’ word had to be piss water. This bottle had a caramel color with a huge, fairly long-lasting, off-white-colored head. (That ain’t no regular Bud!). Decent malt and hops, decent flavor. If I could get over the name, I’d probably drink another.


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