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

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RATINGS: 2015   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2003
I was so hoping to like this more after waiting so long to try it. (I did actually try it years ago, but the little bit didn't count) This is a fine beer, that much I can say, but I guess I was waiting to be bowled over. What happens to me when something is built up like this. Actually can't see anyone being disappointed as it is crisp, delicious and all. Just waiting for the elusive je ne sais quoi.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2003
The original Budweiser is great. Very drinkeable pilsner with a great combination of hops and bitterness. I've had the original in Prague and it is outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1436) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2003 Bit of a disappointing pils. Has a fairly strong aroma of hops, but the flavor does not back up the promise of the aroma. Tastes a bit thin. Not the best of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2003
Czechvar, I had a hard time finding this on this site. Czechvar is a light lager with a thick thick head and golden yellow colour. The bouquet is pronounced with a hoppy aroma. It reminded me of Pilsner Urquell. This beer must have just made it into Florida because I just found it. I would buy it and drink it again.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
larsniclas (5912) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2003
A light hoppy aroma. A frothy head, but it disappeared almost immediately. Too much carbonation with a light body. Maybe the bartender had a bad day...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2282) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2003
Interesting that the American Budweiser has had approximately 3.4 times the number of ratings as the Czech version, because the the Czech version is about that many times better than the American version. Strong lager aroma. Clear sparkling gold in appearance. Smallish, white, foamy head. Flavor is crisp and doughy with mild hoppiness which makes this beer. The finish is a little off, but the beer's name automatically invites comparisons to Bud and it will always stack up favorably. Quite good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Another clasic style pilsner. This version is by far superior on taste and quality than the comerical version. Has a nice clean flavor to it and is very enjoyable to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gelada (12) - ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2003
Not the best Czech beer, but that is not a complaint. This is famous by comparison to its infamous cousin. Clean flavour with plenty of malt and hop subtleties.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2003 Draught. Clear golden color, creamy head. Nice malty aroma.Fruity and fresh. Long duration. Maybe a little too much carbonation. Indeed drinkable!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2011 Agreeable earthy, spicy hops, draping lightly toasted pils malts... More effervescent than the average BohPils, this needs to be tasted super fresh, or else it gets boring really quickly... On tap at various places in the Czech Republic, it is quite good, but a fresh can can do the job efficiently...


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