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


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RATINGS: 2164   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Golden color with a med white head. Aroma of malt and bread. Clean malt flavor with just a little hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Yet another from a gift six pack assortment. Amber body with white head. Looked typical pilsner. Aroma and flavor were characteristic of a classic pilsner. tasted like a good, standard beer. Nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2004
apparently, i got a mildly skunked batch cuz i was not overly impressed by this beer. granted, it is better than it's american namesake but that's not saying much. i much prefer the urquell but this wasn't bad. it just had some weird funky taste that i have yet to discern.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
Mild peppery herbal hop aroma with some sweetness and bit of grain. Clear golden colour with white bubbly head that dissipates fairly quickly to a fine film. Suggestion of citrus in the start of the taste gets enveloped by a mild toastiness and a slight sweetness with a gentle but lasting bitterness in the finish. Carbonation is medium-light and mouthfeel is refreshingly light. Pairs well with savoury foods or heavy dark meats. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Nice golden color,small foamy head that hung around for a decent amount of time and left a small lace behind as well.Malty sweet aroma with a nice hop presence and mild fruit coming through as well.Nice smooth feel,malty and sweet with a nice lemony taste and mild hops.If this is what bud is supposed to taste like,then it's a shame that U.S. companies have screwed up the recipe so badly with there rendition of this brew.I'd have to say that if i had better access to this brew i think it would be a regular in my fridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2003
12 oz bottle, shaker glass. Average, creamy, tight, white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a slightly hazy, deep copper body. Toasted light bread, grain malt (M); grassy, herb hops (M); hit of red and green apples. Subtle, pleasant and no green bottle skunk. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. Incredibly clean. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Nice Czech pilsner...the way it's supposed to be done for any of those Anheuser-Busch execs reading this. A tawny golden color, reminiscent of an all malt brew. Looks a lot like a helles in color. Frothy head. Rich malty body with a fair dose of hops bitterness give this beer a distinct body that keeps you coming back for more. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
A nice pilsener, however no where near as good as the Urquell. Bitter taste with tinny finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4728) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2003
The classic Czech pils with a lovely golden colour and a dry malty finnish.The only thing that in my opinion stops it from being a world class beer is the rather unimpressive aftertaste that seemed to linger for hours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2003
A dark and hoppy pilsner. Silky smooth body and nice flavor. Very light head and slightly cloudy. Tell the Anhueser-Busch folks that THIS is a far superior Bud to their mega-swill!

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