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


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RATINGS: 2116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9070) - 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 (2723) - 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 (16931) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5699) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Poured a golden color with a quickly diminishing white head and no lacing. Had the signature pilsener slightly hoppy aroma. Slight combo of malty and hoppy tastes. Clean dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2003
A very nice pilsener. Gold color, white head, thin lacing. Pleasant flowery hop aroma. Well-balanced flavor, not too sweet or too bitter. Very drinkable, AB should take notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 22, 2003
Draught in Prague. Clear sparkling golden color and beautiful long lasting head. Ideal "belgian lace". Lovely fruity and hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty flavors, with a touch of flowerness and long dry bitter finish. Great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Golden hue with little head and no lacing. Aroma was light with the standard pils hints of Saaz hops and roasted malts. Floral grassy and horseblanket too. Taste was crisp and balanced, dry on the finish. Thin to medium-bodied with a watery and lively mouthfeel. This BUDVAR (F__k A-B) is still a world classic but I would rather have a Urquell or a German Lowenbrau.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
juveskin (13) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2003
i hear in the czech republic this is the beer to get...the real budweiser. Always very smooth, good flavor. always a great beer to feast on!!!

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