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


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RATINGS: 2002   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Piw (224) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
500ml can. Clear and golden. Minimal head, vanishing fast. Aroma bit hoppy. Light sweet taste, but not very prominent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
aleksander9 (618) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Clear golden with big dissipating head. Aroma is cereal, floral and some spicy notes. Aftertaste is dry, floral and some sweet malt. Overall: Well made. Prefer Urquell more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
didierlewallon (198) - ponferrada, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2015
Cerveza de color amarillo dorado con una cabeza blanca. Aroma a malta con notas de lúpulos. Sabor a malta, amarga al final y un poco picante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wiosna (341) - - JAN 10, 2015
0,5 pullo@ Barona- areena. Kirkkaan kullankeltainen. Tuoksussa mallasta, humalaa, vähän pistävä. Maussa mallasta, maalaisleipää, humalaa. Pehmeä ja varsin kevyt, mutta ei vetinen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jan23778 (116) - Sant Antoni De Vilamajor, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2015
Clear light and golden, small white head that disappears very quickly. Moderately strong aroma, grainy, slightly herb like, moderately hoppy. Taste is very slightly sweet with a slight bitter aftertaste but overall the taste is not prominent. okt a little dull

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LuisGC (78) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2015
2014-11 tasted in bottle in Prague..........................................

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GraffitiVandal (80) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
ENG: 500ml Czechvar bottle (NorAm version) purchased at Liquor Mart, Winnipeg. Drank in glass. Very light golden color with almost no - white-tan - head. There were some fuzzles in the liquid. It’s hard to say a lot about the aroma and taste, since it’s very low of them. This beer is sour and malty in both aroma and taste. I can also feel the alcohol which maybe isn’t really much, but also is not an enjoyable feeling. There might be some bitterness but it’s almost imperceptible. This is a typical commercial brewery lager / pils type of beer - boring and shallow. Good if you wanna get drunk, or when you’re thirsty, but nothing else. ///!!!/// ///!!!/// ///!!!/// ///!!!/// ///!!!/// ///!!!/// ///!!!/// ///!!!/// ///!!!/// ///!!!/// PL: Butelka 500ml z Północno Amerykańskiej wersji eksportowej zakupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg. Wypite ze szklanki. Kolor bardzo jasno-złoty praktycznie zero piany (która pojawiła się podczas nalewania, miała jasny niemal biały kolor). Dużo fusów. Ciężko cokolwiek o tym piwie opowiadać. Zarówno aromat jak i smak nie mają zbyt wiele do zaoferowania. Kwaśność i słód są mocno wyczuwalne w aromacie jak i smaku. Czuć również smak alkoholowy, może nie bardzo mocno, ale na pewno nie jest to przyjemne.Jest pewna goryczka ale ledwo wyczuwalna. Jest to lager / pils typowy dla koncerniaków - nudny i płytki w doznaniach smakowych. Dobry na imprezę lub dla zaspokojenia pragnienia w ciepłe letnie dni.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Teran (98) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 4, 2015
Famous name, but nowadays an ordinary beer. It is probably time to ask ourselves why well known beers from the former East are not so good anymore like in the time of communism.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zlotta (186) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 0,5 l bottle. Clear, golden yellow with a small, soapy, white head. Weak, grassy aroma with hints of cereals and grass. Slightly bitter taste of grass, hay and cereals. Thin body, flat carbonation, short and only slightly bitter finish. Very thin, slightly watery with very little aroma and taste. Solid pilsener and good thirst quencher but still boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a golden straw color. There isn’t much head - about a fingers worth, white color, and with poor retention. It isn’t exactly much to look at, but it has a nice color. S: Lightstruck, sadly. Less sadly, it’s not irredeemably lightstruck. There are some nicely sweet malt notes (not overdone) along with a slight grassy tickle. Damn green bottles, this aroma could have been something good without the skunk. T: Since it’s a pilsner, it’s fairly simplistic. And that’s forgivable. It starts with sweet malt and a faint bubblegum note, while the finish is bitter and grassy just as I like it. It’s really hitting the spot in all the right ways. M: It’s a bit on the sweet side, but the finishing bitterness cleanses the palate nicely. That, and the fizzy carbonation. It might be 5% less drinkable than I like from the style, but who cares? O: Give me a pitcher of this, and I’ll be set...for about 15 minutes. Thank cripes this comes in cans too, because green bottles. In the right mood and setting, I’d drink this over BCBS even.

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