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


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RATINGS: 2193   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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden with a light coppery shade. Full of large bubbles, fine head. Wonderfull Zatec (Saaz) hop bouquet. Flavour is hop, grass, with a taste dominated by hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2007
From tap. Pours golden yellow, slight hazy and with a white head. Aroma is classic pilsener malt with a corn note. Flavour is soft malty, slight sweet with a good bitterness into the finish. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33805) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2002
A golden beer with an OK head. It has an aroma of hops - and a flavor of hops, slightly bitter. Definately a good beer, but if I want a czech pilsener I rather want Urquell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (25617) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
Draught at Řlbaren. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts with notes of fruits and hops. Flavour of malts and hops with notes of brew mash. Boring !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Incredibly beautiful full golden colour with a rather huge head. Fresh nose of barley. Lots of sweet malt and less bitternes than for instance Urquell. Velvety soft body. Having tried this on tap at the brewery assures me, that this simply must be the world’s best pilsener. No less.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2005
Tapped. Yellow/golden colour, decent white foamy head. Bready/hoppy nose with hints of grassiness. Flavour is quite hoppy with huge peak after a few seconds, the finish is quite "vegetably". Bittersweet aftertaste and leaves the mouth a bit sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22905) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2003
Bottled. Golden coloured, average head. Bready nose with a light touch of oily hops. Light bodied and extremely drinkable, yet firm. Balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (20435) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle at home ... as part of the Mass (well probably just me and Ian) online tasting ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... metalic grassy hop nose ... all i dislike in a lager nose ... sweet grassy front .. light herbal tones ... hayish ... light bitter ... really i thought this one might be better than most lagers ... but its really not me at all... well who would have thought this wasnt a rerate ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (20350) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Nicely hopped example of a decent lager, very refreshing. Pales in comparison to other Czech lagers and pilsners, but still very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (18446) - 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.

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