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

bottled
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on tap
common

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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.


OKplus' rating

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Czechvar version. A - Pours a brilliantly clear golden brass color with 1 1.5 finger white head that melts into nothing. S - Sweet grain, apple, mild grassy hops, clean yeast. T - Sweet malt, corn, mild dry grass hops, a touch of lemon on the sides of the tongue. M - Low carbonation, slick, flat finish. Not sure how old this is. Overall less than expected. The low carbonation and finish was a let down. I would love to try this on tap in Prague. Serving type: bottle 09-09-2011


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (569) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Light grainy malt aroma with a bite. Clear golden body with a light thin head. Taste a also of a light grain malt that has a faint sweetness. Average carbonated. Crisp and refreshing. More authentic taste than most macro pale lagers.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
meireteixeira (12) - - MAR 28, 2015
Cerveja dourada, brilhante, maltada.....boa aparência e sabor. Uma Pilsner para o dia a dia.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (840) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
330 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Smell is grain and grassy, herbal hops. Taste is light grain with herbal and grass hops. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Florya (586) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
How: Can Appearance: Almost clear golden color, large white head. Aroma: Cheese, sweet oranges, wet grass, vegetables. Palate: light body, average carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (1167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
16.5.2014. Like basic lager but somehow purer and more malts. Some grass, citrus, grain.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cutitoutdave (23) - - MAR 11, 2015
Pours golden yellow from bottle with minimal head. Aroma of fresh grass, tangy. Malty, citrus flavor with dry, nasal aftertaste (Saaz hops?). Light-medium body with medium carbonation. Overall drinkable, could do with more head retention, not my favorite class and comparable to some of the better American light lagers.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kolo269 (19) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2015
piana obfita,szybko znikajaca,nasycenie duze,typowe dla tego typu lagerow,kolor slomkowy,w zapachu slod i jablkowy zapach,w smaku rowniez jablka,slod i wyrazna,przyjemna goryczka,typowy i poprawny przedstawiciel swojego stylu

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tinylightsrecs (292) - - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Sainsburys Team Valley. Nice enough standard lager - little bit of a zing on first taste but that fades pretty fast

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1209) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
0,5L can. Pours clear golden with white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, malty, and grainy. Flavor is very smooth, sweet, malts, grains and some vegetable notes. Finish has some mild bitterness. Light body, but not watery. Overall: not a fan of the style, but this one is really easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DraftDodger (299) - - FEB 28, 2015
Copenhagen 13/9 2014. 50 cl can from Føtex. Pours clear yellow with quickly dissipating head. Rather neutral smell - hints of bitterness. Slightly prickly mouthfeel. Pleasant long lasting bitter taste. Fine Czech pilsner.


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