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


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RATINGS: 1999   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.

Troobie99's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
Because the pilsners are so perishable, and because I’ve not been to the source, the style remains slightly beyond reach to me. But I love the subtle differences between the classic (available) styles. Budvar emphasizes a gentle, full malt. The hops are floral on the nose and peppery on the palate, but play a secondary role. The finish is wonderfully crisp, accent on the malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Florya (580) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (1016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
16.5.2014. Like basic lager but somehow purer and more malts. Some grass, citrus, grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cutitoutdave (15) - - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kolo269 (18) - 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

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1172) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DraftDodger (297) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (235) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Can from The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet grain, honey, grass and subtle banana. Taste of sweet grain and caramel malt plus grassy and spicy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. Little bitterness in the finish. A pretty good Czech Pilsner.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ministru (13) - PORTUGAL - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle .33. Hoppy and malty aroma. Lively carbonation with small head. Malty and hoppy flavor. Properly floral with dry finish. Classic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (582) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
500ml can. Clear golden with a frothy white head. Flavors are crackers, grass and citrus with floral notes. Light body, good carbonation, slick texture.

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