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

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RATINGS: 2013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 Draft, at the St. Petersburg, Russia airport lounge, May, 2004. Now this is what an "original pilsner" should taste like, not the poor, skunked bottle I rated last summer. Fresh from a well-maintained tap, it’s a fine-looking beer, gold color, with a good head. A golden malt flavor, too, but just mellow enough to let a wonderfully delicate floral hop character come through. The best beer I’d had after a week of standard Russian pale lagers.
And yet, I can see a bit of the flavor lineage to the American Budweiser... let’s just say the St. Louis product is severely de-volved from the prototype.
Original rating: Bottled. Oooh, looks like my first taste of this classic brew is from a skunked bottle. Still, it has a great spicy hop nose and a decent head. I almost got kind of an orangey hop taste. It’s simply more of a beer taste. I’ll hope to try this again soon and re-rate it.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vandenberq (27) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 25, 2015
Böhmischer Standard. Süßlich, voll, malzig. Bloß nicht abwechselnd mit Pils oder so trinken. – Sehr gekonntes Etikett, kernige Farbenkombi.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (153) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 25, 2015
Golden colored, medium strong white non lasting head. Aroma is of pils malt, some diacetyl, noble hops. Taste is medium sweet pils malt, bit of diacetyl, low to medium noble/grassy hops and light+ bitterness. Low to medium bodied, medium carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alexi91 (125) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: Tesco (Bristol). Pours a weak gold. Light and highly carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (184) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Wypite w firmowej knajpie w Czeskich Budziejowicach. Kolor złoty, klarowny. Piana obfita .Aromat drożdży, lekko cytrynowe, przyprawy ziołowe.Piwo średnio wytrawne, przyjemna intensywna goryczka. Piwo super.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zupe_zjedz (104) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 18, 2015
ok pils Brewed by Budějovický Budvar České Budějovice, Czech Republic Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (60) - Tübingen, GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
Pours clear golden with short-lived white head. Nice herbal aroma, grassy and earthy aswell. Taste is light bitter, light malty. Light body, easy drinking. Nice session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 14, 2015
Golden colour with white head. Aroma of hops and some spices. The same is flavour with well balanced carbonation and bitterness. Medium body, good taste and hoppy finish. Good pilsner.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EAGLE82 (158) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
One of the greatest beers! Just everything is right about this brew. Thank you!!!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
villevav (300) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
Budvar on väriltään vaalean kultaista ja kirkasta. Tuoksussa on maltaisuutta ja humalan katkeruutta. Lasiin kaadettaessa muodostaa kestävän vaalean vaahdon. Suutuntumaltaan Budvar on raikkaan kevyt ja hiilihappoinen, jonka vuoksi tämä käy myös janojuomasta. Maussa on samanlaista miellyttävää humalan katkeroa ja maltaisuutta kuin Pilsner Urquellissa, mutta miedompana. Jälkimaussa päällimmäiseksi nousee myös mieto katkeruus. Budvar muistuttaa suutuntumaa lukuunottamatta kuin hieman miedommaksi tehtyä Pilsner Urquellia. Mikäli haet peruslageria enemmän luonnetta, muttet ole valmis voimakkaampiin, tämä saattaa olla kokeilemisen arvoinen. Mielestäni aavistuksen tyyris laatuunsa nähden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestlake (187) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle pour. Clear golden body with a thin head. Aroma and taste are classic pilsner. Very refreshing. Enjoyed it very much.


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