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


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RATINGS: 2180   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
radeq (10) - - MAY 29, 2016
The aroma has nice hints of hops and malt together. The flavor has a nice balanced maltiness at first and finishes with just a touch of hops and yeast. The bottle was green but there was no skunk noticeable which was nice. This is a fine European lager. After consuming a larger headache :-/

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Demens (127) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 27, 2016
0,5l can. Pale yellow colour with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma: Hay, booze,grass. Taste: Medium bitter taste, a bit watery. Light body with lively carbonation. A bit sour/bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kubmal (157) - POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Clear golden, medium head. Aroma od malt, saaz hops and metal. Taste is grainy, a bit sour with bitterness too low for a pilsner. Light and drinkable, doesn’t differ much from typical eurolagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (1053) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 22, 2016
0.5l can. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Aroma and taste of bread, grains, hay and floral hops. It’s one of the moderately hopped pilsners. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (686) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
0.5 l bottle @ Cafe Piritta, Helsinki. Nice pale clear colour with a decent head. Even this imported bottle does have some of that malty flavour typical for Czech pilsners. Nice to have in a hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moretum (71) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - MAY 19, 2016
On tap. Clear golden colour with a massive, white head. Light sweet, malty and bready. Taste of malt, grain and light hops. Light to medium bitterness in the end. Light body with medium carbonation. Nothing special, but very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9609) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2016
Draft at the Taphouse, Copenhagen. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of grain, light biscuit, cereal, light fruit and light citrus. Flavour is light to light moderate sweet and light bitter. Above light bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
forisber (6) - Győr, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016 does not count
Nice colour, no head, bit malty taste but not too moch, has a good apple like aftertaste. Great beer if you want to drink somethin lighter but tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MetalMurphy (328) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
tap @ czech. pale colour, light body, high carbonated, rich foam, easy to drink pilsner

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jury (24) - RUSSIA - MAY 14, 2016
Довольн& приятны& Чешский пилс, красивы& цвет, аромат цитрусо& мягкая горчинк& пьется легко, пены немного, советую.

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