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

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RATINGS: 2051   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2899) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hiero (161) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Hay flavor and hops dominate the taste. Oily body and a beautiful color. Everything is on the front end as it finishes clean and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Achel (141) - GREECE - JUL 2, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (652) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2015
12 oz bottle best by 11/23/15.
Clear, brilliant golden, lively carbonation, creamy white head, spotty lace.
Aroma is bready malts and spicy hops.
Flavor is similar, sweet bready malts and mildly spicy hops. Less hoppy than Urquell, but still nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rolfc81 (124) - - JUN 26, 2015
European style Lager...16.9 oz bottle at Red June. Similar to Stella..................

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (292) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 25, 2015
Amarelo vivo, espuma branca de pouca duraçăo. Aroma herbal, gramíneas, média intensidade. Paladar de amargor médio, muito fácil de beber. Aftertaste intensifica um pouco do amargor, mas sem exageros. Referęncia de estilo.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (689) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2015
Helder geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is vlak, licht bitter hoppig en komt wat waterig over. Stelt teleur.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ERB92 (507) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Honey, grass and a hint of malt and floral hops in the aroma. Golden with a white head. Medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Light to medium body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall an OK Pilsener, not interesting in any way, but slightly above average.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
geobotsar (10) - CYPRUS - JUN 25, 2015
Draught at brewfellas. Pours clear golden colour with a white head. A very refreshing lager

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (4716) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Arthur shop, Tel aviv. Pours yellow with taste of apple and light sweet. Yup. Lager.Not sure if it is worse or better than American Bud.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolfcarnival (151) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 25, 2015
so i watched the beerhunter episode on czech beer. i really had no idea there were two separate budweisers. its a great series tbh and has some surprisingly informative bits. so i nabbed this from tesco tonight just to see how different it was. its golden with a foamy white head, nice aroma of hay and malts. tastes crisp, has good rounded malty body with a wee hoppy bite at the end. just a tasty lager. way better than the other pish


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