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


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RATINGS: 2257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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.

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TBone (18665) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 Bottle
Not much aroma. Head is white and average. Light amber color. Starts tasteless, ends with small hoppy flavour. Dissapointing Czech beer. (3/3/5/2/9 2.2)
Re-rate, bottled (BB 03/2005)
Golden lager color, small white head. Sweet malty, almost corn-like aroma. Thin, hoppy finish. (3/2/5/2/8 2.0)

jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Decent lager. Nose and taste is very dry, some grassy pines and light spice. Rated 8/27/02

FatPhil (17510) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2011
Keg (Bayern Keller Böhmen)
4+ Very bland aroma, just a touch of plasticky malts.
2+ Pale, clear and basically fizzy. Started with a huge fluffy head.
5- Again, superbland taste, matches the aroma well. At least this was served at about 11-12C, so the taste was given a chance to show itself. Some slight plasticity to the malts.
2+ Refreshing palate, crisp carbonation. Given the temperature this was served at, the palate was also soft, so you could savour it or glug it and you wouldn’t end up with an ice-cream headache. Finish gently hinting at classic plasticky malts and noble hops. Nearly gave it 3, but that would have been charity.
9 Nothing wrong with this. Essentially flawless. But practically flavourless compared to the ales that I love. This would be so much better unfiltered , and even better unpasteurised. Quite why people are giving this above average scores I will never understand. Quite simply, I don’t believe they’ve ever had a good lager, and are mindlessly following the multinational hype. Most over-rated beer ever?

yngwie (17365) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Can. Golden beer with a small, white head. Weak, hoppy and malty aroma. The flavor has a nice hoppiness and maltiness. Ok body and a pleasant hoppy finish. Only problem with pilsners is that they are generally quite boring and too quaffable, but this is one of the good ones. Rating: 4-3-4-3-11-2.5. 060411

Bottle. It’s a clear, golden beer topped by a small, white head. It’s rather hoppy on the nose, with a maltyness in the back. Spiced, peppery and slightly grassy, piney hops. It’s malty and dry on the palate, a good bitterness chimes in towards the end. Quite spicy, piney hops. Well, it’s not my favorite pilsner in any way, but it’s straigthforward, quenching and also quite tasteful, so I really don’t know why I’m not drinking more of this. 110827

Benzai (16995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, shared with DutchDrebus. Pretty standard pilsener, decent but not that different from other pilseners.

Dedollewaitor (16581) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 clear yellow with white head. Aroma and taste of sweet malts & pilsner malts. Little fruityness, some hops. Pleasant finish. Overall above average lager! Grassy and crisp. Rerate Nov. 09

djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Czechvar bottle. Pours an orange golden with a small frothy white head that diminishes rather quickly. Skunk corn malt and wheat grass on the nose. Decent spotty lacing along the glass. Thin mouthfeel with a light grain malt taste with a touch of hops in the finish. Easy to drink, a very good pils from Budvar.

bhensonb (16120) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
35 cl. bouteille. Aroma of spicy/floral hop. Kind of spicy anyway. Orange tinged golden color with a white head that quickly departed. Full bodied. Starts with some biscuity malt, but mostly hop. It’s more maltily flavorful than Urquell, but it’s not quite so crisp. This is good with spicy food. A worthy finish to the evening.

MiP (16083) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 Beautiful head, they seem to know how to pour here in Czech Rep. Lovely aromatic, semi-sweet flavour. Can’t seem to trace much aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel. 3 3 7 3 16

Draught. Weak hoppy aroma. Clear golden colour. Stable white head. The flavour starts off quite malty. There is a good clean sweet hoppiness. The bitterness is not very high. Very drinkable. 6 3 7 3 17

Borup (16032) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle. Yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops and hints of fruit.

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