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

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RATINGS: 2239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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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3.2
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2006
This beer is becoming more widely available here in New Zealand and has done over the last year that it has been distributed by Dominion Breweries. Usually anything they touch turns to offal, however this pilsener is the exception. My only complaint about this good looking, full flavoured lager is that there wasn’t enough aroma of its reknown Saaz hops. However the pleasant lingering after-taste more than makes up for this minor gripe. A beer to come back to regularly.

3.1
rw4244 (134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2006
Bottle, 50cl. Poured clear golden, with high carbonation and a frothy white head. Malty aroma, backed with heavy, grassy hops. The flavour is of strong, quite metallic hops, with the aftertaste turning into a lasting bitter malt. Classic pilsener taste. Excellent palate - not too watery, which seems a problem with many pilseners, but very refreshing. This is better when your drinking it off tap in Prague, but the bottle does the trick....Recommended pilsener, and increasingly available in the UK.

2.9
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden with a light coppery shade. Full of large bubbles, fine head. Wonderfull Zatec (Saaz) hop bouquet. Flavour is hop, grass, with a taste dominated by hops.

2.1
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Light and only slightly better than the American version of Budweiser. Nothing to write home about.

3.9
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle. Tasted it together with a border-beer (lawn-beer) trying to get my neighbor drinking quality beer. It succeeded, because this beer contains lots more of what a beer normally ought to contain.

3.5
TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2006
Green 500 mL bottle. Light orange, with a bit of head. Smell is not unpleasant: a hint of malty sweetness, a hint of citrus, and a bit of freshly cut timothy. Smells like candy when it warms. I like the taste much more than I do most pilseners. Fairly sweet. Very clean, with just the right amount of carbonation. Underneath is the pilsener taste (maltiness) I don’t much like. Lovely bitter finish. Good stuff.

3.3
BOBANDDOUG (61) - Belleville, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Had to revisit this one. AB had a "sample the brands" at the brewery HQ for employees and contactors (me), the other day. Poured nice pale gold, citrusy/hop aroma. Taste had a hint of seet, follwed by a shot of hps, and malt. Finishes crisp, and very, very good. Not much a trace of skunk, as I had on the previous review..might be because of the AB distrubution? Most likely fresher than the sample I had before.

4.7
revttcoco (2) - boca raton, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2006 does not count
My all time favourite.I actully prefer bitter to lager and weissebeers but had to try the legend in the land of its birth.I wasn’t disappointed

3.7
berkshirejohn (6650) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2006
After a day sampling various German pilsners in Germany, I thought I’d compare them with "the real thing" - and it is. Pours a golden colour with a white head. A powerful scent, hard to describe, but one I associate with Czech lagers, and French pissoirs. A powerful flavour that invades the mouth, sweet but balanced with a powerful blast of hops. Overall a stunning pilsner.

3.5
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Bottle. Poured a golden yellow with an impressive, thick, solid head. Scent is somewhat sweet, with some hop notes poking out. Taste is clean, a little too skunky for my liking, but very smooth. There seems to be inconsistences from bottlings as I’ve tried it a few different times with varying levels of skunkiness.


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