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


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RATINGS: 2297   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (10152) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 Draught at "Azza" in Prague, May 2006.
Clear golden color, big white creamy head. Nice hoppy scent. Very hoppy fresh taste. Medium bitterness. Lingering "spicy" hoppy aftertaste. One of the best non-microbrew beers available on tap in Prague!
33 cl bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget" on March 24.
Clear golden color with a nice creamy white head. Hoppy and a bit spicy scent, could be from Saaz hops. Good balance of malt and hops in the taste. A great Czech beer indeed.
Ar: 7 Ap: 4 Fl: 7 Pa: 3 Ov: 15

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Pours a transparent golden color with a fizzy whit head that dissapears fairly quickly. Light malt and hop aroma, nothing fancy, though I wasn’t expecting anything powerful. The flavor is light and crisp...mostly light malt...nothing complex...pretty barebones but in a good session beer kinda way. Light and crisp all the way through to the finish, and super easy to drink. A simple beer, and sometimes that’s what you want.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2009 Can at the Seventh Annual Richmond Beer Dig on 03/08/2009. Very clear golden body with a medium creamy off-white head. Grain and faint honey aroma with some pilsener malt. Sweet honey and pilsener malt flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/1/7/3/14 - 3.2 03/25/2006: Clear light golden color with a thin frothy white head. Sweet grainy aroma. Mild sweet grain flavor with some corn hints. 5/2/5/3/10 - 2.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Gold body with a quickly diminishing white head. Fair head of hops and some light malts. Heavy carbonation in the body, hops are evident but also some corn. Minimal ending.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mental (7) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 22, 2006 does not count
Bottle. It had a nice transparent gold color, with a nice white head, although a little fizzy, and it diminshed rather quickly, hence the 4/5. The nose was of hops, really harsh, and somewhat metallic.Rather fizzy. It had a slick light bitter and sour feel, not what you would expect of a pilsner. Overall it is a good beer, but not the best pilsner i had

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dj (618) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2006
UPDATED: APR 4, 2006 Bottle, 500ml. Small quickly diminishing head. Malty aroma with a moderately bitter finish. Quite fizzy. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2006
When in germany my buddy ordered this being a bud lover and not being able to find his favorite. littlle did he know the was not usa bud at all. a slight malty delight of thiness, but all together not too bad. better then the us bud for sure!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrohn92 (105) - USA - MAR 16, 2006
Much better than American buweiser. Thick head of foam and fruity taste. Not anything too special compared to other pilseners in the Czech Republic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2006
0.5L Bottle Pour - Clear golden body with white frothy head. Aroma full of hops, grains, and a little fruit. Nice light bitterness leads to a dry finish. Lasting dry but mild enjoyable aftertaste. Quite thin body. Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Pretty good bohemian pilsener. Subtle golden beer. Frothy head that lasts and lasts. Nose is masterful. Paper thin bohemian bitterness. Slight chalkiness in the hops but mostly a floral, angostura style bitterness. Almost citrus but mostly a thin, lace-like bitterness. Tender. Rasor sharp sweetness that is subdued. Slight straw and sweet biscuit. Flower petal bitterness. Beautiul beer.

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