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


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RATINGS: 2303   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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darkseduction (741) - Zweibrücken, - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle 50cl. Clear deep golden coloured, snow-white creamy head. Wonderful ripe green Saaz hops in the nose. What a pitty that this beer is only pasteurized available in Germany. Must try this in Czech Republic.

koleminer20 (3469) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2017
500 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. Picked this beauty up at the Spar attached to Graz Hauptbahnhof. Oh boy. The pour is a darker golden yellow with a thicker white head that falls to a creamy thick ring with a couple spots of lace. The aroma is really Czech pils forward. The malts and graininess are huge. Light bready grain and sweet malt. The light aluminum comes through late. The flavor is more bready malt forward. There isn’t any metallic, which is nice. Anlight bitterbuoo is present, and it’s surprisingly better than I thought it would be. It’s got an alcohol sweetness on the back end that is strange. The mouth feel is light and clean with a decent carbonation and a lingering malty sweetness. It’s better than I thought it would be. For science, I guess.

ebone1988 (1856) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Bottle from Spar Grocery in Graz, Austria. Aroma is sweet corn, earthy, bitter, funky, floral, cereal. Appearance is golden, clear, off white head. Taste is floral, cereal, earthy hops, almost savory, grainy, decent. Mouthfeel is light body, dry, light crisp carbonation, grainy earthy hop aftertaste. Overall, this isn’t terrible. 5 4 7 4 14

MarcoBasile (308) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2017
Pours golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of adjuncts, pilsner malts. Yeast and hops. Taste is a little grassy, malty and sweet. Decently crisp. Medium carbonation.

adamnase (632) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle 50 cl. Pours clear golden color. Aroma is flowery and spicy. Light to medium body with good carbonation. Taste is crisp graininess with hints of malt and caramel. Low bitterness. well balanced.

sharkydodson (1556) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 10, 2017
the aroma is malty and hoppy with hints of grain, herbs and spices... the taste is malty, very clear and refreshening, with notes of grain, grasses, hay and some spices... bitter and dry aftertaste...

buczykij (112) - Limanowa, POLAND - MAY 31, 2017
Piwo barwy złotej, idealnie klarowne. Piana średnio obfita, drobne i średnie pęcherzyki, niezbyt trwała. Aromat niezbyt wyraźny, lekka nuta słodu pilzneńskiego, bardzo delikatny diacetyl. W smaku nieco puste, dosyć wytrawne, z subtelną nutą słodową. Mocno wysycone, brak goryczki.

pbright (6) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017 does not count
I spend several weeks each year in the Czech Republic and enjoy the beers a lot (I find that you are less likely to go wrong with a Czech lager than those from anywhere else - even though British ale is my usual choice). Budvar is, of course, one of the iconic and most widely known, brewed with whole Saaz hops. Newcomers will probably find it a bit watery and disappointing, particularly in comparison with the more characterful Pilsner Urquell - Budvar lacks the bitterness and length of that classic. Nevertheless, there are few beers more quenching on a hot and sunny day. It is a great session beer - clean and pure. Appearance: straw coloured; large but rapidly disappearing white head. Aroma: very subtle; cereal in there somewhere. Palate: mainly smooth and honeyed but with detectable edge (particularly at the front of the mouth); Fast disappearing aftertaste. Flavour: Honey, grass and cereals; flowery; good balance of bitterness and sweetness.

TomHendriksen (475) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2017
Fles gedeeld met Roelzie1986. Het is een pils achtig bier met redelijk wat schuim.

DonGregorio (375) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden colour, average, quickly disappearing white head. Aroma of pale malt, bread and skunk. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter, pale malt, bread, grain. Light+ body, thin, watery texture, average carbonation. Macro lager, but fairly drinkable.

saintbase (714) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

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