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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (3047) - 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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scrumpy369 (588) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2017
Can at home. Clear yellow colour, white head discipates almost immediately. Nose is grainy, Taste is clear, typical lager. Light bitterness, Nothing ypecial. Fast finish. watery mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mindwarp (180) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Pours a clear gold with small white head. Aroma is your typical malty pilsner smell. Not a lot of flavor but has a hint of lemon. This is an easy beer to drink especially considering its a pilsner. I wouldn’t buy it again but if it was offered I wouldn’t turn it down. Bottle from World Of Beers Middleton.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
irenecus (200) - - JAN 16, 2017
Na zdrowie, Salud, Kampai, Prost, Skaal, Zivjeli, Fenékig, На здоровь& Na zdravi

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daab007 (25) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Zapach dość wyczuwalny, chmielowy. Słaba piana, widoczne bąbelki. Delikatna goryczka, ale w smaku pustawe.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlasticSoul (72) - - JAN 12, 2017
33 cl. bottle. Clear golden coloured with white and minimal head. Good lacing. Aroma is malt, bread along with some floral notes. Taste is medium sweet along with very light hoppy bitter flavour. It’s delicious. Medium bodied and oily textured. Carbonation is very well -- quite lively. Loved the smooth mouthfeel. Dry and lightly bitter finish is very pleasant. Actually I didn’t expect it to be that good.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LiwkoLiwko (61) - POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Piękny wygląd. Wspaniała barwa. Pina obfita, równomierna. Niestety niezbyt trwała. Aromat typowy dla piw typu koncernowy lager. Słodkawość, przez która nic się nie przebiło. W smaku typowy koncernowy lager.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
circinus (287) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle 33 cl from Systembolaget. Herbal, hint of citrus, very pilsner-y. Some bitterness. Medium/light body, medium/high carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Very nice and refreshing, could have used a bit higher bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (519) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2016
Refreshing herbal and lemon pilsner aroma. Good malt bitter balance. Quite dry, medium body. Could have been bit lighter in body and more bitter,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arcanor (276) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2016
500ml canned 2016-06-04. Pour light golden and clear with a small white rim foam and small cloud. Aroma is of sweet cookie. Taste is of wet grain, bread. Medium carbonation, good for the style, medium body and a bit dry. Medium malty finish. Yep, that original "Budweiser" is way better than its North American version, way better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbeer (169) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
This is a lager; pretty malty really and not too bad. I think it is overpriced in my area, so no real reason to get again, but it is worth trying.


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