Czechvar Czech Dark Lager

Posted: July 29, 2016 in Budejovicky Budvar, Euro Dark Lager, Reviews

Tonight’s selection is straight from the Czech Republic. My parents mentioned having it while overseas and enjoying it.


ABV: 4.7%

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Good beer has been brewed in Bohemia since time immemorial. Therefore, when founding the city České Budějovice in Bohemia (Czech Republic) in 1265, the Czech king Přemysl Otakar II did not fail to also grant to its burghers the brewing rights, i.e., the right for malting, brewing, storing and selling beer at their homes. In the following centuries, the local beer became so famous because of its quality that it gained loyal customers in imperial and royal courts. In the course of the centuries, small home breweries were disappearing and the beer was brewed in even larger facilities. on 15 April 1895, Český akciový pivovar was founded, whose current successor, B.B.N.P. brewery, carries on the local brewing tradition.”

Random: I put an empty cardboard box on the floor and one of the kittens thinks it’s the coolest thing ever.

This beer poured with a half a finger of tan head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. It did leave a small, yet thick, crown on top of the body. The body was a dark brown color with lots of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with nutty malt. It had caramel sweetness, hazelnuts and a hint of smoke. The taste had less sweetness, but still had a lot of nutty malt. It also had light bitterness from the hops. Smoke was there as well. The body was thick with high carbonation. It had a long finish with hazelnuts and caramel sweetness. I picked this up for $1.83, which came to $.15 per ounce. This beer was fine, but I’m not a huge fan of the style.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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