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Chodovar 13% - Chodovar Brewery

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%


Brewed by:
Chodovar Brewery visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Charthepirate on 12-03-2003)
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

50cl bottle that is unfortunately out of code. BBE 8/21/08. Pours clear amber with a fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing. Smells of bready malt and nice light, grassy hops--sure they would have been stronger with a fresher bottle. Tastes of pils malt, and seems to be slightly lighter than the smell would have suggested. Drying hops. Faint mineral notes toward the end. A nice, pleasant-drinking pils for sure, even at this age.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 23:31:48 | More by philipquarles
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Damn, I think I had eaten something that colored my experience in tasting beer. This is my second beer in a row that tasted metallic. I tried to fix that by finding something else to counter that and the only thing I could find was pine flavored lozenges I got in Pilsen! Ha! Metallic flav is gone, pine is here. Anyway, poured with a small to medium sized off white head that slowly fades and some lace. Color is a clear gold. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel, grain, and fresh baked bread. Flavor is.... ok all things considered. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 21:32:45 | More by drpimento
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Daredevil

Switzerland

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

in lager I tend to "go Czech", meaning the best lagers are generally Czech brews (with few exceptions) ... this is partly due to Saaz hops (which seem to be best for lager) and the craft of Czech brewers (Czech Rep. has the highest consumption of beer per capita and brewing is a serious matter there)

This brew definitely confirms the above rule ... it has the Czech lager trademark bitterness paired with a honeyed fruitiness usually not around in a classic lager ...

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2006 17:18:05 | More by Daredevil
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Charthepirate

New York

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chodovar is a small Czech Brewery that follows Purity laws to the tee, and makes some fantastic beers.

This 13% was obtained at the excellent Pivni Gallerie in Prague.

Pours from a standard European .5 litre bottle. Head didn't come on as strong as other czech brews, but a small bit lasted till the very end. Color is a brilliant golden. Carbonation bubbles can be seen climbing the glass the entire beer.

Smells very sweet, like caramel.

Flavor is pretty unique, and very tasty. The initial feel in the mouth reminds me of a smoked porter with slight hints of caramel. Theres a fair kick of hops in there though balancing it out. Interestingly its the common czech uber spicy hops. The flavor is both sweet and spicy because of this, with some bitter grapefruit threads on the back of the toungue. Finally a touch of minerals from the water are present, and linger through the aftertaste. With the beer they taste great, but I don't appreciate the aftertaste quite as much. If you want it hoppier drink it cold, the malt really comes out as it warms up.

Mouthfeel is very carbonated, but not too biting. Stays interesting all over the toungue, tickling here, evaporating there. The minerals add a touch of sharpness though.

This is a fantastic beer, one of my absolute favorites from the Czech Republic. My only real complaint is the mineraly aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2003 00:52:25 | More by Charthepirate
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