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Czech Dark

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
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Our Impression:  

We first tried Czech dark lager in Prague, without any preconception or familiarity of the style.  The two main styles were Czech Pils and Dark Lager.  Both were quite low in ABV and full bodied, with exceptionally fine foam and beautiful presentation. The dark lager is elegant, and sweet with a very complex malt backbone.  The roasted quality is refined and hints at chocolate, with minimal acridity or bitterness.  This style is drinkable and also provides sustenance, especially in the cold winters.  

We brewed Czech Dark with a very different malt composition than we are used to attain a higher residual sweetness.  The key for us was to create a very delicate and smooth low ABV lager with a high final gravity, providing the enhanced sweetness and body that the traditional styles portray.  This is one of our favorite beers to date.  Na zdraví!

Style: Tmavé Pivo (dark czech)

Grain- Bohemian Floor Malted Pilsner, Munich II, Carabohemian, Carafa I Special

Hops - Saaz

Yeast-  Lager yeast originating from a Munich Lager Brewery

Adjuncts- None

Water- Reverse Osmosis Base with light additions of CaSO4, CaCl2

Original Gravity: 11.9 Degrees Plato

ABV: 4.0%

IBU - 28 IBU

Color: 26SRM 

Aroma: Rich Toasted Malt, Toffee, Chocolate

Appearance: Pours crystal dark with a deep black-red hue, creamy head, dense foam.

Flavor: Mild roast combines with toffee and sweet malt.  Smooth, clean and round.
Mouthfeel: Silky and medium-light, with medium carbonation.

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