pFriem Czech Dark Lager

Oregon
United States
pFriem Czech Dark Lager, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Czech-Style Dark Lager is wonderfully complex, delivering notes of toffee and dates, with a kiss of roasted malts and milk chocolate. It’s brewed in the spirit of Prague’s 500-year lager tradition, inviting us all to party like it’s 1499.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
25
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Hops: 
Perle, Saaz, Tettnang
Malts: 
Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner, Weyermann Floor-Malted Bohemian Dark, Sladovny Pilsen, Carafa II, CaraAmber
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

pFriem Czech Dark Lager by pFriem Family Brewers is a Czech Dark Lager and is being evaluated as a Czech Dark Lager (category 3D in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Czech Dark Lagers are dark copper to black lagers with a rich maltiness. The malt flavors of Czech Dark Lagers can vary from bread crust-like, caramel or toast. The hop levels of Czech Dark Lagers can vary widely as well; the range can be from absent to moderate-low, but when present the hop flavor is typically spicy.

Czech-Style Dark Lager pours dark copper in color with excellent clarity and a huge tan head. The aroma is of moderate malt reminiscent of bread crusts with lighter roasted notes; the hops are lightly spicy and no esters are present. The flavor is again moderately bread crust-like malt with a hint of roasted malt. The beer finishes lightly bitter with rich bready and bread crust malt flavors with a lightly sharp roasted malt in a dry finish.

Czech-Style Dark Lager is a very well-brewed dark lager. The malt character is rich, yet the beer remains quite quaffable without being heavy or sweet. The light roasted character is a little unusual for a Czech Dark Lager, but it suits the beer well, adding malt complexity, balance and a dry finish that aids in quaffability. Na Zdraví!

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

Advertisement

Advertisement