Before the advent of pale malt led to the rise of the bright, clear Pilsners we know today, much of the beer brewed in Europe and what is now the Czech Republic ranged from dark brown to black in color. The advent of finely controlled temperatures in the roasting kiln around 1703 allowed for pale malt and the rise of the light beers that are now so popular. So throw back a few of this throw back, and get a taste of a classic European brew.
A deep, darkly translucent red, the Gladstone Dark Lager carries mild dark fruit and raisin aroma. Mild roast malt character is complimented by spice and pepper from the Saaz hops, leading gently into flavours of subdued raisin, earthy fruit, and roast nut. A crisp, refreshing mouth feel lingers pleasantly on the tongue without overstaying its welcome, and leaves thirst quenched.
ABV – 6.3%
Malts – German Bohemian Pilsener, Light and Dark German Munich, German Caramunich, and Crafa Roast Malt
Hops – German Magnum, Czech Saaz
Yeast- WLP860 Munich Helles