Traditional Bohemian-style lagers,
Table Lager, 2.7% ABV, IBU 13
Low ABV beers really test the brewers’ skills and we are very proud of this, our 2.7% Table Lager. Esteemed beer writer Roger Protz’s tasting notes are “Floral and spicy hops on the nose with honeyed malt and light lemon fruit. Tangy fruit builds on the palate, balanced by spicy hops and bittersweet malt. Dry well balanced finish with those spicy hops, lemon fruit and honeyed malt.” We say it is perfect for lunchtime drinking and summer sessions!
Session Pils, 4.2% ABV, IBU 29
An extremely quaffable 4.2% session Pils with a sweet butterscotch and floral aroma. Flavour has a little grapefruit and a touch of sweetness, as well as notes of fresh baked bread, and a building bitterness on the dry, subtly spicy finish.
Czech Pilsner, 4.9% ABV, IBU 20
Our best-selling, classic Czech Pilsner has plenty of body at 4.9%. Floral and citrus notes in the aroma are followed up with subtle lemon and honey in the flavour, beautifully balanced by a dry bitterness and a spicy burst that lingers in the aftertaste.
Amber lager, 5.4% ABV, IBU 41
The premium amber lager of the family, at 5.4%, with great complexity. Bitterness and hop spice complement the honey and Dundee orange marmalade notes. The aftertaste has orange peel, toffee and a building dry spiciness. This could redefine your views on what constitutes a lager. Sparta is the beer that was the catalyst for our growth, as it was so loved by local drinkers that they backed us with the investment to expand.
Black lager, 5.7% ABV, IBU 24
A Czech take on the classic German Schwarzbier style, this is a complex, smooth drinking black lager, with a rich roast coffee and earthy hoppy nose. Flavour has dark chocolate, sweet treacle and dark plum notes. The soft lingering dry finish has complementary roast and sweet character. At 5.7%, it is a perfect blend of full-bodied taste and smooth creaminess in the mouth.
Lagered Porter, 4.2% ABV, IBU 25
The initial roast coffee aroma gives way to a mildly burnt toffee and chewy profile, all sitting atop a milky creaminess that ensures this beer
slips down a treat. But, it still has a depth of body and a substance
rarely found in stouts/porters with such a modest ABV. These
characteristics are derived from the decoction mash and plentiful
addition of oatmeal. Druid’s sessionable younger sibling.
Brut Lager, 6.4% ABV, IBU 25
Otakar Brut Lager has been brewed by Roger Ryman, the award-winning head brewer at St Austell, and Petr Skocek, co-founder and head brewer of London-based Bohem Brewery, which brews authentic Bohemian-style lagers on bespoke brewing equipment from the Czech Republic. Also on the team was Bohem brewer, Matej Krizek..
The collaboration brewing day in January saw Roger transport the yeast used to brew St Austell Brewery’s Korev lager to Bohem in London. The recipe, originally developed for a one-off beer called Korev Brut, was given a new twist by being brewed by Roger and Petr on Bohem’s specialist decoction brewing kit.
The result is Otakar Brut Lager, a 6.4% ABV beer authentically lagered at low temperature for six weeks, and regally named for the several King Otakars, who ruled Bohemia, which is today within the Czech Republic. The beer is made with Pilsner, Cara Gold, Acid Malt and maize, along with Magnum, Hersbrucker and Saaz hops, as well as Nelson Sauvin for dry hopping.
Double India Pale Lager, 7.4% ABV, IBU 55
This full flavoured 7.4% DIPL (Double India Pale Lager) delivers a taste adventure through its use of British, Czech and US hops. The combination of Admiral, Kazbek, Jarrylo, Simcoe, and Mosaic complements a full aromatic front-end with a balanced resinous hoppy finish, achieved through a full eight weeks of lagering in our fermenters.
Honey lager, 6.6% ABV, IBU 12
A 6.6% Honey lager that is brewed with specially imported honey from a small family farm in Borsice, South Moravia. Subtle, sophisticated sweetness, that sits calmly in the background, and is complemented by a warming heat from this deceptively full-bodied strong beer. Henry is a serious, grown-up honey lager.
Smoked lager, 4.4% ABV, IBU 17
The famous Bamberg smoked lagers are given a Czech twist in this 4.4% beer that hints at smokiness in the aroma, which then subsides to reveal a citrus character,with notes of Earl Grey tea, enhancing the overall profile and drinkability. Zdenek, our co-founder, drinks this with a slice of lemon, but please don’t tell anyone back in Prague!