Pale Lager from Budweiser Budvar was awarded two gold medals in the Monde Selection competition

21. 6. 2017 | České Budějovice

Two lagers from Budweiser Budvar were successful in the 56th “Monde Selection” - worldwide competition for the quality evaluation of products. Pardál Echt Pale Lager and Budweiser Budvar Pale Lager received gold medals from the expert panel. The competition organized by the Belgian International Quality Institute is one of the largest in the world: this year, 2,965 products of 966 producers from 89 countries were registered. In the beer category, 326 samples from 98 breweries in 67 countries were evaluated.

Pale lager from Budweiser Budvar was successful in the 56th “Monde Selection” - worldwide competition for the quality evaluation of products. Pardál Echt Pale Lager and Budweiser Budvar Pale Lager received gold medals from the expert panel. 326 samples from 98 breweries in 67 countries were evaluated In the beer category.

Budweiser Budvar's Pale Lager is the flagship product of Budweiser Budvar Brewery. It is exported to almost 80 countries and accounts for over one fifth of total beer exports from the Czech Republic. It has been awarded medals repeatedly in the Monde Selection competition: since 1987, it has a total of nine gold medals and three silver medals. Pardál Echt has been produced since 2009 and is primarily intended for customers in the Czech Republic. It has already won three gold medals in the Monde Selection.

“The gold medals from the Monde Selection constitute good news particularly for our customers. The analyses were carried out by the Meurice Institute, which ranks amongst authorities recognised worldwide in the area of brewing. Our beer has been awarded the Monde Selection Medals repeatedly since 1987, which is a clear proof to our consumers of the long-term excellent quality of our beer,” says Budweiser Budvar’s brewing master Adam Brož, Ph.D., MBA. In the past, other beers from Budweiser Budvar were successful in the Monde Selection competition. Budweiser Budvar's Dark Lager has received two gold and one silver medal, so has special beer BUD. In 2011, a gold medal was awarded to Budweiser Budvar Non-Alcoholic Beer.

Monde Selection ranks among the largest and most prestigious international competitions for quality assessment. This 56th year saw a total of 2,965 products of 966 producers from 89 countries register. The world quality evaluation is organized by the Belgian International Quality Institute. The Institute is an independent organization aiming to objectively and professionally assess the quality of products. The awarded medals serve to the consumers as a guarantee of total product quality. As far as beer is concerned, the assessment consists of a professional assessment of sensory properties, laboratory analyses, microbiological tests and the quality of packaging. Twenty parameters were evaluated. The beer tasting was carried out by a panel composed of experts from the brewing industry, university professors and professional tasters. The Belgian Institut Meurice, which is a globally recognized professional organization in the field of brewing and fermentation technology, professionally guaranteed the beer assessment.

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