Budweiser Budvar Dark Lager B: DARK won third place in the “Golden Beer Seal 2017” competition in the category of “Dark Lager”. The results were announced on Saturday, February 18th at the České Budějovice Exhibition Centre during the 27th International Beer Festival. In this year’s competition the tasters evaluated about 1,000 samples of beer from 200 breweries and micro-breweries in 30 categories.
“I am very happy for having been awarded the medal, since the competition is enormous nowadays and generally, only high-quality samples are enrolled in the competitions,” says Budvar’s sommelier and the author of the dark lager recipe, Aleš Dvořák.
Budweiser Budvar B: DARK has received a number of awards from abroad, most notably a bronze medal in the “2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship”, two gold medals in the Monde Selection competition (2010 and 2011) and especially the title “World Best Lager” awarded by the British magazine “Beers of the World” in 2007. Since 2006, the dark lager has also received eleven medals from the Czech Beer Friends’ Association.
Budweiser Budvar Dark Lager B: DARK has been brewed since 2004 using four kinds of barley malt (Czech, Munich, caramel and roasted) and whole Saaz hops. “Our lager was one of the first bringing a drier roasted flavour and higher bitterness to the domestic market in the category of dark beers," adds Aleš Dvořák. This lager is characterized by a very dark colour, a dry and slightly bitter caramel flavour without dominant sweetness and a delicate aroma of roasted malt and coffee. The alcohol content is 4.7% by volume. Its flavour is well suited for women as well. Besides the Czech Republic, it is also sold in other countries, such as Germany, Russia, the UK and Finland.