Pardál Echt Pale Lager from Budweiser Budvar Brewery was awarded a bronze medal in the 12th “European Beer Star”. The results of this prestigious competition were presented at the important brewing fair BrauBeviale in Nuremberg yesterday.
“It is a huge success as the competition was big and the judges particularly experienced. At the same time, it is a tribute to all drinkers who participated in fine-tuning the qualities of Pardál Echt lager in 2009,” says Budweiser Budvar’s brewing master Adam Brož, Ph.D., MBA, who accepted the prize in person. Pardál Echt Pale Lager has already won three medals at prestigious international competitions, the most valuable being a bronze medal from the world's largest and most renowned competition World Beer Cup 2014. In 2010, Pardál Echt was awarded a gold Monde Selection medal.
About the “European Beer Star” competition
A high level of expertise and professionalism of the competition is guaranteed by the organizers, i.e. Private Brauereien Deutschland e.V., Private Brauereien Bayern e.V and the Association of Small and Independent Breweries in Europe. 1,957 beer brands from 45 countries entered the competition this year, being divided into 55 categories. Medals were awarded by 115 jurors from among brewing masters, beer sommeliers and other experts from 27 countries. During blind tasting, the jury primarily evaluated parameters important for ordinary consumers, such as the visual impression, beer head, aroma and flavour.
Pardál Echt lager basic parameters:
Gravity: 11.3 %
Bitterness: higher (33 IBU)
Colour: deep amber (15 EBC)
Tang: medium–4.9 g CO2 / litre - makes the beer very easy to consume
Quality ingredients: 3 types of Moravian malt, Saaz area hops (contains no hop extracts), water from artesian wells