Bohemians are creative dreamers who defy convention. Our Bohemian Pilsner is just that, an unorthodox lager with complex biscuity malt, soft rounded bitterness and a twist of spice from the Hallertau, Hersbrucker and Lublin hops. Treat as an aperitif, amazing with pizza and don’t miss trying it with Thai or Vietnamese food. A crisp and adventurous drop, just perfect for a chilled out session. Bliss!
Short description: crisp and sessionable, a hint of spice
Style: pilsner lager
Malt: two row base Irish malt.
Hops: Hallertau, Hersbrucker, Lublin.
Strength: 4% ABV
Bitterness: 33 IBUs
Colour/appearance: pale gold in the glass, white head.
Aroma: floral, with a hint of pepper.
Flavour: This is light on the palate, clean and delicate, but with plenty of sophisticated flavour. There’s enough bitterness to make it interesting, and a little peppery spice from the hops.
Aftertaste: light on the palate, with a snappy, bitter aftertaste. Very sessionable.
Food pairings: this is the perfect beer to have with pizza, working brilliantly with the tomato sauce and cutting through all that melted cheese. The snappy bitterness is a delightful counterpoint to the sweetness of shellfish – try it as an aperitif, served in champagne flutes, with a half-dozen Irish oysters or even have a glass with some savoury home-popped popcorn.
2017 Blas na hEireann – Bronze
2018 World Beer Awards – Ireland Winner: Czech-Style Pale
Launch Date: first launched in summer 2012. Now core range – always available
Serving temperature: 8 degrees celsius
Availability: 330ml bottles and draught (30L and 50L kegs)
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