Number 5 in Schell’s Stag Series is being brewed today. They refer to it as a Czech-Style Dark Lager. Look for it in April. details from Schell’s below:
The Czechs are famous for the golden lagers of Pilsen and Budweis, but also have a history of dark versions. While some have a dark red hue, and are typically identified as “garnet”, there are also versions that are closer to black with a rich, spicy flavor. The most famous in that vein is the house beer at U Fleku, the 15th-century brewpub in Prague, and oldest brewpub in the world.
Stag Series #5 is modeled after the famous dark lagers of Bohemia. Our version features dark bread and caramel flavors that are accentuated by a decoction mash, and balanced by the spicy Saaz hops.
Malts: Floor malted Bohemian Pilsner, Light Munich, Caramunich, Carabohemian, Carapils
Bittering Hops: Saaz
Aroma Hops: Saaz
• Original Gravity: 14.0 Plato
• 5.7% Alcohol By Volume
• 30 International Bitterness Units
• 50 SRM
• Serve in a becker pint or glass