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Schell’s Stag Series No. 5: Czech-style Dark Lager

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.

Info/Flavor Profile
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


  1. beachscrat says:

    Let’s all just agree right now to drink boat loads of this stuff, and then convince them to put it on permanent rotation. That way Berg and crew will have to do Bohemian Pilsner decoction mashes all the time 😉

  2. Duke says:

    Carabohemian? Yes please. Oh, and yes to making our friends at Schells undergo frequent decotion mashes. And thanks Ted for driving us home from Bockfest! Like I needed another reason to dig you guys.

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