Anonymous: King Wenceslas Dunkel
Dark American Lager - All Grain
• Makes 5 Gallons @ 65% Efficiency
|1.044 - 1.056||1.008 - 1.012||8 - 20||14 - 22||4.20 - 6.00|
Now, always a lager, the Bohemian Dunkel is a rich, dark brew made, like its blond Pilsner cousin, with plenty of very malty base malt as well as aromatic Saaz hops. The brew’s slight residual sweetness is offset by some roastiness from a good addition of chocolate-flavored caramel malt.
The Bohemian Dunkel reveals a more pronounced hop character and roastiness than does the Bavarian Dunkel. It is more reminiscent, in its overall character, of a Schwarzbier. The more robust interpretations might even remind one of a porter. Perhaps the most readily available modern commercial offering of the traditional Czech dark lager in the New World is the Staropramen Cerny by Pivovary Star-opramen of Prague (now a subsidiary of Belgian brewing giant InBev).
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