Valmiermuiža Dark Smoked LagerABV5,5%.
As one would expect, the first thing you sense about the fragrance is smoke shadowed by the sweetness of caramel. The
balanced flavour is a subtle interplay of smoked ribs, honey and bitterness of hops. Some joker noted that he’d never enjoyed a liquid sausage before, albeit minus the fat and cumin.
|Beer style||Smoked Dark Lager|
|ALC. VOL.||5,5 %|
|Colour / EBC||38 / rich amber|
|Thickness / °P||14,5|
|Bitterness / IBU||27|
|Hops||'Hallertauer Mittelfruh', 'Hallertauer Nugget' (Germany)|
|Malt||Pilsner, dark caramel and smoked|
|Special||Malt dried in birch wood smoke|
|SERVING TEMPERATURE||+6–7 °C|
|Compatibility||With grilled meat or fish, mushroom sauces,stews and intense cheeses. And try it after a meal as a dessert!|
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Latvians have always not just great singers, but also passionate devotees of smoked food and drink. In days of yore, it was not just slowly smoked pork thighs or wild boar sausages that acquired their special smoky fragrance and flavour in black smokehouses, but also barley meant for beer.
The landlord of Valmiermuiža Brewery was inspired to create a special beer from this smoke-dried barley by his native city of Valmiera, which was founded long ago during the Hanseatic Era, when the league’s trading routes stretched from Novgorod to London. The first smoked beer was brewed in honour of Valmiera’s 730 the anniversary celebrations.
Valmiermuiža dark smoked beer has proved to be so popular that the brewery’s landlord has decided to brew continually, and now it can be found on our shop shelves and fine restaurants throughout the year.
When it comes to brewing Valmiermuiža dark smoked beer, we use malts have stood the test of time: light Pilsner, dark caramel and, of course, special smoked malt, dried over an open flame in birch wood smoke. To attain the beer’s inimitable flavour, we add just one fifth of the total amount of smoked malt — so we only imagine how potent smoked beer was during the Hanseatic Era. We offer you Valmiermuiža dark smoked beer live and unpasteurized.
The beer has a rich amber colour with pale yellow foam.
As one would expect, the first thing you sense about the fragrance is smoke shadowed by the sweetness of caramel. The balanced flavour is a subtle interplay of smoked ribs, honey and bitterness of hops. Some joker noted that he’d never enjoyed a liquid sausage before, albeit minus the fat and cumin…
We recommend serving this beer in Valmiermuiža’s classic (tulip shaped) glass and enjoying it chilled at the temperature ranging from +6 to +7 °C. The beer’s flavour will be accentuated by grilled meat or fish, mushroom sauces, stews and potent cheeses. It should definitely be sampled after a meal as a dessert.