FRIDAY, 27 MARCH 2009
CERNÁ HORA to seek PGI status
An application has been made to seek Protected Geographical Indication status for CERNÁ HORA Czech beer. According to the description in the Official Journal this morning,
"The light beer is medium to highly attenuated, golden yellow to golden brown in colour, good head with strong bite, medium to full-favoured, with a clean flavour of malt and hops, and hoppy aroma. The fullness of flavour is mainly due to the presence of unfermented residual extract, characterised by a difference between apparent and real attenuation. A very faint yeasty or fruity (ester) taste and aroma is permitted. The low intensity of the whole aroma is indicative of the relatively low content of unwanted fermentation by-products. The beer is medium to high in bitterness, and has a slight to mild harshness, with longer finish.
The dark beer is medium to highly attenuated, reddish to red-brown in colour with good head, pleasantly hoppy taste and aroma. It has a medium bite and a typically full flavour, owing to the difference between apparent and real attenuation and to the unfermentable compounds in the raw materials. Caramel and treacle are admissible by-flavours".
Posted by: Jeremy Phillips @ 09.06
Tags: PGI application,