Something darker this week – a Slovenian brown beer / dunkel. Pretty good stuff, actually – I was pleasantly surprised.
Hello, this is DrinksAhoy and this… is Beverage Guide Express.
In this episode, we’re covering Lasko Dark.
Lasko Dark, as it name implies, is a dark brown beer – similar to a Dunkel in style.
In its native market, it’s better know as Temno Lasko, and bears the zlatorog on the bottle – a legendary white chamois buck.
As well as the dark variety, Lasko produce a number of other varieties under the same brand – Lasko Club, Eliksir, and an Export Pilsner, to name a few.
The drink is Slovenian in origin, and the brewery dates to 1825.
The Lasko Brewery takes its name from its location: the town of Lasko in eastern Slovenia.
Alcoholic content pushes 6 percent by volume: higher than a typical lager but not atypical for this style.
The beer is very dark: cola-coloured and near completely opaque.
Only lightly carbonated, and with only a slight aroma, one has to taste the drink to open up its more complex flavours.
It’s a well-bodied drink with a rich mix of burnt molasses and caramel, bitter but with a full, pleasant flavour.
Definitely a drink to savour instead of rushing through, the dark liquid conceals an interesting and complex experience.
Should you seek such a beverage: Pour a Lasko, dim the lights… and enjoy the dark.
Thanks for watching, and join me next time for another liquid delight.