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Beer connoisseurs consider that the Czech Republic produces some of the very finest beers in the world. A Czech Pilsner such as Budweiser Budvar 12 %, a Pilsner Urquell, or a Domazlice Purkmistr,takes a heck of a lot of beating.
All these illustrious beers are there to be enjoyed in Prague and other cities in the Czech Republic. There is good news: increasingly great beers like Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser Budvar are obtainable in the United States and most of the countries of Western Europe. Beer drinkers know a good thing when they see it!
In essence Czech beer is of two main types : viz, light (swelte) and dark (cerne). Historically the lights ruled the roost in Prague but in recent years the dark beers have gained somewhat in popularity. There are also a fewflavoured beers as well.
There is more good news about the good news. Beer prices in most pubs in Prague and the rest of the Czech Republic are comparatively inexpensive. There are a few touristy city centre joints which have upped their prices but in traditional taverns you will still be amazed at how cheap Czech beer is.
You will find most of the taverns offer not only outstandingly good bee but also serve hearty,mittel-European fare such as goulash, pork schnitzel,sausages,dumplings and some vegetarian food can often be found.
The Czech Republic,you might be surprised to know, ranks number one in the world for per capita beer consumption. The first beer museum was established there as well. The original pilsner was also first brewed in1842 in Pilsen in the Czech Republic.
If I had to pick the two greatest Czech beers I think I would go for PilsnerUrquell -the pioneer pilsner- and Budweiser Budvar but ask another ten visitors to Prague and you might well get ten different answers. All of the Czech beers,however,are virtually guaranteed to offer a full flavoured smoothness. They will skilfully emphasize the two main flavour components-hops and malt.What better on a hot summer's day than a lovely golden colour beer from a tradional pub in Prague ?