Popiel: Saaz

Smoked Dark Hoppy Wheat Lager

We’re continuing our lager journey and this time we’re releasing something completely out of the ordinary. After several light pilsners, we decided to follow the dark route and brewed a Czech-style dark lager, generously hopped with aromatic Žatec hops. But the thirst for the strange and beautiful forced us to turn from the familiar paths, and we added beech-smoked wheat malt to our dark lager, which revealed interesting character of German smoked lagers from Franconia. Already usual for us, long lagering at low temperatures made it surprisingly balanced, and non-standard ingredients added complexity to the well-known taste of wet soil in the spring forest, the smell of misty evening fires and the pleasant sweet aroma of the first flowers. Na zdraví!

Beer Specs

StyleDark Lager
Series Popiel
Release date 14.04.2023
ABV 5,5%
Traits Single hop, Session
Tare Draft
Flavor smoked, bitter, coffee, roasted, malty, chocolate


Malts Pilsen, Smoked Wheat, Chocolate


Serving temperature 6-8°
Serving glass Pilsner

Flavor Profiles

Crisp / Clean
Hoppy / Bitter
Malty / Sweet
Dark / Roasty
Fruit / Spice
Sour / Funky

Untappd Statistics

Rating 4,04
Total checkins157
Latest checkin 17.11.2023
Updated at 18.05.2024

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