5 Typical Czech Beverages

The most popular beverage to accompany a Czech meal is the national czech beer, it is definitely the most popular Czech.  If you are visiting the Czech Republic, you really should try Czech beer which you can buy everywhere and some restaurants offer tasting of more beer types.  The Czech Republic has a lot of delicious beers to offer because around whole country are many breweries. Czech people really love their beer.  Beer has a very long tradition here, it tastes delicious and it is not expensive.  Many times, the cheapest thing you can drink in the Czech Republic is beer, often as cheap as it would be to purchase a soda or juice, especialy in the center of Prague. And if you do not consume too much beer, it can has benefits for your health, thanks to it is rich in Vitamin B.  Many people consume beer before noon or after lunch, it says that after food it help to your digestion.

1. Beer

You can find many popular brands, but the most consumed beers are Pilsner Urquell, Budweisser, Gambrinus and Staropramen.  Then there is Kozel (the name means he-goat in Czech). Staropramen is beer from Prague. Home-town favorite, brewed in the Smíchov district, has a light, fruity flavor. It owes its popularity as much to marketing as it does to local enthusiasm, so in Prague you can find restaurants who offer only this brand. Another tasty beer is Pilsner Urquell which is the best-known Czech beer on the international market which comes from  Plzeň, which is 80 km  southwest of Prague. This beer is typical for a strong, hoppy flavor. Krušovice, the Krušovice brewery, established by Rudolph II, produces this sweet and somewhat flat beer. There is also dark variety of beer. Budweiser is brewed in the town of České Budějovice which are on the South of country. Velkopopovický Kozel beer is very strong, smooth beer, often considered the world’s finest. Gambrinus is favourite beer which is the best-selling one in the country, comes in both light and dark varieties. Bernard is unpasteurized beer with a distinct, bitter-sweet flavor and a hoppy aroma. Herold is beer actually brewed by Americans in Bohemia. The centuries-old recipe produces a caramel, malty brew. Braník, another Prague beer is made with actual river water from the Vltava, giving it its distinct flavor.

2. Becherovka

In Czech are also different kinds of beverage as a Becherovka which is an herbal liquor from Karlovy Vary. This liquor is traditionally made out of several secret plants. It is said to aid in digestion and to contain medicinal properties. Is recomended to drink becherovka especially after meal.

3. Slivovice

Slivovice is another type of alcoholic beverage made from plums. Nowadays you can find also other varieties of this type of drink that are made of different fruits and come in aromas like pears, apricot, cherries etc. It is stronger and clearer than herbal liqueurs and very popular especially in Moravia, the North – Eastern part of the Czech Republic.

4. Kofola

If beer does not suit your fancy, you can have a mineral water, a variety of fruit juices, soda or typical Czech kofola (similar to coca-cola). You can see many funny spots in TV about that beverage.

5. Malinovka

Malinovka (raspberries soda) is also non-alcohol drink and it is very famous for children. It is typical drink at every camp and another pubs…

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