Quality Lager Beer recreated following 133-year old Carlsberg authentic recipe

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Being an yeaster or not, tasting a beer made after such an old recipe couldn’t be otherwise than interesting by leaving a different taste in your mouth. It happened to me on Monday night at the tasting ceremony in Bucharest organized by Carlsberg Foundation and United Romanian Breweries Bereprod (URBB).

The first quality lager beer that revolutionized this type of product was back in 1883 thanks to prof. Dr. Emil Chr. Hansen. Now, Carlsberg experts recreated it using an original pure brewery yeast that has surprisingly survived for 133 years in a bottle found in the cellar of the old factory in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Erik Lund Carlsberg brewer master
Erik Lund, Brewer Master at Carlsberg Laboratory

To celebrate 140-year anniversary of Carlsberg Research Laboratories, scientists and brewers have recreated that particular bear using the original recipe, strictly following ingredients and manufacturing technics of 1883.

Nevertheless, the job was not so easy, apparently. “Although nobody believed anymore this is possible, we succeeded in isolating the original pure yeast from the found bottle. At the same time, the whole re-brewing process was very challenging, as we had only one hand of raw materials, so we couldn’t afford making any mistake”, Erik Lund, Brewer Master at Carlsberg Laboratory told the tasting ceremony in Bucharest.

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