As much as I enjoy an excellent pale ale, I cannot help but head back for the dark stuff.

While the Original pilsner version of Budvar is probably the best known, fans of darker ales are missing a treat if they have never let its cousin, Budvar Dark, pass their lips.

Declared Best Lager in the World in this year’s World Beer Awards, run by Beers Of The World magazine, Budvar Dark is not too heavy, so is still a refreshing tipple, even should the sun decide to put on its hat.

Enjoying the same brewing cycle as Original, Budvar Dark gets its delicious roasted flavour from being brewed from three types of malt — Munich, caramel and roasted. Absolutely delicious.