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Gambrinus (pronounced [ˈgambrɪnus]) is a beer brewed in the Czech Republic at the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. It is one of the most popular beers in the Czech Republic. The beer is named after Gambrinus, a legendary king of Flanders known for his mythical brewing abilities. The company was founded in 1869.


Brews of GambrinusEdit

"Climbing can" in Brno
Historical Gambrinus labels

The Gambrinus brews these different types of beer, which are supplied by Plzeňský Prazdroj:

  • Gambrinus Original 10 – the most popular brew of Gambrinus in the Czech Republic which is 4,3% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Plná 12 – a typical 12° pale lager which is 5% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Unpasteurized 10/12 – an unpasteurized pale lager with 4.2/5.2% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Unfiltered Lager – an unfiltered, unpasteurized yeast pale lager with 4.8% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Polotmavá 12 – a semi-dark 12° lager with 5.2% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Dry – a special brew with lowered amounts of sugar with 4.0% ABV.
  • Gambrinus Flavoured – a canned flavored pale beer, Lime&Elderberry/Lemon/Grapefruit.

Other beers marketed under the Gambrinus nameEdit

This brand is used by many other breweries in Germany and Denmark and has been used in the United States. In Mendig (Rhineland-Palatinate) the Gambrinusfest beer festival is held every two years.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Heineken Romania". Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Hoosier Beer History: 1977 Snapshot" "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-07. 

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