Cisk Lager, launched in Malta in 1928, is a golden-coloured, bottom-fermented lager with a distinctive and well-balanced character. Its rich hop aroma and pleasant bitterness, combined with a mild astringency, make it an outstanding thirst-quencher. Its alcohol content is 4.2%. International Awards: 1980 - Dual championship recognition during the Brewex Competition held in the UK when it had been awarded gold medals for both the "Lager" and the "Best Overall" categories. 1995 - Top prize in the International Lager Category at the 1995 Australian Beer Awards and was presented with the Pfizer Food Science Trophy for the lager obtaining the highest number of votes in the same competition. 2005 - Prestigious second placing in the International Lager Competition category, Class 1, of The Brewing Industry International Awards 2005. These awards are popularly known as the "oscars of the brewing industry", and were previously known as The Burton Competition. 2007 - World"s Best Standard Lager title by Beers of the World - an international consumer beer magazine, written by the world’s leading beer writers.