Black Bavarian - Sprecher Brewing Company
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Reviews by SamN:
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sprecher Black Barvarian is a very black, lighter bodied lager in the glass. Solid black with crimson and amber highlights to light. Dark mocha brown head is decently thick, doesn't last to long. Handsome and not at all imposing despite it's blackness. Smell is quite aromatic, dominated by roasted grains, coffee, faint molasses, smoke and charcoal/chalk. Dry rich aromas, odorous and mouthwateringly classic Schwarzbier. Taste is dark and light. Mildly bitter burnt malt greets the palette, moving to a very slighty vinegary middle and finishing on coffee, roasty flavors and light flowery hops. Lighter in body, good carbonation levels and it remains a crisper style, despite it's stout-like characteristics. Very drinkable, quite good with grilled meat.
Excellent example of one of my favorite styles of beer. I seriously thought this was from Germany until I reviewed it and saw it's actually from WI. Nice job, cheeseheads!
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2011 21:47:25 | More by SamN
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3.91/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Very dark brown, almost black. Thin, light tan head dissipated quickly and didn't leave much lacing.
S: Toasted malts, smoke, and an earthy bitterness.
T: Beer is sweet with toasted, caramel undertones. Hints of smokiness and earthy hops. Aftertaste lingers and is almost burnt tasting, but not unpleasantly so. Acidity becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.
M: Somewhere between light and heavy. Medium? Definitely not thin, but not quite as thick as I would have liked and expected. Medium carbonation.
O: Delicious. I have a soft spot for black lagers and this didn't disappoint. I really enjoyed its deep bitterness and it's carbonation is more than I am used to since I drink a lot of porters and stouts, so it was very nice for a change.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 23:16:17 | More by Jon_Abbott
Black Bavarian from Sprecher Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.