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Black Bavarian - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Black BavarianBlack Bavarian

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

726 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 726
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 98
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.86% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bronze Medal Winner in the European Darks category at the 1988 Great American Beer Festival (GABF).

(Beer added by: xlperro on 04-23-1998)
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JayQue

Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with no light showing through except a ruby glow at the very bottom of the glass. Medium size tan head with good retention. Wispy patterns of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is outstanding. Stout like smells of chocolate and caramel malt. Big aroma for a lager, a lot more than a little roasted malt.

Taste is strong and delicious as well. The chocolate malt starats out strong, but eventually is absorbed into sweeter caramel malt. A touch of hoppiness in the taste but just for a little balance.

Mouthfell is rich and creamy. Does not seem like a typical Schwarzbier/Lager. It is crisp and refreshing but the rich malty profile is more like a Stout than a lager,

This is a tasty beer, fully deserving of the high rating it gets on BA.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 01:37:53 | More by JayQue
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WI-Beer-Man

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-23-2014 23:09:36 | More by WI-Beer-Man
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-22-2014 20:57:57 | More by green_plastic
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Hrodebert

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-22-2014 02:40:16 | More by Hrodebert
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fuzzbalz

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-21-2014 18:45:28 | More by fuzzbalz
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Troy_P

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-20-2014 01:42:14 | More by Troy_P
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-19-2014 00:05:31 | More by freewill35
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-17-2014 01:42:24 | More by rudabegga9
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass

Black, deep chocolate brown in color. No light passes through. Pours a 1/2 finger dense taupe foam cap.

Aroma of sweet malts.toffee,caramel, chocolate, coffee.

Sips sweetness on the front of the tongue. Toffee, raisins,coffee, chocolate.

Smooth , low carbonation . Whisper of bitterness at the end that quickly fades.

Highest rated beer in found in the cooler of an out of town beer dispensary. Good choice, repeatable. Good beer

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 01:35:49 | More by WunderLlama
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slayernation

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-15-2014 00:36:55 | More by slayernation
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Dief88

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-11-2014 21:53:43 | More by Dief88
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 7/10/14. Comes in a nice 16 ounce bottle. Contains right at 6% ABV as written on the side of the label. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 16 ounce 'Texas Boot' glass.

Pours very dark reddish-brown, almost black really, with about a 1-finger beige head that lasts a long time with some spotty lacing seen around the glass. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malt for the most part. The taste has more going on with toffee, caramel, molasses with light coffee. Lots of flavors going on but not overwhelming like some others. Smooth taste with just a very slight bitterness at the end that didn't linger. Overall very pleasing. I like this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 23:08:27 | More by BeerWithMike
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WwLoganxX

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-08-2014 19:57:26 | More by WwLoganxX
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michaelsmith11

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-07-2014 23:13:31 | More by michaelsmith11
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12ozfan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-07-2014 00:34:59 | More by 12ozfan
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-06-2014 23:48:24 | More by ffshore545
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-06-2014 06:38:34 | More by ThaHealer
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-05-2014 20:29:50 | More by ParkbrauFan
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-03-2014 17:07:12 | More by hansenm72
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Skelton

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-03-2014 02:14:03 | More by Skelton
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dongolata

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-30-2014 19:43:12 | More by dongolata
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BoilerUpNavy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-28-2014 13:27:22 | More by BoilerUpNavy
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown body with good head and minor lace retention. Aroma is roasted malts and grainy lager like with touches of caramel and dark chocolate. The beer is smooth and easy to drink with balance of roasted malts and chocolate/caramel sweetness and finishes dry. This would've received a higher score but for some reason at times I get this weird oily aftertaste which I assume must be something only I have encountered b/c it doesn't make sense.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 20:58:25 | More by clayrock81
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-23-2014 13:03:36 | More by Gotti311
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-21-2014 00:28:13 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Black Bavarian from Sprecher Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.