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Black Bavarian - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

780 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 107
Gots: 38 | 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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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at The Rheinblick in Canandaigua, NY, into a cool branded stein.

Pours a very dark black, at least from what I can tell, with a creamy white head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like chocolate, smoke, some espresso bitterness, and roasted malt. Smells quite inviting, but could be stronger.

This tastes very similar, a good and equal mix of both chocolate, smoke, coffee, and dark roast. It's pretty full tasting for the low ABV, rich and creamy.

This has a very creamy, delicious mouthfeel, with a lower amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

I'd been wanting to try this for a while, it really hit the spot.

GreesyFizeek, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jzlyo, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

jabo134, Oct 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Lewdd, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Johnny_Duck, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

zestar, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

derkfromwi, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

clausr, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Chucker17, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

JDBeerman, Oct 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Westuh, Sep 28, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

ralerwen, Sep 28, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%

Giesch, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jaredtp, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

A: draught, nearly black with small white head

S: dark breast malt

T: sweet black malt, slightly coffee, bitter pine hop finish

M: med lower carb

O: bit non traditional but good

M_C_Hampton, Sep 21, 2014
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Benish, Sep 19, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

JeremyP, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

morrowd3, Sep 08, 2014
Black Bavarian from Sprecher Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.