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Black Bavarian - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Black BavarianBlack Bavarian

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

725 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 725
Reviews: 448
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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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-05-2014 05:00:40 | More by SkinniePost
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-29-2014 22:22:54 | More by adriel
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wroberts42

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-23-2014 23:19:35 | More by wroberts42
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

03-22-2014 15:47:58 | More by bacher468
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-15-2014 03:39:29 | More by Beerlover
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-07-2014 03:58:07 | More by threedaggers
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-02-2014 01:52:33 | More by Knoxrb12
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-27-2014 12:09:29 | More by CorgiDad
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-26-2014 17:07:44 | More by JIMTRK16
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Beer_Baron


4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-25-2014 15:57:12 | More by Beer_Baron
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Getalegup

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-24-2014 20:27:40 | More by Getalegup
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-21-2014 16:24:51 | More by Hendrick24
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-20-2014 01:45:47 | More by Gonzoillini
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-20-2014 00:46:25 | More by Hopmarc
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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

02-17-2014 04:07:33 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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Jon_Abbott

Tennessee

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
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Vonstein15

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-11-2014 18:29:13 | More by Vonstein15
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ScottBrianB

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-10-2014 21:20:11 | More by ScottBrianB
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-10-2014 00:14:30 | More by Goldndomer
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mercysbane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-08-2014 23:58:32 | More by mercysbane
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of chocolate, light roast, earthy tones - Dark malt aroma blends well with hops.

The taste is of chocolate, caramel/toffee, light roasted coffee. Tasty hops add a bitter balance in the finish, while allowing it to be appropriately malt-forward.

It is a creamy, exceptionally smooth full-bodied lager.

This is an excellent example of the style. Dark, smooth, well-balanced. Very enjoyable black lager!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 21:26:00 | More by jwc215
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Texas

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

02-04-2014 04:25:53 | More by javlin624
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-03-2014 05:49:23 | More by cmwilliq
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benloho

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-03-2014 05:04:51 | More by benloho
Black Bavarian from Sprecher Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.