Black Bavarian Style Lager | Sprecher Brewing Company

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Black Bavarian Style LagerBlack Bavarian Style Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sprecherbrewery.com

Style: German Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by xlperro on 04-23-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,339
Reviews:
488
Ratings:
947
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
Wants:
145
Gots:
104
Trade:
1
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Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bucrogers26th
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimboBrews54
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsippel
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Taste: rich, deep dark roasted malts, nutty, sweet, slight oily finish but still pretty clean. Malty toasted malt. Brown/black hue, semi clear, soft foam head and lace. Full but not heavy body.

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Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerisgood69
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cwb14
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeIquiades
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From teh 12 oz bottle in a snifter (like always!). This solid lager pours
a rich blackish brown with ruby highlights and a nice head of light tan foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin light layer, and displays some nice light sudsy lacing.
nose of cocoa, dark roasted malts, subtle light coffee, and light herbal hop notes.
Flavors exceed the nose by presentation with subtle coffee and dark roasted
malts with light cocoa and cola notes that finish with a nice herbal hop
note that brings everything into balance. Very nice mouth feel; medium
carbonation is lively and lightly fluffy, medium body, and a rich roast
laden finish.

Overall a SOLID brew from an excellent brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of unclekeith
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown dish tinged black color. Opaque and shiny. Thin tan head has excellent retention, never fully dissipating.

Aroma has some roasted malts, a hint of cocoa, molasses, a touch of wheat, and a slight spicy hop note on the back end.

Taste has notes of roasted malts, cocoa, tobacco, a touch of whole wheat bread , and a nice spicy hop bitterness on the finish. As the beer warms there is a touch of fruitiness in the taste I suspect coming from the hops.

Feel is medium bodied, smooth and very dry throughout and to the finish. Moderate carbonation.

Overall a really well done schwarzbier - one of the top American offerings and a solid beer all around.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bgarmon3178
4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cyrano41
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle of this off the single shelf at at a grocery store outside of Milwaukee. It poured a nearly opaque rich mahogany amber with ercu head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had chocolate and burnt corn husk appeal. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ericthered121
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rdoggg
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thenameisjohn
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Black Bavarian Style Lager from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 947 ratings