Black Bavarian Style Lager | Sprecher Brewing Company

Black Bavarian Style LagerBlack Bavarian Style Lager
BA SCORE
86.3%
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4.04 w/ 921 ratings
Black Bavarian Style LagerBlack Bavarian Style Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.86%

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:
#2,964
Reviews:
484
Ratings:
921
Liked:
795
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
10.64%
Alströms:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
99
Trade:
1
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Photo of Pipmeister
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown almost black with a small amount of light getting through. It has a 2-3 finger tan head that stays and leaves some decent lacing.
The smell. You get roastiness right off the bat with some dark followed up with a slight caramel. Good smelling brew.
The taste is roastiness and chocolate, it has some caramel and nuttiness to it.
Your mind tricks you A's you taste it because your thinking this is going to be thick based on the flavors. But because it is a lager it has a surprising lightness and creaminess to it.
Overall this is a really good beer that has a high drinkability, good stuff.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My laser like focus on the #1 beers for each style has lead me to this, Black Bavarian, the #1 Schwarzbier on beeradvocate. Another bottle from beerwolf77. Poured into my RR tulip.

Beer is dark brown to black with a weak head (even after an aggressive pour). Head breaks quickly leaving a halo of bubbles around the edge of the glass. No lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is nearly nonexistent. Mild roast, that's about all.

Beer tastes better than it looks and smell, fortunately. Its sweet at leadoff and medium bodied. The beer is smooth and creamy with an ashy bitterness at the back of the mouth. Finishes a little dry but not too bad. Overall its a decent beer, but I don't think its my favorite schwartz.

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

Finally a beer from Sprecher that actually impressed me. This beer poured out as a reay nice deep brown color. The head lasts for just about entire time you're drinking the beer. It doesn't leave a lot of lacing but it still survived for a while. The aroma is a really nicely roasted smell was minor hints or chocolate. There wasn't too much of a grassy lager or pilsner aroma which very good. The taste of the beer had a really nice flavor to it. Malty and roasted leaving a dry mouthfeel. Overall I'm very glad to say that I found a brew the I like from Sprecher, finally.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle courtesy of ppoitras...thanks Pete!
Pours a deep brown into an imperial pint. Capped off by a very dense tan head with nice lacing and retention.
Aroma is very malty, bready goodness, toasted malts, and raisins dominate.
Flavor is almost exactly what I would have expected from the nose. Lots of bready and toasted malts, some raisins, dark cherries, and just a little bit of spicy hops.
Overall, a very good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think is a good beer and is a nice little gem for a small brewery.

It poured a black with a fairly big tan head. It smelled of chocolate and coffee and a sweetness that took me off guard a bit. Tasted very good. I got alot of sweetness that tasted like candi sugar, but it was very balanced by the acidity of the coffee and the overall darkness of the beer. Very drinkable and I'd consider a 4-pack of these on the right occasion for sure!

Good job!

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

The beer has a near black body with a soft, creamy, khaki colored head. The aroma brings dark chocolates, roast, charred malt, a bit of dark fruits, bread. Nice flavor. Easy to drink. Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. A touch of molasses in the flavor as well. A solid example of the style. I would drink this again.

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4/5  rDev -1%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black Bavarian Style Lager from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.3% out of 100 with 921 ratings
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