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: 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
Ratings:
919
Reviews:
482
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
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139
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98
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought a single bottle of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $1.79 in early 2011.

Pours a very dark brown/black color with a long lasting head of light brown foam. Scent is interesting with a mixture of malts with hints of cocoa and coffee. Taste is very robust with roasted and carmel malts, little bit of cocoa, and a little bit of a nutty aftertaste. Has a very nice texture and the taste lasts well after the swallow. Erupts the taste buds very nicely. Makes for a very good slowing drinking beer as it's not something you should consider chugging down.

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

Poured from a bottle into a nonic tumbler.

Appearance is black as death with a head that recedes quickly leaving a ring of lace.

Aroma is dark roasted malt with a little chocolate.

Flavor is straight up sweet caramel and dark roasted malt. Chocolate with a touch of raisin. Deep, dark malts that are so darkly roasted they sting the tongue a bit. The sweetness is very well balanced, this is a smooth brew that melds all flavors well. Fruitcake and dark rum with a small bit of alcohol.

Moluthfeel is creamy. Carbonation is nice and soft with enough bubbles to balance the sweetness.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint Bottle
$6.49 4-Pack
Herman's Package Liquor

This beer poured the darkest shade of brown you can get before it turning to black. Deep dark mahogany edges where the light actually manages to fight it's way through. A one finger creamy mocha cap sits up top after the pour and fades down to a solid creamy cap. This beer looks relly nice on the pour.

The smell invites you in for that first sip. Lots of dark creamy malts. That's right, this beer actually smells creamy. Along with the dark malt there is a hint of molasses and even hazelnut. On top of all that there's a drop or two of cream/milk. Makes my mouth water on this cold evening.

Mmm.. all the aromas are right there in the taste. Starts of doughy and bready for the backbone. The hazelnut and cream both make an appearence and blend nicely. On the swallow I pick up the smallest touch of licorice/anise. Nice touch of accidity. Packed with flavor. For this style Black Bavarian is about as good as I've sampled.

Medium body that gets thinner as it works its way through my mouth. Creamy and smooth. Finishes dry. Nicely done.

On a cold night this could be sipped the whole night through. The lower abv allows you to drink all night. Very easy going down.

This is an excellent made beer from Sprecher. I've seen this around but always passed it by for some reason. I'm sorry that I didn't try it sooner. Great example of the style. Loaded with flavor.

Reviewed: 2/4/07

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Black Bavarian Style Lager from Sprecher Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 919 ratings.
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