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:
920
Reviews:
483
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
99
For Trade:
1
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reasonable head but it leaves very little lace on the glass (a couple of spots). Deep dark brown but light shines through.

Mild powdered cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate to the nose. There's a touch of sweetness, too.

The taste is more "dark" as if there is a small amount of black patent barley. No sweetness here. Pretty rich body for the style. Good carbonation. Easy to drink and relatively smooth. Short but chocolaty aftertaste.

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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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1.12/5  rDev -72.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tasted like the ashes from a cigar

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color with little light seeping through. A fingernail of khaki colored head covers the majority of the top of the beer. The aroma is of sweet dark malt,molasses,and a hint of smoke. The flavor is packed with sweet and gently smoked sweet dark malt. The mouth is thick, silky, and viscous. This has a ton of flavor and body for a lager!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Black Bavarian Style Lager from Sprecher Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 920 ratings.
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