Black Bavarian Style Lager | Sprecher Brewing Company

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Black Bavarian Style LagerBlack Bavarian Style Lager
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4.04/5
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933 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:
#3,326
Reviews:
486
Ratings:
933
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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143
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid black appearance, 1" light tan head. Aroma was a good mix of lagery yeast imparted mild fruitiness and bitter hops.

Hits those hoppy dark beer notes without the excessive roast that less than great black ipas or robust hoppy porters do. The roasting is light, but the two row is ample, allowing a lively bitter hop experience juxtaposed with the dark malts.

One of the better schwarzbiers out there for sure.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jrsqc7
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As black as Akitsa's soleil noir. Forest clearing moon bright notes. Subtle, creeping, lingering. Burnt wood, dying embers, warmth. As good as James Brown's nineteen seventies records, with particular links to "Take a Look at Those Cakes".

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Photo of Tbone2131
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mmoriarty
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delta490
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the bottle deep, deep brown, with only just a hint of light getting through at the bottom of the glass. There is a thin light tan head that hangs on strongest around the rim and leaves some small, mostly soapy lacing. The aroma is rich and malty, with chocolate malts dominating and just a hint of earth. The taste is much the same. There isn't really any characteristics that stand out but the whole of its parts is delicious. Although later on, the smoky quality becomes more pronounced. The body is lighter without being thin and there is just a slight, steady hint of carbonation.

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Photo of Alexrdvz
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrwrightttt
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbratt93
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jspaner
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nagromxer
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichardARoss
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of biteme398
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black Bavarian Style Lager from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 933 ratings