Black Bavarian Style Lager | Sprecher Brewing Company

Black Bavarian Style LagerBlack Bavarian Style Lager
BA SCORE
4.04/5
924 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:
#2,986
Reviews:
484
Ratings:
924
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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143
Gots:
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Photo of madtowndmb1
4/5  rDev -1%
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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Photo of Huhzubendah
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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Photo of BeerWithMike
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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

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Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown color with a tan head that reduces to a thin layer, yet leaves some nice lacing.

Nutty, chocolatey and earthy with a fair amount of sweetness and some roastiness.

Roasty malts with nutty and chocolate notes. Pretty deep roast with a light burnt sugar sweetness. Chocolate and coffee with a bit of bitterness in the finish.

Carbonation is right on and is mostly soft. Medium bodied with a lightly dry finish.

A very nice beer and spot on for the style. A good all around beer that drinks easily.

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

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Photo of daledeee
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice American Schwartz-type beer. Pours a nice dark color with a decent head.

Smells of roasted malt coffee and chocolate. The taste follows right along. Decent carbonation and malt up front. Malt and chocolate and coffee in the taste. Good mouthfeel. I don't like drinking this too cold. It actually tastes better as it rests in the glass.

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Photo of Mouser55
4/5  rDev -1%

Very even balanced Schwarzbier. Certainly has the light to light-med. body with the moderate level of roasted malted sweetness. A-very dark brown to black, except when held to the light where it turns a very dark red. A single finger of tan, caramel head that remains throughout, even if very faint near the bottom of the glass. S-very roasty, pretty well burnt, toasty malt aromas. T-really awesome combo of the roasted malty nuttiness with an under abundant very dark chocolate bitter finish. I didnt get a whole bunch in the way of hoppy bitterness or earthiness.O-fantastic, well balanced Scwarzbier, by well balanced I mean not too sweet or over-roasted bitter. A really tasty, lighter bodied "blackbier"

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

Black Bavarian Style Lager from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 924 ratings
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