Black Bavarian Style Lager | Sprecher Brewing Company

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Black Bavarian Style LagerBlack Bavarian Style Lager
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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
Ranking:
#3,365
Reviews:
487
Ratings:
935
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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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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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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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

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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Black Bavarian Style Lager from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 935 ratings