Schwarzbier ("shvahrts-beer"), is simply German for black beer. It doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily heavy or light in body, although they tend to lean towards light. Unlike other dark beers, like porters or stouts, they are not overly bitter with burnt and roasted malt characteristics that the others tend to depend on. Instead, hops are used for a good portion of the bitterness. Very refreshing and soul lifting beers, they also make a great alternative for the Winter. Especially when you are looking for a lighter beer, but one with depth of colour and taste.

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Name Brewery ABV > Ratings Score
XL Imperial Stout LagerGänstaller-Bräu11.9013.81
Zwei Bäume Im SchwarzwaldRocky Point Artisan Brewers (RPAB)11.0014.25
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.702054.14
The Dark SideIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant9.7074.18
Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierTitletown Brewing Company9.00153.66
Imperial SchwarzbierFat Head's Brewery & Saloon8.9024.03
Black GoatPerrin Brewery8.50804.04
Big Eddy Cherry DoppelschwarzJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.501213.81
Bunyan LoggerShuBrew8.4013
Senor ViejoTwisted X Brewing Company8.20563.89
Tony's Jacket SchwarzbierBackpocket Brewing8.1014
Uber Schwarz IPAWasserhund Brewing Company8.1013.83
YetiBistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises8.1033.49
Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works8.001513.76
After Hours Slovenian Black LagerMotor Row Brewing8.0024
Play With FireUnfiltered Brewing8.0023.83
Star DestroyerEcliptic Brewing8.00113.95
Hrungnir's HjerteHammerHeart Brewing Company7.8084.06
Darker AgesNorth Country Brewing7.8013.56
Dark HelmetStewart's Brewing Co.7.7033.52
Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial SchwarzbierStoudts Brewing Co.7.6033.93
VikingSchlossbrauerei GmbH Fürstlich-Drehna7.6013
Imperial SchwarzbierStoudts Brewing Co.7.60213.81
Dark HammerIndustrial Arts Brewing Company7.6084.05
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.601204.06
Biržiečių JuodasisAB "Kauno Alus"7.5013.12
Narragansett Lovecraft Series - Unnamable Black LagerNarragansett Brewing Co.7.50233.98
McNeill's Troll Black BeerMcNeill's Brewery7.50143.7
SchwarzbierDaredevil Brewing Co.7.5000
Twist Of CainShort's Brewing Company7.50763.91
Black MambaLiquid Riot Bottling Company7.5013.75
SpezialBayern Meister Bier7.5014.47
Fishin' In The DarkCapital Brewery7.50353.67
Schwarz Side Barrel Aged Black LagerStoneface Brewing Co.7.5000
Donkere DagenBrouwerij Eanske7.5023.5
Midnight Run Imperial Dark LagerHideout Brewing Company7.4033.35
St. Georgenbräu Schwarz BockSt. Georgenbräu7.3033.84
Wild Oats Series No. 23 - Dark HelmütBeau's All Natural Brewing Company7.30563.86
Kuhnhenn Penny BlackKuhnhenn Brewing Company7.2543.62
There's A Fine Line Between Stupid And CleverPratt Street Ale House7.2024.07
Sex PantherDenizens Brewing Co.7.2063.65
Jinx RemoverFall Brewing Company7.2000
Tettnanger Coronator DunkelBrauerei Und Gasthof Zur Krone7.2014.5
Decadent EclipseNeighborhood Beer Co.7.2024.05
Kyritzer Mord Und TotschlagKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH7.20574.04
SchwartbierRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)7.0000
DotslashBinary Brew Works7.0000
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.003454.03
Black IPLSaint Archer Brewing Co.7.0043.36
Double Black LagerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)7.00873.91
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