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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Samuel Adams Black LagerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.742,55483
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.4.803.881,88894
Bohemian Black LagerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.903.451,469-
Xingu Black BeerCervejaria Kaiser4.703.461,33682
Baba Black LagerUinta Brewing Company4.003.781,21787
Black Bavarian Style LagerSprecher Brewing Company5.864.0691890
Session Black LagerFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.403.67914-
Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Brewing Co.5.003.4818-
KCCO Black LagerResignation Brewery5.103.37706-
Mönchshof SchwarzbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG4.904.0367793
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Ales6.004.03633-
Ugly Pug Black LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.503.61493-
Midnight ExpressionPizza Port Solana Beach5.003.9373-
Krušovice CerneKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.3.803.53354-
McSorley's Irish Black LagerPabst Brewing Company5.503.5350-
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.004.04344-
Black LagerDevils Backbone Brewing Company5.103.82328-
Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery5.804.01326-
Kidd LagerThe Fort Collins Brewery4.503.74316-
Insulated Dark LagerBrooklyn Brewery5.603.8730289
Dark HelmetWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.91271-
Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Brauhaus AG4.903.7425996
Krombacher DarkKrombacher Brauerei4.303.49227-
Gordon Biersch SchwarzbierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant4.203.72227-
S1nist0r Black Ale10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.703.59226-
Black ThunderAustin Beerworks5.203.71218-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Brewing Company6.503.97205-
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.704.14204-
Short's Sustenance Black BierShort's Brewing Company6.003.77170-
Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works8.003.7151-
LA-31 Bière NoireBayou Teche Brewery5.253.64136-
Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.504.08131-
Reasonably CorruptGreat Raft Brewing5.503.8812284
Black Radish Dark LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.303.45122-
Blackwing LagerUnion Craft Brewing Company4.903.82121-
B3K Black LagerWynkoop Brewing Company5.503.5112080
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.604.0612090
Big Eddy Cherry DoppelschwarzJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.73119-
Monteith's BlackMonteith's Brewing Co.5.203.56115-
Miner MishapChoc Beer Co. / Pete's Place5.303.55114-
Das SchwarzeDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.66110-
MagnetronMetropolitan Brewing5.504.05110-
Schlafly Sessions Black Lager SchwarzbierThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.61109-
Perrin BlackPerrin Brewery5.803.78108-
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.704.05105-
Saranac Black LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.36104-
Herold Bohemian Black LagerPivovar Herold Březnice A.s.5.203.97101-
StargrazerBauhaus Brew Labs5.003.94100-
Short's Black DiamondShort's Brewing Company5.103.8899-
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