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)4.903.742,55283
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.4.803.881,81594
Bohemian Black LagerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.903.441,452-
Xingu Black BeerCervejaria Kaiser4.703.461,30982
Baba Black LagerUinta Brewing Company4.003.781,17087
Saranac Black ForestMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.711,11096
Session Black LagerFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.403.67899-
Black BavarianSprecher Brewing Company5.864.0689990
Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Brewing Co.5.003.4804-
KCCO Black LagerResignation Brewery5.103.37703-
Mönchshof SchwarzbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG4.904.0365993
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Ales6.004.03631-
Ugly Pug Black LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.503.61481-
Midnight ExpressionPizza Port Solana Beach5.003.9373-
McSorley's Irish Black LagerPabst Brewing Company5.503.5350-
Krušovice CerneKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.3.803.54347-
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.004.04344-
Kidd LagerThe Fort Collins Brewery4.503.74316-
Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery5.804314-
Schwartz BierDevils Backbone Brewing Company5.103.82311-
Dark HelmetWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.91265-
Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Brauhaus AG4.903.7425396
Insulated Dark LagerBrooklyn Brewery5.603.8924489
Gordon Biersch SchwarzbierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant4.203.72223-
Krombacher DarkKrombacher Brauerei4.303.48220-
S1nist0r Black Ale10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.703.59218-
Black ThunderAustin Beerworks5.203.7213-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Brewing Company6.503.97200-
Schell's Chimney SweepAugust Schell Brewing Company5.203.86198-
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.704.15197-
Short's Sustenance Black BierShort's Brewing Company6.003.76168-
Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works8.003.68149-
Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.504.08130-
LA-31 Bière NoireBayou Teche Brewery5.253.66127-
Black Radish Dark LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.303.44121-
B3K Black LagerWynkoop Brewing Company5.503.5211980
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.604.0611790
Big Eddy Cherry DoppelschwarzJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.72115-
Miner MishapChoc Beer Co. / Pete's Place5.303.55113-
Blackwing LagerUnion Craft Brewing Company4.903.77112-
Monteith's BlackMonteith's Brewing Co.5.203.55111-
Schlafly Sessions Black Lager SchwarzbierThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.61108-
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.704.05105-
Das SchwarzeDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.66103-
Reasonably CorruptGreat Raft Brewing5.503.8710384
Saranac Black LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.36103-
Herold Bohemian Black LagerPivovar Herold Březnice A.s.5.203.96100-
Short's Black DiamondShort's Brewing Company5.103.8898-
MagnetronMetropolitan Brewing5.504.0697-
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