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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
Samuel Adams Black LagerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.902,6513.7
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.4.801,9383.91
Bohemian Black LagerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.901,4743.44
Xingu Black BeerCervejaria Kaiser4.701,3583.48
Baba Black LagerUinta Brewing Company4.001,2463.77
Saranac Black Forest Black BeerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.501,1453.73
HowlMagic Hat Brewing Company4.609763.66
Black Bavarian Style LagerSprecher Brewing Company5.869274.04
Session Black LagerFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.409183.68
KCCO Black LagerResignation Brewery5.107063.37
Mönchshof SchwarzbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG4.906854.03
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Ales6.006344.01
Ugly Pug Black LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.505063.63
Midnight ExpressionPizza Port Solana Beach5.003733.88
Krušovice CerneKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.3.803593.56
McSorley's Irish Black LagerPabst Brewing Company5.503523.5
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.003454.03
Black LagerDevils Backbone Brewing Company5.103403.83
Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery5.803363.99
Insulated Dark LagerBrooklyn Brewery5.603073.84
Dark HelmetWestbrook Brewing Co.6.002763.83
Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Brauhaus AG4.902603.77
Krombacher DarkKrombacher Brauerei4.702373.45
S1nist0r Black Ale10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.702283.65
Gordon Biersch SchwarzbierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant4.202273.69
Black ThunderAustin Beerworks5.202203.73
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.702064.14
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Brewing Company6.502064.03
Short's Sustenance Black BierShort's Brewing Company6.001733.77
Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works8.001523.77
Reasonably CorruptGreat Raft Brewing5.501373.87
Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.501363.94
LA-31 Bière NoireBayou Teche Brewery5.251363.59
Blackwing LagerUnion Craft Brewing Company4.901273.84
Black Radish Dark LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.301253.39
Perrin BlackPerrin Brewery5.801223.73
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.601204.06
B3K Black LagerWynkoop Brewing Company5.501193.5
Monteith's BlackMonteith's Brewing Co.5.201183.59
Miner MishapChoc Beer Co. / Pete's Place5.301143.57
Das SchwarzeDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.901133.71
MagnetronMetropolitan Brewing5.501124.03
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.701103.98
Schlafly Sessions Black Lager SchwarzbierThe Schlafly Tap Room5.001093.64
StargrazerBauhaus Brew Labs5.001053.85
Saranac Black LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.501043.35
Herold Bohemian Black LagerPivovar Herold Březnice A.s.5.201023.97
Short's Black DiamondShort's Brewing Company5.10993.73
Von Trapp Trosten Lagervon Trapp Brewing5.60924
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