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Style: Schwarzbier
 
Style Information
Schwarzbier is a German style of "black beer" that uses lager yeast. The aroma and taste usually include subtle hints chocolate or coffee. The feel should be somewhat thin. ABV should be in the lower range around 3% to 6%.

From Wikipedia:

"Schwarzbier, or 'black beer', is a German dark lager beer. It has an opaque, black color and a full, chocolatey or coffee flavor. Although they share some similar flavors, they are milder tasting and less bitter than British stouts or porters, owing to the use of lager rather than ale yeast and no roasted barley."

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
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Top Consumed Schwarzbier
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Köstritzer Schwarzbier by Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei (Bitburger)22
2. Köstritzer Schwarzbier by Kostritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.18
3. Howl by Magic Hat Brewing Company10
4. Chatoe Rogue First Growth - Dirtoir Black Lager by Rogue Ales Brewery - Brewers on the Bay9
5. Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance Black Beer by Short's Brewing Company9
6. Shiner 97 Bohemian Black Lager by Spoetzl Brewery8
7. Schwarzbier by Schlafly Beer6
8. Midnight Expressions Lager by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company6
9. Schwarzbier by Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, The6
10. Black Lager by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)6

Top Reviews Schwarzbier
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Smoke & Dagger by Jack's Abby Brewing92
2. Schwarzbier by Baron Brewing92
3. Coco Pils by Willimantic Brewing Co.90
4. Schwartzenheimer by Dave's Brew Farm86
5. Schwarzbier by Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, The85
6. Black Bavarian by Sprecher Brewing Company82
7. Wild Dog Schwarz by Flying Dog Brewery82
8. Midnight Expressions Lager by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company81
9. Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance Black Beer by Short's Brewing Company80
10. Feuerwehrmann Schwarzbier by Pennichuck Brewing Company78