Schwarzbier

Schwarzbier

499 beers | 3.482 Avg Score

A dark brown to black German lager, the schwarzbier ("black beer") is suprisingly lighter bodied than its color would suggest. Schwarzbiers, while not weak in malt character, tend to emphasize a hoppy bitterness and often finish somewhat dry and with a medium mouthfeel. Roasted, overly bitter, and sweet flavors do not overrun these beers like in many stouts or porters, although they can display some chocolate, caramel, and light coffee aspects (short of anything "burnt"). Schwarzbiers can be a pretty site to look at with their dark bodies and fairly persistent tan heads.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Samuel Adams Black Lager
MA, United States
106
3.665
Kostritzer Schwarzbier
Germany
71
3.692
Saranac Black Forest
NY, United States
56
3.470
Shiner Bohemian Black Lager (formerly Shiner 97 Bohemian Black Lager)
TX, United States
44
3.445
Dixie Blackened Voodoo
WI, United States
39
3.128
Sprecher Black Bavarian
WI, United States
37
3.722
Kulmbacher Monchshof Schwarzbier
Germany
35
3.516
Guinness Black Lager
Ireland
27
3.140
Fort Collins Kidd Black Lager
CO, United States
24
3.530
Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager
OR, United States
22
3.388
Brick Waterloo Dark
Canada
19
2.586
Asahi Black
Japan
17
3.380
Avery Seventeen
CO, United States
16
3.674
Magic Hat Howl
VT, United States
13
3.275
Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
NV, United States
12
3.400
Rogue Black Brutal
OR, United States
12
3.360
Neuzeller Kloster-Brau Schwarzer Abt (Black Abbot)
Germany
12
2.914
Port Brewing Midnight Expressions Lager
CA, United States
12
3.686
Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager
OR, United States
11
3.721
Herold Black Lager (Cerny Lezák 13%)
Czech Republic
11
3.836