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chwarzbier, or black beer, is a dark lager made in Germany.

[1] They tend to have an opaque,


black colour with hints of chocolate or coffee flavours, and are generally around 5% abv. [2] They
are similar to stout in that they are made from roasted malt, which gives them their dark colour.
[2]

Contents
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1Characteristics

2History

3Examples

4References

5External links

Characteristics[edit]
Schwarzbiers are made using a cool fermentation method, which classes them as lager,
though historically warm fermentation was used. The alcohol content usually ranges from 4.1%
to 5%. They get their dark colour from the use of particularly dark malts or roast malt extract in
brewing. The malt, in turn, gets its colour during the roasting procedure.

History[edit]
The roots of schwarzbier lie in Thuringia and Saxony. The oldest known black beer
is Braunschweiger Mumme, ("Brunswick Mum") brewed since the Middle Ages (the first
documented mention is from 1390 in Braunschweig.[3] The earliest documented mention in
Thuringia is of Kstritzer brewery from 1543, a brewery which later started producing
schwarzbier and still produces it today. The present-day East Germany has many unique
varieties of this style from regional breweries.

Examples[edit]
Modern schwarzbiers include: Bauhaus Brew Labs' Stargrazer, Kstritzer, Capital Brewery
Fishin' In The Dark, Eibauer, Krombacher Dark, Kaiserdom Dark, Mnchshof
Schwarzbier, Shiner Bohemian Black Lager, Guinness Black Lager, and Full Sail Session
Black Lager.
Dark Czech lagers (Czech ern), like Budvar Dark, can serve as a closely related style.

References[edit]
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1. Jump up^ Charles Bamforth (2009). Beer: Tap into the Art and
Science of Brewing. Oxford University Press. p. 86.
2. ^ Jump up to: The Oxford Companion to Beer. Oxford
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University Press. 2011. p. 718.

3. Jump up^ "Schwarzbier die dunkelste deutsche Biersorte" (in


German). German Agricultural Society. Retrieved 3 June 2016.

External links[edit]
TheFoamingHead's Saranac Black Lager

Sam Adams Black Lager

Paddock Wood Beer

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