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ABK

ABK
Schwarz Black Lager

Category: Black Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 4.9%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

ABK
Schwarz Black Lager

Category: Black Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 4.9%
Pale mahogany color. Aromas of chocolate covered dried cassis with a supple, bright, effervescent, fruity thin body and a smooth, relaxed carob cookie and glazed sweet potato finish. An easy-drinking black beer with a light-on-its-feet style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered dried cassis
Taste Flavor: carob cookie and glazed sweet potato
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef Sandwich, Meat Loaf, Muenster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking black beer with a light-on-its-feet style.

The Producer or Importer

ROKiT Drinks

The Producer or  Importer
17383 Sunset Blvd. #A300
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
USA
1 -610-360-5493

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Black Beer

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Black beers, or schwartzbiers, are dark brown to black in color and range in alcohol from 4-5%. These beers feature a bitter chocolate, roasted malt note and a rounded character. Hop accents are generally low. Black beers originated in eastern Germany, but are brewed in markets ranging from Japan to the US today. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Samuel Adams Black Lager, Guinness Black Lager and Rogue Chateau Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager.