German-Style Schwarzbier

Lager - Germany

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 3.8 - 5%
  • IBU: 22 - 30
  • Color:   25 -   30 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.044 - 1.052
  • Final Gravity: 1.010 - 1.016

These very dark brown to black beers have a mild roasted malt character without the associated bitterness. This is not a full - bodied beer, but rather a moderate body gently enhances malt flavor and aroma with low to moderate levels of sweetness. Hop bitterness is low to medium in character. Noble-type hop flavor and aroma should be low but perceptible. There should be no fruity esters. Diacetyl should not be perceived.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.