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Dark European Lager - Schwarzbier


A dark German lager that balances roasted yet smooth malt flavors with moderate hop bitterness. The lighter body, dryness, and lack of a harsh, burnt, or heavy aftertaste helps make this beer quite drinkable.

Flavor Profile: Light to moderate malt flavor, which can have a clean, neutral character to a moderately rich, bread-malty quality. Light to moderate roasted malt flavors can give a bitter-chocolate palate that lasts into the finish, but which are never burnt. Medium-low

Ingredients: German Munich malt and/or Pilsner malts for the base, supplemented by a judicious use of roasted malts (such as Carafa types) for the dark color and subtle roast flavors. Huskless dark roasted malts can add roast flavors without burnt flavors. German hop

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Schwarzbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
The Schwarzbier radius
2.5 gal 5.25% 27.64 1.052 1.012
BIAB 3531
Schwarzbier Gordon Strong
23 L 4.94% 24.75 1.050 1.013
All Grain 3207
SchwartzenbierenFahrvergn├╝gen
5.5 gal 5.27% 20.54 1.049 1.009
All Grain 2780
Schwarzbier
12 gal 5.03% 29.55 1.046 1.008
All Grain 2696
Schwarzbier
21 gal 5.22% 28.92 1.051 1.011
All Grain 2238
JZ - German Schwarzbier
23 L 4.83% 29.53 1.047 1.010
BIAB 2204
Black rice lager
24 L 4.06% 24.58 1.040 1.009
All Grain 2064
SCHWARZBIER
50 L 4.69% 28.39 1.048 1.013
Partial Mash 2044
08B1. Schwarzbier
5.5 gal 8.64% 34.03 1.087 1.021
All Grain 1729
Bakke Brygg Schwarzbier 25 L
25 L 4.93% 25.06 1.050 1.012
All Grain 1654

Newest Schwarzbier Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Black Pils
20 L 5.54% 17.61 1.050 1.007
All Grain 22
Schwarzbier
17 L 6.31% 50.55 1.052 1.004
All Grain 43
Light Side Black Lager
76 gal 4.8% 20.48 1.046 1.010
All Grain 37
The Good Old Schwarzbier
10 L 5.07% 29.73 1.048 1.009
extract 23
Dhoo 5 bag batch
800 L 4.72% 25.7 1.046 1.010
All Grain 31
Black Swan
15 gal 5.31% 30.53 1.052 1.011
All Grain 49
#43 Dark Helmet
5.5 gal 4.57% 36.04 1.050 1.015
All Grain 60
Gladfields Schwarzbier
20 L 5.94% 26.34 1.053 1.008
BIAB 60
Mouth Magic
99.2 gal 4.68% 21.81 1.046 1.010
All Grain 47
SCHWARZBIER
55 L 5.62% 23.69 1.051 1.008
All Grain 72

Fermentables Used In Schwarzbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Munich - Light 10L 184 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 29% 5% - 94%
German - Pilsner 174 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 60% 6% - 100%
German - Carafa II 164 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 5% 1% - 16%
American - Chocolate 130 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 4% 1% - 11%
Munich Dark 20L 106 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 28% 2% - 99%
German - Carafa III 103 German Grain roasted malt 535°L
32 5% 1% - 13%
American - Pilsner 95 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 60% 7% - 98%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 76 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 5% 2% - 16%
German - CaraMunich I 52 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 6% 2% - 50%
Munich 48 Grain specialty malt 6°L
37 32% 7% - 83%

Hops Used In Schwarzbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 155 3.75 41% 1% - 100%
Magnum 109 15 34% 4% - 100%
Saaz 97 3.5 46% 5% - 100%
Tettnanger 76 4.5 42% 13% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 54 4 38% 10% - 100%
Perle 51 8.2 47% 5% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 45 3.9 39% 17% - 100%
Hallertau Tradition (Germany) 26 5 39% 1% - 100%
Warrior 19 16 35% 4% - 100%
Northern Brewer 18 7.8 48% 25% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Schwarzbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 8 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 35% 16% - 100%
German - Carafa III 7 German Grain roasted malt 535°L
32 49% 30% - 100%
German - Carafa II 5 German Grain roasted malt 425°L
32 17% 11% - 31%
Crisp Malting - Chocolate Malt 4 GB Grain roasted malt 450°L
32.66 28% 14% - 40%
American - Black Malt 3 American Grain roasted malt 500°L
28 56% 17% - 100%
American - Chocolate 3 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 17% 12% - 24%
United Kingdom - Pale Chocolate 3 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 207°L
33 31% 21% - 36%
Weyermann - Carafa III 3 German Grain roasted malt 525°L
32 28% 19% - 36%
Special B 2 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 26% 24% - 29%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 2 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 25% 23% - 27%

Yeasts Used In Schwarzbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 155 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 47 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 47 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 33 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
White Labs - German Ale/ K├Âlsch Yeast WLP029 29 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 21 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F
Imperial Yeast - L17 Harvest 21 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 70% 50°F 60°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Lutra Kveik OYL-071 13 Omega Yeast Labs Norwegian Ales High Medium 78% 68°F 95°F
Mangrove Jack - Bohemian Lager Yeast M84 11 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a High 78% 50°F 59°F
Lallemand - LalBrew Diamond Lager 10 Lallemand Lagers Low High 80% 50°F 59°F

Other Ingredients Used In Schwarzbier Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 102 Water Agt Boil 17% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 62 Water Agt Boil 59% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 61 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 50%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 61 Water Agt Mash 22% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 60 Water Agt Mash 73% 6% - 100%
Baking Soda 40 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 58%
Chalk 34 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 27 Fining Mash 66% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 22 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 71%
Phosphoric acid 19 Water Agt Mash 72% 0% - 100%

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