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Beer Tasting Theme - Dark lagers

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Dark lagers

Asahi Black

Asahi Black
73Crisp but somewhat characterless for a black beer. Not unpleasant by any means but it promises more than it delivers.

Bennett's Classic Black
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

Bennett's Classic Black
83A rich, mellow, ruby-coloured stout that, being fairly sweet, would pair wonderfully well with some creamy desserts.

Bernard Cerne Pivo
Tastingbeers.com Editors Choice - Winner

Bernard Cerne Pivo
An interesting and complex, unpasteurised, fresh-tasting black lager from a family-run Czech brewery.

Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager
Tastingbeers.com Editors Choice - Winner

Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager
80The mellow roasted grain flavours are very enjoyable but it's the crispness and lightness that are the making of this beer.

Kaltenberg Dunkel

Kaltenberg Dunkel
78Quite a challenging dunkel with lots of character, brewed at Prince Luitpold of Bavaria's fairy tale castle.

Krusovice Cerne

Krusovice Cerne
75A tasty but very light-bodied beer, in line with its modest strength.

Köstritzer Schwarzbier

Köstritzer Schwarzbier
78A traditional ‘black beer' with character from the old East Germany, now in the care of Bitburger.

Meantime Union
World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Vienna Red Premium Lager - Winner Tastingbeers.com Editors Choice - Winner

Meantime Union
80A tasty, quaffable and well balanced beer. The Cascade hops are held nicely in check in this Vienna-style lager.

Regent Bohemia Dark Lager

Regent Bohemia Dark Lager
75An enjoyable dark Czech beer that has been available in the UK for a number of years.

Samuel Adams Black Lager

Samuel Adams Black Lager
78Tasty and mellow with plenty of dark malt flavours yet little of the associated bitterness.

Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel

Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel
78A clean and suppable, very nutty beer. This and the Asam Bock bear the ‘Weltenburger Kloster' name, which means they are still produced at the Weltenburg monastery in the world's second oldest brewe...

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