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Copper to dark brown lager common in Germany and the Czech Republic but made worldwide. Medium body. Nutty toasted chocolate-like malty sweetness in aroma and flavor. Medium bitterness. Low "noble-type" hop flavor and aroma. In both Germany and Czech dark lagers span a wide range of characters from sweet to dry forming more of a category than a specific style with considerable leeway for the brewer with regards to the character of the beer. This is the biggest reason why they are grouped together despite coming from different traditions and each being made with local ingredients.

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1Calumet Dark 
Rowlands Calumet Brewery
Chilton, Wisconsin
 86  3.77 Find
2Svatý Norbert Tmavé 14° 
Klášterní Pivovar Strahov
Prague, Czech Republic
 152  3.6 Find
3Jihoměstský Tmavý Ležak 14° 
Jihoměstský pivovar s.r.o
Praha 4, Chodov, Czech Republic
 19  3.59 Find
4Herold Černý Ležák (Bohemian / Czech Black Lager) 13° 
Pivovar Herold
Breznice, Czech Republic
 441  3.59 Find
5Gradl Leupser Dunkel 
Brauerei Gradl
Pegnitz-Leups, Germany
 50  3.58 Find
6Heater Allen Dunkel 
Heater Allen Brewing Co.
McMinnville, Oregon
 36  3.57 Find
7Urban Chestnut Dorfbier 
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri
 50  3.57 Find
8U Fleků Flekovský Tmavý Ležák 13° 
Pivovar U Fleků
Prague, Czech Republic
 218  3.57 Find
9Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel 
Brauerei Aying
Aying, Germany
 1137  3.57 Find
10Černokostelecký Černá Svině 13° 
Minipivovar Šnajdr Černokostelecký zájezdní pivovár
Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Czech Republic
 27  3.56 Find
11Metropolitan Arc Welder Dunkel Rye 
Metropolitan Brewing
Chicago, Illinois
 31  3.56 Find
12Maltstrom Dunkel Lager 
Microbrasserie Maltstrom
Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec
 13  3.54 Find
13L'Amčre ŕ Boire LNH 
L’Amčre ŕ Boire
Montreal, Quebec
 22  3.53 Find
14Port Brewing / Bend Hot Rocks Lager 
Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 511  3.52 Find
15Knoblach Schammelsdorfer Dunkles Landbier 
Brauerei Knoblach
Litzendorf-Schammelsdorf, Germany
 32  3.52 Find
16Side Launch Dark Lager 
Side Launch Brewing Company
Collingwood, Ontario
 113  3.52 Find
17Yee-Haw Dunkel 
Yee-Haw Brewing Company
Johnson City, Tennessee
 28  3.49 Find
18Antoš Černé Poupě 12° 
Pivovar Antoš
Slaný, Czech Republic
 24  3.49 Find
19Schell Stag Series #5 - Czech-Style Dark Lager  
August Schell Brewing Company
New Ulm, Minnesota
 20  3.48 Find
20Bürgerbräu Wolnzacher (Nikolausbier) Altfränkisches Dunkel 
Bürgerbräu Wolnzach
Wolnzach, Germany
 89  3.47 Find
21L'Amčre ŕ Boire Elephant Tmavé Pivo  
L’Amčre ŕ Boire
Montreal, Quebec
 16  3.47 Find
22Half Pints Noche De Los Alebrijes 
Half Pints Brewing Co.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
 30  3.47 Find
23Brooklyn Insulated Lager 
Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn, New York
 164  3.47 Find
24Stierberger Hochzeitsbier 
Brauerei Stierberg
Obertaufkirchen, Germany
 16  3.46 Find
25Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel 
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Kelheim, Germany
 740  3.46 Find


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