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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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1Seinsheimer Dunkles Kellerbier 
Seinsheimer Kellerbräu
Seinsheim, Germany
 15  3.94 Find
2Gradl Leupser Dunkel 
Brauerei Gradl
Pegnitz-Leups, Germany
 60  3.6 Find
3Herold Černý Ležák (Bohemian / Czech Black Lager) 13° 
Pivovar Herold
Breznice, Czech Republic
 445  3.6 Find
4Jihoměstský Tmavý Ležak 14° 
Jihomestský pivovar s.r.o
Praha 4, Chodov, Czech Republic
 19  3.59 Find
5Svatý Norbert Tmavé 14° 
Klášterní Pivovar Strahov
Prague, Czech Republic
 155  3.59 Find
6Šnajdr Černá Svině 13° 
Minipivovar Šnajdr Cernokostelecký zájezdní pivovár
Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Czech Republic
 33  3.59 Find
7Heater Allen Dunkel 
Heater Allen Brewing Co.
McMinnville, Oregon
 37  3.58 Find
8U Fleků Flekovský Tmavý Ležák 13° 
Pivovar U Fleku
Prague, Czech Republic
 225  3.57 Find
9Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel 
Brauerei Aying
Aying, Germany
 1174  3.57 Find
10Urban Chestnut Dorfbier 
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri
 53  3.56 Find
11Vrooden Dunkel 
Brasserie Vrooden
Granby, Quebec
 12  3.56 Find
12Metropolitan Arc Welder Dunkel Rye 
Metropolitan Brewing
Chicago, Illinois
 31  3.56 Find
13Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel Unfiltriert 
Brauerei Aying
Aying, Germany
 14  3.55 Find
14Kláštorný Ivan 14° 
Kláštorný pivovar
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
 12  3.53 Find
15Side Launch Dark Lager 
Side Launch Brewing Company
Collingwood, Ontario
 123  3.53 Find
16L'Amère à Boire LNH 
Brasserie Artisanale L'Amère à Boire
Montréal, Quebec
 22  3.53 Find
17Port Brewing / Bend Hot Rocks Lager 
Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 511  3.52 Find
18Mabrasserie PILŽ Tmavé 
MaBrasserie - Coopérative Brassicole
Montréal, Quebec
 11  3.52 Find
19Yee-Haw Dunkel 
Yee-Haw Brewing Company
Johnson City, Tennessee
 38  3.51 Find
20Knoblach Schammelsdorfer Dunkles Landbier 
Brauerei Knoblach
Litzendorf-Schammelsdorf, Germany
 42  3.51 Find
21Bierschmiede Rotglut 
Steinbach am Attersee, Austria
 17  3.51 Find
22Maltstrom Dunkel Lager 
Brasserie Artisanale Maltstrom
Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec
 18  3.5 Find
23Antoš Černé Poupě 12° 
Pivovar Antoš
Slaný, Czech Republic
 28  3.49 Find
24Richtár Jakub Tmavá Katarína 13° 
Minipivovar Richtár Jakub
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
 11  3.48 Find
25L'Amère à Boire Éléphant Tmavé Pivo  
Brasserie Artisanale L'Amère à Boire
Montréal, Quebec
 17  3.47 Find


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