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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
 90  3.77 Find
2Gradl Leupser Dunkel 
Brauerei Gradl
Pegnitz-Leups, Germany
 47  3.6 Find
3Svatý Norbert Tmavé 14° 
Klášterní Pivovar Strahov
Prague, Czech Republic
 150  3.6 Find
4Jihoměstský Tmavý Ležak 14° 
Jihoměstský pivovar s.r.o
Praha 4, Chodov, Czech Republic
 19  3.59 Find
5Herold Černý Ležák (Bohemian / Czech Black Lager) 13° 
Pivovar Herold
Breznice, Czech Republic
 448  3.59 Find
6Černokostelecký Černá svině 13° 
Minipivovar Šnajdr Černokostelecký zájezdní pivovár
Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Czech Republic
 22  3.57 Find
7Urban Chestnut Dorfbier 
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri
 47  3.57 Find
8U Fleků Flekovský Tmavý Ležák 13° 
Pivovar U Fleků
Prague, Czech Republic
 214  3.57 Find
9Heater Allen Dunkel 
Heater Allen Brewing Co.
McMinnville, Oregon
 36  3.57 Find
10Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel 
Brauerei Aying
Aying, Germany
 1134  3.56 Find
11Metropolitan Arc Welder Dunkel Rye 
Metropolitan Brewing
Chicago, Illinois
 31  3.56 Find
12Port Brewing Hot Rocks Lager 
Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 511  3.52 Find
13Knoblach Schammelsdorfer Dunkles Landbier 
Brauerei Knoblach
Litzendorf-Schammelsdorf, Germany
 27  3.51 Find
14L’Amčre ŕ Boire LNH 
L’Amčre ŕ Boire
Montreal, Quebec
 21  3.51 Find
15Side Launch Dark Lager 
Side Launch Brewing Company
Collingwood, Ontario
 112  3.51 Find
16Maltstrom Dunkel Lager 
Microbrasserie Maltstrom
Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec
 11  3.51 Find
17Schell Stag Series #5 - Czech-Style Dark Lager  
August Schell Brewing Company
New Ulm, Minnesota
 20  3.48 Find
18Bürgerbräu Wolnzacher (Nikolausbier) Altfränkisches Dunkel 
Bürgerbräu Wolnzach
Wolnzach, Germany
 89  3.47 Find
19L’Amčre ŕ Boire Elephant Tmavé Pivo  
L’Amčre ŕ Boire
Montreal, Quebec
 16  3.47 Find
20Yee-Haw Dunkel 
Yee-Haw Brewing Company
Johnson City, Tennessee
 19  3.47 Find
21Brooklyn Insulated Lager 
Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn, New York
 165  3.47 Find
22Half Pints Noche De Los Alebrijes 
Half Pints Brewing Co.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
 30  3.47 Find
23Stierberger Hochzeitsbier 
Brauerei Stierberg
Obertaufkirchen, Germany
 16  3.46 Find
24Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel 
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Kelheim, Germany
 746  3.46 Find
25Bräugirgl Altbairisch Dunkel 
Karmeliten Brauerei Karl Sturm
Straubing, Germany
 18  3.46 Find


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