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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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1Jihoměstský Tmavý Ležak 14° 
Jihoměstský pivovar s.r.o
Praha 4, Chodov, Czech Republic
 19  3.59 Find
2Herold Černý Ležák (Bohemian / Czech Black Lager) 13° 
Pivovar Herold
Breznice, Czech Republic
 443  3.59 Find
3Svatý Norbert Tmavé 14° 
Klášterní Pivovar Strahov
Prague, Czech Republic
 153  3.59 Find
4Gradl Leupser Dunkel 
Brauerei Gradl
Pegnitz-Leups, Germany
 56  3.58 Find
5Heater Allen Dunkel 
Heater Allen Brewing Co.
McMinnville, Oregon
 36  3.57 Find
6Urban Chestnut Dorfbier 
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri
 51  3.57 Find
7U Fleků Flekovský Tmavý Ležák 13° 
Pivovar U Fleků
Prague, Czech Republic
 223  3.57 Find
8Šnajdr Cerná Svine 13° 
Minipivovar Šnajdr Černokostelecký zájezdní pivovár
Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Czech Republic
 30  3.57 Find
9Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel 
Brauerei Aying
Aying, Germany
 1160  3.57 Find
10Maltstrom Dunkel Lager 
Brasserie Artisanale Maltstrom
Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec
 14  3.56 Find
11Metropolitan Arc Welder Dunkel Rye 
Metropolitan Brewing
Chicago, Illinois
 31  3.56 Find
12Vrooden Dunkel 
Brasserie Vrooden
Granby, Quebec
 11  3.55 Find
13L'Amčre ŕ Boire LNH 
Brasserie Artisanale L'Amčre ŕ Boire
Montréal, Quebec
 22  3.53 Find
14Port Brewing / Bend Hot Rocks Lager 
Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 511  3.52 Find
15Side Launch Dark Lager 
Side Launch Brewing Company
Collingwood, Ontario
 120  3.52 Find
16Knoblach Schammelsdorfer Dunkles Landbier 
Brauerei Knoblach
Litzendorf-Schammelsdorf, Germany
 38  3.51 Find
17Antoš Černé Poupě 12° 
Pivovar Antoš
Slaný, Czech Republic
 27  3.5 Find
18Bierschmiede Rotglut 
Steinbach am Attersee, Austria
 16  3.49 Find
19Yee-Haw Dunkel 
Yee-Haw Brewing Company
Johnson City, Tennessee
 33  3.48 Find
20Richtár Jakub Tmavá Katarína 13° 
Minipivovar Richtár Jakub
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
 11  3.48 Find
21L'Amčre ŕ Boire Éléphant Tmavé Pivo  
Brasserie Artisanale L'Amčre ŕ Boire
Montréal, Quebec
 17  3.47 Find
22Half Pints Noche De Los Alebrijes 
Half Pints Brewing Co.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
 30  3.47 Find
23Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel 
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Kelheim, Germany
 754  3.46 Find
24Stierberger Hochzeitsbier 
Brauerei Stierberg
Obertaufkirchen, Germany
 16  3.46 Find
25Jack's Abby Red Tape Lager 
Jack's Abby Brewing
Framingham, Massachusetts
 60  3.46 Find


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