RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Alpine-style Seasonal Schwarzbier
Very refreshing and soul lifting, Bakke Hill Black Lager is ideal choice for a Winter seasonal…especially if you are looking for a lighter beer, but one with depth of color and taste.

Bakke Hill Black Lager has an opaque, black color and a full, chocolaty or coffee flavor with a hint of vanilla. Although it shares some similar flavors, this German style is milder tasting and less bitter than British stouts or porters.

It is a light to medium-bodied, malt-accented dark brew, very opaque and deep-sepia in color, with a chewy texture and a firm, creamy, long-lasting head. In spite of its dark color, it comes across as a soft and elegant brew that is rich, mild, and surprisingly balanced.

Warm up with a cold one from Leavenworth…winters have never tasted so good.

5% alc/vol 12.6° Plato OG 25 IBUs

Available October - December

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Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2015
22oz bottle 8/19/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-43° in Lager Glass-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

pintbypint (3926) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Deep brown, clear. Small tan head. Nose has chocolate, touch of metallic roastiness. Taste is roasty, chocolate, light metallic. Bitter finish. Nice schwarzbier.

dutch23mp (320) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
22 oz bomber poured into dimpled mug head disappeared quickly. Strong taste of carbonation very strong sweet malt taste with hints of chocolate and coffee. Not much on the hops. Okay beer but not over the top.

Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener glass. A one finger white foamy head rises atop of a semi-dark brown to black colored body. Light speckled lacing graces around the glass. The smell has a burnt chocolate to semi-cake like quality and a slight creaminess. A slight vanilla displaces the chocolate as it warms. The taste is semi-sweet with a gentle roast and a delicate porter-esque mild creaminess to roll into the aftertaste and lead to a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body and has a soft carbonation to allow a gentle creaminess rolling all around. Overall, in my opinion, this was a pretty good Schwarzbier I could have again.

Ferris (17097) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Draft - Toasted malts and nice sweetness, jet black with a decent beige head. Toasted malts, nice sweetness and a lingering dark malty finish. Good.

mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at Fish Tale, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and not a whole lot else. Flavour is smooth, with toasted crusty bread and very dry toasted malt. Solid balance and decently flavourful. Pretty decent.

reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains with some chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is a light roasted grain and grassy hop bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A decent brew that suits the style quite well, although not a smoky as the traditional German schwarzbiers.

dwyerpg (6496) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
This was disappointing. I got quite a large amount of carbonation which made it taste like a black malty soda. Bummer.

stevoj (5869) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Trying to compare this to Kostritzer, and it misses on every mark (except color). None of the roast grain nature in either aroma or taste. Some minor burnt toast notes at the finish, but overall this is just an average schwarzbier. Suggest previous raters try the German originals.

decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Black pour with quickly dissapating tan head. Aroma is light roasty malt and a touch of coffee. Flavor is light roasted malt with a good malt bitter finish. Just a touch of twang I can’t pinpoint. Medium bodied but a touch fizzy.

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