But, generally, most dark beers are of the ale variety. Not so with black lagers. They are just as crisp and drinkable as almost any pale lager you might come across, but they have a slight roasted malt/chocolate/coffee character that is oh so super tasty.
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It's got an above average alcohol kick for a lager at 5.4%, but that doesn't make it any less drinkable...a session beer as indicated by the name. They go down smooth and fast. Definitely a dangerous combination. Or a glorious one, depending on your mood that evening.
We popped open a 12-pack of these bad boys on Saturday to enjoy while watching some movies at home. I loved the combination of the crisp lager and the roasted malt character. Black lager is definitely one of my favorite types of beer. If you like American adjunct lagers like Budweiser, Miller, Coors or Rolling Rock then you might be surprised at the extra character that a beer like this one offers. Without sacrificing its crisp, clean drinkability. And if you like stouts and porters, then you might like to try one of these for a lighter alternative. Either way, it's a big honkin' win.
Give it (or another black lager) a try! You might be surprised to find yourself coming back for more.
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