Ranging from mahogany to ebony in color with a distinctive roasted barley malt character, dark lagers display a refined nature with the signature crisp finish of a cold fermented beer.
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History: The dark lager hails from Munich, whose highly carbonate ground water is well balanced by the darkly roasted malts used to brew this beer.
Food: Dark lagers are the ideal accompaniment to all manner of sausages, particularly hearty variations including bratwurst and kielbasa. It also works beautifully with baked ham.
Recommended Glassware: Flute Glass or Cervoise Glass
Original Gravity (OG): 1.052 – 1.050
Final Gravity (FG): 1.012 – 1.018
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 3.8 – 5.5%
Bitterness (IBU): 16 –30
Color (SRM): 15 – 30º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 42-48º F