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2006 Brewers Association Style Guidelines

Major Style:Lager
Sub-Style Name:German-Style Schwarzbier
Description:These very dark brown to black beers have a roasted malt character without the associated bitterness. Malt flavor and aroma are low in sweetness. Hop bitterness is low to medium in character. Noble-type hop flavor and aroma should be low but perceptible. There should be no fruity esters. Diacetyl should not be perceived.
Alcohol By Weight (by Volume):3-3.9% (3.8-5%)
Colour:25-30 (50-60 EBC)
Original Gravity:1.044-1.052 (11-13 šPlato)
Final Gravity:1.012-1.016 (3-4 šPlato)

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