Schroll Landbier is one of Franconia's most beloved dark beers, with a malty palate and dry moreish finish. This gravity dispense version was sublime.
Kreisla 36 is a collaboration beer of Stern-Bräu, Brauerei Kaiser and Brauerei Hermann. It's a smoky Dunkel treat well worth seeking out.
Stern-Bräu Festbier on tap in 2021 was again very dark and not as smoky but remained a sublimely dry session beer supreme.
Weiherer is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. OSwALT is a tribute, Altbier to their owner Oswald. It's a semi-dry, fruity ale with a clean finish.
Weiherer is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Zapfenduster is a majestically dark Imperial Stout of 8.5% with a tan rocky head, roast and smoke in the nose, chocolate and coffee in the palate and a lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
Stern-Bräu Festbier in 2021 in a bottle turned out to be quite different, a rich dark smoky treat.
ECK Wilderer Dunkel is dry malty treat with a hint of chocolate before the long dry bittersweet finish.
Gradl's everyday dark beer is one of Bavaria's finest and their elusive Weihnachtsbock is a dark Christmas treat with lots of roast and hops to counterbalance the ample malt which brings this potent Bock to 7.2%.
Das Adler-Bräu is a contract brewed Schwarzbier by Hetzel in Frauendorf that is a great example of the style and worth seeking out.
Wolf Urtyp Dunkel is one of the best dark beers I've had in Germany, with a dry hoppy palate that has a chewiness which is hard to describe.