Classic Schwarzbier has its origins in Thuringia and Brunswick, and is an exceptionally dark, bottom-fermented beer with a striking taste of bitter chocolate. It has, however, become extremely marginalized and its very existence is under threat. The brewing process is highly complex, and for the sake of simplicity, a greater amount of pale malt is often used – at the expense of aroma.
Darkon is inspired by traditional recipes. Nothing but dark malts, are used to create the characteristically mild roasted aromas of bitter chocolate and toffee.
Brownish black with a moderate head. Its scent is malty and chocolaty with a slightly smoked character. It is only slightly foamy and displays a surprisingly herbal taste – underscored by a wheaty element. This honest beverage features long-lasting bitter notes in the finish.
|alcohol content||5.4% ABV|
Bitter chocolate, dark rye bread, herbs and malt
Water, malted barley (Munich malt, crystal malt, roasted malt), hops (Magnum, Saphir), yeast
· Sausage, e.g. grilled bratwurst · Fried dishes, e.g. fillet of beef with thyme sauce · Cheese, e.g. Munster cheese