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The dark beer style is often misunderstood. Its color gives the impression of strong tastes and high alcohol content. But the dark beer style doesn’t get its appearance from extra booze – instead, its malt is roasted at a higher temperature, which can result in beers with a black color!

Dark beers have a wonderful flavor profile with hints of chocolate and coffee, making them an ideal pairing for desserts.

Learn all about German dark beers in this lesson with the 2011 World Champion of Beer Sommeliers and head brewer at Riegele, Sebastian Priller.

What you'll learn in the German beer styles: Dark beers lesson

  • German dark beer styles
  • The most popular dark beers in Germany
  • How to pair dark beers with food

Who the German beers course is for

Servers and bartenders, it’s time to up your German beer knowledge and take your customer service to the next level.


Sebastian Priller

Sebastian Priller is the 28th generation head brewer at Riegele, a family-owned German brewery which was established in 1386!

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