No magic(k) here. Just good clean beer! The Schwarzbier is not your typical dark beer! When most think of dark beers they think of big Belgians, big stouts, big porters, Cascadian IPAs.... Seeing a trend?
Bigger isn't always better!
Though traditionally brewed as a lager we've had great success brewing that with Omega Lutra Yeast or just fermenting Saflager 34/70 at room temperature. Try to keep your mash temperature on the lower side, this is important because we want to keep the sugar fermentable, that is a big part of what separates a Schwarzbier from more popular dark beer styles.
Refreshing, clean and dry with a bit of roastiness. Brew this baby up and offer it to your friend that says they "don't like dark beer".This will probably change their mind!
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