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Kaiserdom - Dark Lager

Dark Lager from Germany 🇩🇪


Brewed by The Brauerei Kaiserdom

Gaustadt, Bamberg, Germany

Beer Type

Dark Lager

Alcohol %


A bit about the beer

Ingredients - Water, toasted barley malt, hops and yeast.

The Kaiserdom Specialitäten Brauerei Bamberg has been in existence since 1718. It is the largest of twelve breweries in Bamberg. The Wörner family has owned the brewery for over 100 years.

In Bamberg, beer has had a very long tradition. Brewing was first mentioned in a document dating back to as early as the year 1039, when the Bamberg canon Ouldaricus declared that there should be free beer for all Bambergers on the day of his death.

Some more facts about the history of the brewery is covered in an earlier post on the Kaiserdom Pilsner.

Back to the beer. For this dark lager the official description is as follows -

"The full impenetrable mocha coloured appearance with lucent red sheen is crowned by a creamy head. The roasted malt aromatic fragrance reminds of dark bread and fresh coffee. The velvety smooth malt flavour shrouded by a harmony of sweetness flows elegantly and cleanly along the gums. The well-proportioned body appears warming and is complemented by a fine bitterness which finishes calm and dry".

For me, poured from a nice sized 1 liter can, it has a nice dark brown colour with a proper light brown or tanned coloured head which lasts a decent amount of time. You get some very nice malty aromas and some hints of coffee and chocolate. Tasting brings through flavours of roasted coffee, light chocolate and caramel. It has a bitter and just slightly fruity finish.

Overall, great malty character and a great taste with lots going on. The flavours are nicely balanced and not too overwhelming and at the same time not too watery. Enjoyed this one, and also appreciated the big can!

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