An authentic, dark, German lager that is packed full of flavour. Rich and complex, Krombacher Dark has an outstanding depth of flavour using different high roasted malts. Naturally brewed according to the German Purity Law of 1516.
Krombacher is a perfect marriage of old brewing traditions with modern technology and use of the finest natural ingredients: top quality hops from Hallertau, premium malt from spring barley and their own yeast strain – used fresh and once only in each brew. Their own water supply – the pure Felsquellwasser® (mountain spring water) – provides the essence to the uniqueness and taste of their beers.
Independent and still family owned they have no incentive to compromise on quality. Their commitment to this and taste combines to “turn a beer into a real Krombacher.”
Krombacher Brauerei was founded in 1803 in the small town of Krombach, nestling in the beautiful Siegerland Hills of Westfalia, central Germany. It was sited to take advantage of the local pure Felsquellwasser (spring water) still used by the brewery today.
Almost black with a glimmer of deep, golden brown; a medium-full bodied beer of moderate bitterness, lightly hopped and rich in malt for a well-balanced character. Distinct malt-caramel notes with liquorice, spice and coffee notes also discernible; a hoppy bitterness asserts itself slowly to linger on the palate, leading to a full flavoured, intense finish that is rich malty and roasted.
86 points – Top Dark Lager, Imbibe tasting November 2019
‘There’s an amazing complexity here with toffee, fruitcake, citrus zest, cola and candied fruit. Full palate, creamy, with plenty of chocolate,’ JM. ‘Beautifully fruity; bread-crust and toasty aromas. On the palate, it’s well balanced, showing good carbonation, smoothness and cleanliness of flavours. Flavourful, yet easy drinking. Very well made,’ NW.
Hearty solid dishes go well with the strong and spicy Krombacher Dark – such as stews, game, braised meat, roast beef, knuckle of pork etc.