Krombacher Dark ~ 50cl
Krombacher Dark has an outstanding depth of flavour using different high roasted malts. An authentic, dark, German lager – naturally brewed according to the German Purity Law of 1516 – that is packed full of flavour: rich and complex.
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.
Hearty solid dishes go well with the strong and spicy Krombacher Dark – such as stews, game, braised meat, roast beef, knuckle of pork etc.
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.
About the Brand
Imported into the UK by Morgenrot since 1987 Krombacher’s continual expansion and ability to maintain its leading position in todays challenging beer market is backed by investment and innovation and, above all, by maintaining quality and authenticity.
Founded in 1803 in the small town of Krombach, the brewery nestles 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.
Being under family control Krombacher is the largest privately owned brewery in Germany and remains the best selling brand in the competitive Pilsener sector of Germany’s domestic market. It is also exported to thirty countries worldwide and is a prominent brand throughout Europe where beers of superior taste, quality and character are readily appreciated.
Adhering to the strict German beer purity laws, Krombacher is made using traditional brewing methods and the finest natural ingredients: Hallertau hops, malt from summer barley and their own age-old yeast strains. But the renowned factor in Krombacher’s brewing is its use of the crystal clear spring water – soft and low in minerals and ideal for producing the Pilsener style of beer that arrived from Bohemia in the late 19th century.
On the Krombacher emblem, the tower is surrounded by green forest, representing Krombacher beer’s singular connection with the countryside – the brewery is situated in its natural surroundings. The source in the lower part of the emblem is a symbol for the unique Felsquellwasser®, from which all Krombacher beers are produced. It is outlined in red, a reference to the iron-rich rocky soil of the Siegerland. The Krombacher emblem is framed by two ears of summer barley, left and right, and by hop cones, above and below.