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Now available! A 'must try' Franconian schwarzbier from Oechsner - click here to find out more.
Now available! A 'must try' Franconian schwarzbier from Oechsner - click here to find out more.

Oechsner Black Lager (Schwarzbier) 500ml (50cl) Bottles


A 'must try' Franconian schwarzbier from Oechsner


A deliciously dark German lager from the Privatbrauerei Oechsner (Oechsner Private Brewery) based in Ochsenfurt, Franconia, Bavaria.

The high proportion of roasted malt gives Oechsner Schwarzbier its distinctive black caramel bitterness and a deep, dark gloss appearance.

Oechsner expertly blend the best raw ingredients, traditional craftsmanship and the latest technology to create this impeccible dark German lager.

Ordering options: 10 x 500ml (50cl) bottles.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Hazelnut foam and a dark brown, mahogany-like colour with orange edges.

Aroma & Flavour: At first, aromas similar to chocolate cake and dark caramel. Then, freshly baked wood-fired bread and pumpernickel (a dark, dense German bread made from coarsely ground wholemeal rye) on the palate, underlaid with a light, fine honey sweetness - carried by a mild hop bitterness and fine herbal aromas.


Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast (and that’s all!)

Alcohol content: 5.1% vol.

Bitterness units: 22.4

Nutrition & Dietary


Did You Know?

As a family business, Oechsner are firmly connected to Ochsenfurt and the people of the region, and they feel very at home in their city. So, it's a matter of course for them to buy as many operating resources and services locally as possible. This keeps the revenue in their region and strengthens the economy for everyone involved. In fact, studies show that three other jobs in their region depend on one job in a brewery!

In Germany, a lively and deeply-rooted beer culture is celebrated in many walks of life. This is certainly the case in Oechsner's home region of Lower Franconia. Their expert brewers more than understand and appreciate good aromas. Be sure to experience Oechsner's hop specialties, and enjoy the intense and unique tastes their beers deliver - whether comfortably at home (deliverd by Black Forest Beers, the official Oechsner UK import partner) or, next time you visit Germany, in one of the beautiful restaurants in Mainfranken.