STARKBIER

Pronunciation guide for English-speakers:
"Shtark-beer"

Definition:
One of four German beer taxes categories. Starkbier literally means "strong" beer. All beers with an extract value exceeding 16% are Starkbiers. Their alcohol level is invariable above 5% and rarely more than 10%. Though many beer styles fall into this category, all Starkbiers combined hold only a 0.7% market share. All Bockbiers, Doppelbocks, and Eisbocks are Starkbiers.

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