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Bohemian Black Lager - Spoetzl Brewery

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1,151 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 10
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-02-2006)
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Reviews by joshuadlight:
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joshuadlight

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is probably the best beer that I've had from the Spoetzl Brewery.

There wasn't enough head on this beer to merit a good appearance score, but it was black on the pour, and only a faint red glow was given off when held to the light.

Nice bitter chocolate nose. You can pick out roasty bitterness from the malts as well as a good hop presence in the back end. Its a very tasty brew with a lot of porter characteristics.

No head, but it was very fizzy, perhaps a little too much so, but at less than 5% abv and with this great of flavor, I think this schwarzbier defines drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 03:22:33 | More by joshuadlight
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TungstenArc

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-31-2014 11:51:10 | More by TungstenArc
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HipCzech

Texas

3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle poured into a glass mug.

Appearance: Deep, very dark brown. Good, foamy tan head with moderate lacing.

Smell: Mild roasted malt, very slightly smoky.

Taste: Roasted and sweet malt; some mild bitter and sour black coffee flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied and moderately carbonated.

Overall: A bit too malty sweet to be very refreshing, but still easy to drink a few.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 03:13:26 | More by HipCzech
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jandadeboer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-30-2014 21:51:50 | More by jandadeboer
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-27-2014 01:09:33 | More by Tenor
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-26-2014 05:59:16 | More by invisiblecamel
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Texas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-26-2014 03:30:51 | More by Octobers_CJB
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Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

07-25-2014 23:09:43 | More by CraftBeerSnob
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-25-2014 03:26:13 | More by Max1594
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Texas

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

07-24-2014 20:58:26 | More by Leschber
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Links41

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-24-2014 01:39:42 | More by Links41
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-23-2014 19:31:10 | More by DRich1913
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

07-23-2014 00:46:11 | More by oscarhollis
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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-19-2014 18:07:15 | More by Sellen
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JJKBeerLvr

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice dark color with good head. Head was light tan in color.

Smell: Light malt aromas, but not a very much aroma.

Taste: Some malt flavors, but only a little hops flavor.

Mouth feel: Thin.

Overall: Average. Ok for casual drinking, but it does not have anything that stands out.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 20:48:11 | More by JJKBeerLvr
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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Texas

3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Motor oil dark. Amber hints when I hold it up to the light.

S: Fairly neutral aroma, which is surprising given the roast flavor notes.

T: Uncomplicated schwarzbier with a great roasted aftertaste. Crisp on the front end. This would be a good introduction to the style since it isn't too in your face.

M: Slightly syrupy when it warms up a little.

O: Enjoyable, but it's a little too heavy for me to want another one but it wasn't heavy enough to be noteworthy.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 01:31:28 | More by mirth23
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Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.