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Bohemian Black Lager - Spoetzl Brewery

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78
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1,234 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,234
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 13
Gots: 79 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 09-02-2006)
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4.15/5  rDev +20.6%

First time trying a Schwarz.

Appearance (3.5) : Transparent straw colored body with...haha just kidding.

A deep dark brown opaque body with a creamy almond colored 1 finger head. The creaminess retains itself but the head does descend a bit to about 1/4".

Smell (4) : Roasted malts, some coffee bean, milk chocolate, spiced black licorice. A small faint whiff of coriander. This is mostly a malt-heavy beer.

Taste (4.25) : Deep, dark, roasted flavor with coffee and almond accents. I like this a lot. It begins at the tip of the tongue with a slight bitter coffee bean but in the millisecond that it slides from the tip to the middle the coffee bean disappears and is replaced by a malty robust body. The finish is slightly bitter but in a dark roast coffee type of way. A little nutty, a tad toasty, also smokey. Good all around.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Smooth, creamy, medium to full bodied. The creaminess does evaporate into water a little too soon for my preference. Ends with a smokey finish.

Overall (4.15) : I would drink this again and again. Much better poured than in a bottle. This may not be the finest Schwarzbier out there (I'm sure, as this is my first) but this beer is pretty tasty. I'll drink this again in the future.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Monday at 05:44 AM
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Mike412, Sunday at 05:40 PM
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Not a fave. Too much carbonation for my liking. Decent taste. Just not what I want in a black lager.

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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Pours a brownish-black hue with a huge head into my glass.

Odd, metallic note greets the nose. I don't detect much beyond that. Wait, there is a touch of roastiness.

Quickly turns into a weak mess with what I perceive to be caramel and dark fruit. It tastes more like a botched black-n-tan than anything.

Finishes flat at the back of the throat.

Not recommended. You can get much better examples elsewhere.

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Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,234 ratings.