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Bohemian Black Lager - Spoetzl Brewery

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1,146 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,146
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 9
Gots: 55 | 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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New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-03-2014 03:04:47 | More by crowsnest
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-01-2014 12:24:30 | More by nebula1999
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a very dark brown with just a little red tint. Produced a nice mocha colored head, but that dissipated quickly.

S: Grain. Chocolate milk. Creamy and a little sweet.

T: Starts off very mild and Even a little sweet. A little malt body, but light. Tangy and slightly bitter roasted coffee finishes. A little syrupy sweetness of honey or agave nectar lingers long after.

M: Extremely light. Finishes mostly clean except for the little bit of syrupy sweetness aftertaste. Not a huge fan of that one.. Tastes a little like the brewer added some extra sugar to save some grain.

O: Nice and refreshing with a little bit of roast. Not a fan of the long sweetness at the end, primary downside. I think I'd say this is more like an English mild ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 04:11:28 | More by constantine_272
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.8%

05-31-2014 01:19:01 | More by kkmiller76
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a longneck into a shaker pint glass. A moderate pour yields about 3/4 inch of a frothy tan head. This settles down to a solid ring and a thin creamy coating across the middle. The color is a relatively dark, yellowish brown with a bit of haze.

A very light aroma of bready malts is detectable, along with a kiss of herbal hops. Definite chocolate flavors, along with some pecan-like nuttiness and maybe a little brown sugar along with a touch of sweet chewing tobacco. Quite light in body and easy drinking despite the dark color. Semi-dry finish with a tingly mouthfeel and a lingering nutty bitterness.

A very quaffable brew with a surprisingly complex flavor that leaves a good feeling in the tummy. Purchased as part of a variety pack for about $8.50. I'm really getting into this variety pack from a brewery whose products just arrived in my town.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 04:56:50 | More by archyquaffer
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Lance87

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.3%

05-27-2014 19:04:37 | More by Lance87
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-27-2014 15:26:08 | More by Latarnik
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poorbuthappy

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-27-2014 02:01:31 | More by poorbuthappy
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-23-2014 00:22:26 | More by JasonTaverner
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rustyeaton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-22-2014 21:25:58 | More by rustyeaton
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Ag85

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-20-2014 03:06:43 | More by Ag85
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JosefBerger

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance (3.00) : Small head, foam traces as you drink the beer. Black in color, but with light in the background you can see a dark amber color - almost like Dr. Pepper.

Smell (3.00) : Honestly? Initially I smelled a ham sandwich. With more examination, however, I noticed chocolate hints and cream.

Taste (4.00) : The chocolate hints I picked up on in the smell comes out a lot with the first taste. Very pleasant taste, and very smooth. The malts and chocolate really sell this beer for me.

Mouthfeel (3.50) : Very, very smooth. Plenty of chocolate and roasted malts. Very enjoyable, however, not as enjoyable or respectable as many other, more authentic, beers in this particular style.

Overall (3.75): A very drinkable beer in my opinion, especially in the price bracket that this brand falls into, this is a very good substitute for some of the more expensive beers of this style.

Serving type: bottle

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Georgia

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Illinois

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +9%

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WhiteLight68

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-14-2014 04:53:17 | More by WhiteLight68
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J85jam

Texas

5/5  rDev +45.3%

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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Virginia

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Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.