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Bohemian Black Lager - Spoetzl Brewery

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Ratings: 1,308
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 15
Gots: 107 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 09-02-2006

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.

Poured a very dark brown color; clear; near black in the glass (snifter); moderately vigorous pour only produced a meager and short-lived head. A thin ring endures quite a bit longer.

The scent was of spicy hops and medium-dark roasted malts

Taste: a bit more sweet than bitter, until the aftertaste where the hops are more dominant and a hint of coffee appears. Rather limited toasted grains flavor. Overall, lighter on the dark malt component and higher on the hops than usual for style ... not that this is a "hoppy beer". 3.75

M: Medium-light bodied; crisp feel from moderate+ carbonation; light dryness in finish.

Overall: a decent beer; one of the best I've had from this brewer, although that's faint praise. Improves with some warming.

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12 Oz bottle poured into a guinness pint glass

A- Partially see through black with red tints. A one and a half finger of an off white foamy head, poor retention.

S- A good balance of light bitterness and a refreshing roasted malt profile. A good bit of caramel with a touch of dark fruit flavors.

T- A surprisingly light taste. A bit of roasted malts. Some basic grainy tastes. A touch of caramel and a light smokiness. An underwhelming taste but remains refreshing.

M- An easy drinker. Good carbonation, a pleasant aftertaste.

O- This is decent enough, probably one of my preferred Shiner offerings. Far from anything special however.

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Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,308 ratings.