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Bohemian Black Lager - Spoetzl Brewery

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1,191 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,191
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 11
Gots: 63 | 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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schoun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-09-2012 00:56:11 | More by schoun
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fvoegtlin

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-08-2012 18:53:50 | More by fvoegtlin
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SirPlunkett

Kansas

1/5  rDev -71%

01-07-2012 23:26:23 | More by SirPlunkett
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-07-2012 04:00:41 | More by Stoffel
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Daniel9913

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13%

01-06-2012 01:04:42 | More by Daniel9913
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear very dark brown with a small fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Nothing in the way of lacing.

Aroma is toasted malt and old coffee. No hops are present.

Taste is toasted malt with a tiny bit of a burnt acrid flavor. Really not much in the way of bitterness and there is a sweetness throughout. Some coffee flavors present.

Overall this is an ok brew from shiner but is pretty lackluster. There are better examples of this style out there.

01-05-2012 03:33:50 | More by rangerred
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jaredseaman77

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

01-04-2012 17:14:13 | More by jaredseaman77
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

1.95/5  rDev -43.5%

Continuing my tasting of the Shiner variety six-pack...

A. Deep semi-opaque brown and one finger khaki head that lasts for about one minute, no lacing left behind.

S. Gentle sweet caramel malt and....that's it. Can't find any roasted or toasted malt aromas and that is a problem for this kind of beer. Hops are also missing from the picture.

T. Almost imperceptible amount of hop bittering on top of the flavor of weak roasted malts and some watered down coffee tones form the flavor profile of this brew. I'm not very impressed with this one, I've had much better than this.

M. An unpleasant sort of greasy oiliness rears its ugly head inside my mouth after each sip. Other than that, texture is on the thin side, but doesn't 'feel' quite as watery as the thinness of the flavor would have you expect.

I'll be avoiding this one in the future, I might as well have had a glass of coffee carafe rinsewater for the same effect.

01-04-2012 17:06:39 | More by WastingFreetime
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negroobserver

New York

2.08/5  rDev -39.7%

Shiner Bohemian Black Lager

C: 3.5 - Filtered clear. Black. Very little light penetrates the glass. Under direct sunlight, it appears to be a very dark chocolate brown. Pours with about an inch of cream colored head, which dissipates over a few minutes.

S: 3.0 - Smoky malts. Lager hops.

T: 2.0 - Tastes very much like a light watered down stout. Starts flat and turns in the middle into strong roasted/coffee flavor and finishes with a strong hoppy bitterness, which lingers for a bit.

M: 2.0 - Watery. Medium Carbonation.

D: 1.0 - Not a very enjoyable beer. Lacks flavor, texture, body. Very poorly constructed.

OVERALL GRADE: D

01-04-2012 05:14:34 | More by negroobserver
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

01-04-2012 01:40:21 | More by IdrinkGas
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klmcmachen

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

01-03-2012 22:52:13 | More by klmcmachen
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Sinewave

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

01-01-2012 23:32:45 | More by Sinewave
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Jamstone714

Florida

1/5  rDev -71%

01-01-2012 01:54:56 | More by Jamstone714
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -0.6%

A- Very dark ruby red with a small off white head that leaves behind little lacing.

S- Mild roasted malts with a hint of dark chocolate.

T- Bittersweet upfront with a highly roasted flavor on the finish. There is a mild bitterness that fades with the malt into a burnt and slightly smokey flavor at the end.

M- Light bodied with average carbonation.

D- Highly drinkable and refreshing.

This beer is pretty straight forward. A mild bittersweetness upfront and a roasted smokey finish. It's definitely not the best black lager or beer that Spoetzl makes, but it's not bad.

12-31-2011 07:50:20 | More by y2jrock60
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LDemarais

North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

12-30-2011 06:44:52 | More by LDemarais
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danielisawinner

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

12-28-2011 03:35:58 | More by danielisawinner
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Grebdioz

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

12-28-2011 02:53:24 | More by Grebdioz
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mattgreger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-27-2011 01:59:24 | More by mattgreger
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bernardo06

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-26-2011 00:30:16 | More by bernardo06
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zbooks

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

12-24-2011 20:49:20 | More by zbooks
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beerguy36

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -13%

12-24-2011 18:30:56 | More by beerguy36
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crobinso

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

12-24-2011 00:14:19 | More by crobinso
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oscodapat

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

12-22-2011 22:09:41 | More by oscodapat
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TheChrisBallard

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-20-2011 19:54:33 | More by TheChrisBallard
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match1112

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -2.9%

pours out like a cola, dark some what see thru body with a big bubbly head that settles real quick. leaves some lacing. smell consists of grains and a slight roasted scent. taste is a little more exciting. roasted malts come thru leaving a weak coffee flavor in the background. mouthfeel is real thin and watery. lots of carbonation. overall this was a decent attempt at the style but could use bolder flavors to grab your attention.

12-20-2011 14:04:31 | More by match1112
Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 1,191 ratings.