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Lobo Negro - Pedernales Brewing Company

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%

Brewed by:
Pedernales Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-30-2012)
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Photo of TownDunkel


3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - A nice medium brown to dark light absourbing goodness, excelent for the beer

Smell - Not much here besides mild hops maybe noble style. I wish there was a bit more to get.

Taste - Initial flavor is too complex and not pleasant but within a second a coffee and nut taste hits. It sticks around as well.

Mouthfeel - That aftertaste with carbonation is a great match and enjoyable for a evening drink.

Overall - A good beer just wish the smell and inital flavor were improved. I will have it again though

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 01:37:24 | More by TownDunkel
Photo of DavidST


3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint/tulip glass. This pours a dark brown almost black with a smaller tan head which quickly dissipates. The smells are of caramel, toffee and nuts. The feel is medium. The taste is okay, a little bitter roasted malts, some toffee, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 04:11:33 | More by DavidST
Photo of Mora2000


3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of toffee and caramel with some lightly toasted malt and cocoa notes. A very nice smelling beer. The flavor is made up of a lot of roasted malt and cocoa. I also get some toffee, grass and earth notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 03:25:08 | More by Mora2000
Photo of twiggamortis420


3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a creamy cap of tan head. Decent retention and some nice connecting sheets of lace.

Nose is nutty and chocolaty, a bit like Nutella actually. Fairly sweet and lacks roast or coffee, pretty nice smelling brew here.

Nice flavor profile too...sweetness is tangible but not overboard and the chocolate flavors are really nice. There is still a bit of nutty, caramel character too. The mouthfeel is a treat; rich and creamy for a lager and the carbonation is really fine-bubbled. Fits the style profile fairly well, but also has a bit of a milk stout aspect to it as well. After a bad introduction to Pedernales (the IPA), the Texas Lager and Negro Lobo have impressed me enough to pick up a sixer next time I see it around.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 01:05:22 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of ranger7


3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
Review from notes: January 31st, 2014.

A: Dark brown, off-white head.

S: Toasted malt and chocolate.

T: Chocolate and creamy.

M: Good amount of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This is a good one. I've had Pedernales at a local tasting and remembered this one. Now that I've had a full bottle, I can recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good Dunkel.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 03:42:12 | More by ranger7
Photo of mactrail


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not much aroma, but a pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Dark brown with a golden glint in the globe glass. Decent head that foams up nicely with each small pour. Long nose of nuts and burnt grain.

Some malty flavors along with a fair amount of body. A hint of cream and filberts. Quite darkly roasted that made me think of a Schwartzbier at first. The maltier, fruitier flavor is, I guess, the difference in the categories. I would look for this on tap next time I'm in that part of Texas.

A surprisingly good beer that seems to be more in the German vein than than the usual haphazard styling. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Texas Wine in Fredericksburg.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 06:14:28 | More by mactrail
Photo of blatherbeard


3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type bottle

Bought a sixxer of this knowing by the name of the brewing co that it was a tx brewer so i had to give it a shot.

Mouthfeel was a bit lighter than expected but not bad, carbonation was a bit higher than expected as well. But also came across a bit flat, so kind of a weird dichotomy.

Smell was absolutely unexpected. Toffee and huge nut smell, thought it was a nut brown at first smell.

Taste was DEFINITELY a nut browny taste, not really a black lager imo.

Overall was a decent beer for sure, some of the qualities better than others, some, although not of style, were fantastic.

Id buy again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 02:29:19 | More by blatherbeard
Photo of MDDMD


3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-dark brown color with a nice light tan head and some lacing

S-dark malt, toffee, coffee, hint of dark chocolate

T-dark malt, coffee, sweet toffee, chocolate, slightly nutty, mild bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-pretty nice dark lager beer, easy drinking and enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 21:50:38 | More by MDDMD
Photo of superspak


4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a small dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, pear, apple, toast, toffee, biscuit, molasses, nuttiness, light roast, floral, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity of malt notes with light yeast fruitiness. Taste of chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, pear, apple, light roast, floral, and earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light fruits, light nuttiness, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt flavors with light-moderate fruitiness; with good complexity and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an damn nice dunkel lager! Great balance and robustness of malt flavors with moderate fruitiness; and extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one; one of the better examples in the style I have had.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 03:52:56 | More by superspak
Photo of swellcat


4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Expecting something like Amberbock, Ziegenbock, or Lone Star Bock, I was pleasantly surprised: (not that those above are necessarily bad, but) this is a substantial beer. It feels concentrated and dense and very much brings chocolate to mind . . . (yes, even before reading that descriptor used by the company.) Absent is cloying sweetness or any medicinal quality.

A German-style beer with a Spanish name seems pretty appropriate for Texas, doesn't it.

This is a beefy brew that commands attention . . . in a good way. I look forward to drinking more of it, trying some food-pairings, and maybe braising a dark-breasted game bird in Lobo Negro.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 21:22:34 | More by swellcat
Photo of Texan816

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this beer while on our anniversary trip to Fredericksburg Tx. Immediately feel in love with this dark rich double bock? beer. Tried to find it in San Antonio, but no luck.... Smells great smooth taste with a wonderful hint of chocolate caramel flavors. Must try if you can find.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 23:09:32 | More by Texan816
Photo of txjesterjw

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have never been a huge negro fan. But I really like this one, it has the right combo of coffee and caramel for me. Sounds crazy but if you have not tried it, make a float with it. A scoop of Blue Bell original vanilla and pour some Lobo Negro over it. Yum!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 21:39:41 | More by txjesterjw
Photo of jmbranum


4.61/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A very tasty beer.

Bought at Central Market in Fort Worth, Texas but enjoyed here in Oklahoma.

Pours a clear, dark brown-almost black liquid with a very large light tan head.

Malty aroma.

Flavor is a mouthful. Lots of malt but also still dry. Bitter coffee notes. Very toasty. Maybe a little bit of dark chocolate. A little bit of red wine and raisins but it is subtle. Mostly I'm getting earthy-toasty notes, with a little bit of herbs.

Medium-full mouth feel. Just a little prickle on the tongue.

One last note... this beer tastes very fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 16:51:30 | More by jmbranum
Lobo Negro from Pedernales Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.