Bohemian Black Lager | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 09-02-2006

BEER STATS
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#44,838
Reviews:
539
Ratings:
1,491
pDev:
14.78%
Bros Score:
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Photo of rnj37jac
4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite Shiner.

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Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours an almost black color with little to no head. The beer is easy drinking, but there is nothing remarkable about it. There is a little lacing left on the glass.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Andyman22
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bhawk1
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aglassdarkley
4.09/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A really good dark beer.

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Photo of drtth
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The dark brown, almost black beer with reddish tinges pours out into a Duvel glass with a 3/4” tan head that soon recedes to leave some large patches and legs of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates several small patches of lacing, many of which slide back down the sides of the glass. Most of the foam on the surface is gone well before mid-way through the beer.

The aromas are all about the dark roasted malts that have both some chocolate and some dark caramel. There don’t seem to be any hops noticeable.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the dark roasted malts providing some chocolate and some caramel sweetness. The very light bitterness in the background which seems more from the dark roasted malt than from the hops.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The moderately long finish begins as the chocolate and malt sweetness begin to recede leaving some light dark roast bitterness to close the semi-dry ending.

While the flavors/aromas are not particularly complex, this is a reasonably tasty Schwartzbier that touches some of the right bases and I’d have it again if offered. That said I’ve had other Schwarzbiers I’d prefer over this one.

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Photo of CodyMyre97
4.02/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a solid schwarzbier. It pours nearly pitch black with very little head or lacing. The mouthfeel is prickly and it has a strong bitter/roasted/coffee flavor from the malt without becoming astringent.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoozerBrad
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tom_Hoover
3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bigdog2218
4.14/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeeBreezy
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edani95
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gsquared12
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CobraDC23
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of roadcrew
2.2/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Miles_Nilges
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IsaacCraft
3.76/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color with a small head that dissipates very quickly. Smells of chocolate and very light coffee with some malt. Tastes is coffee, mildly sweet malt, and a little chocolate. Medium light in body and medium light in carbonation. This is a pretty good beer for its style, and while it's not incredible, I believe it deserves better reviews than it's getting.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daisyjay
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark, nearly black. Very little foam on the edges, with almost no head. It smells a little smoky, with dark chocolate and molasses. The taste isn't as complex as the smell, but contains malty and mocha notes without overpowering sweetness. Feels a little thin on the tongue, with medium carbonation. Low alcohol so it's not gonna kill your afternoon. Very enjoyable beer for what I paid for it.

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Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 1,491 ratings