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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
Ranking:
#42,121
Reviews:
535
Ratings:
1,474
pDev:
14.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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18
Gots:
236
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Ratings: 1,474 |  Reviews: 535
Photo of aprabhu
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with some ruby at the edges. Three fingers of five minute tan head. Some minor fine bubble lace.
Smell is roasted malts with a hint of coffee.
Taste is roasted or dark malts with a good balance of malts and hops. Slight coffee flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is lightly drying with minor bitter ending.
Overall a well made beer. First time I've tried it. From a Shiner family reunion six pack.

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Photo of Zylod
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lifit
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jakeonaplane
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not too bad for the style. This is not a style I drink very often, but this was surprisingly light bodied and easy to drink on a hot afternoon. Still not great, but good.

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Photo of duckhunter
4.47/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of forshamegetit
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful black color, just slightly lighter than a porter. The smell is malt with some caramel overtones. The flavor is pretty non-offensive, with malt, light hops, and a slightly Belgian-y aftertaste. Good but not great.

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Photo of Squire123
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with gold highlights, khaki light tan cap.

Aroma of roasted malt with hints of chocolate and coffee.

Taste is smooth, almost mild, roasted malt up front. Mid palate chocolate notes appear with a bit of coffee at the finish. I believe these flavors were present from the beginning but build and become more noticeable by the finish. Just a bit of roast malt bitterness in the aftertaste. I don't really find hops at any point but Shiner beers are not highly hopped generally so their absence here is no surprise.

Texture is on the thin side of medium with just enough carbonation to notice.

A dark beer relying on roasted malt for flavor and that's pretty much the deal. Not a bad deal though, I can play these cards. These heavier flavors are easy to overplay but Shiner neatly keeps this one within the chalk boundary lines. I can say it works as a food brew, specifically with smoked kippers.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice beer with more taste than the bock offering by Shiner. Has a subtle coffee flavor but no aftertaste.

Was part of a variety pack, but I would buy a six-pack...give it a try

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Photo of plumberman63
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice dark color with a go head, a nice nutty chocolate aroma, taste is the same with a hint of coffee, which I don't like or drink. So for me this isn't something I would seek out, but was drinkable. good feel, not watery or to thick

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.53/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CratesRus
2.51/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bluesyasian
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.82/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
A: black, tan head that disappears quickly
A: Nose: slight malty nutty aroma,
Taste: light bitterness
MF: medium body, fizzy
OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: April 28, 2016

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Photo of AD17
2.72/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FriedSlug
4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice dark beer that lets a bit of light through near the edge of the glass. A very light tan head fades and leaves spots of lacing. This beer smells great. There is a faint sweetness and a nice roasted malt aroma. There is the reminder of coffee in the nose. The taste is solid and simple. A nice malt sweetness and slightly bitter roasted malt. The mouthfeel is nice and light. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of beertraveler08
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sgt_187em
4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of Shiner's better beers. Malty, roasted wheat, alcohol taste right away and throughout the drink. Dark brown like Coke with a thick, light tan head. Flavors overshadow the hoppiness, but there are some hops there. Good carbonation, average smoothness and thickness. Great beer.

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Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 1,474 ratings
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