Bohemian Black Lager | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Bohemian Black LagerBohemian Black Lager

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 09-02-2006

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of constantine_272
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a very dark brown with just a little red tint. Produced a nice mocha colored head, but that dissipated quickly.

S: Grain. Chocolate milk. Creamy and a little sweet.

T: Starts off very mild and Even a little sweet. A little malt body, but light. Tangy and slightly bitter roasted coffee finishes. A little syrupy sweetness of honey or agave nectar lingers long after.

M: Extremely light. Finishes mostly clean except for the little bit of syrupy sweetness aftertaste. Not a huge fan of that one.. Tastes a little like the brewer added some extra sugar to save some grain.

O: Nice and refreshing with a little bit of roast. Not a fan of the long sweetness at the end, primary downside. I think I'd say this is more like an English mild ale.

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of archyquaffer
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a longneck into a shaker pint glass. A moderate pour yields about 3/4 inch of a frothy tan head. This settles down to a solid ring and a thin creamy coating across the middle. The color is a relatively dark, yellowish brown with a bit of haze.

A very light aroma of bready malts is detectable, along with a kiss of herbal hops. Definite chocolate flavors, along with some pecan-like nuttiness and maybe a little brown sugar along with a touch of sweet chewing tobacco. Quite light in body and easy drinking despite the dark color. Semi-dry finish with a tingly mouthfeel and a lingering nutty bitterness.

A very quaffable brew with a surprisingly complex flavor that leaves a good feeling in the tummy. Purchased as part of a variety pack for about $8.50. I'm really getting into this variety pack from a brewery whose products just arrived in my town.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JosefBerger
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance (3.00) : Small head, foam traces as you drink the beer. Black in color, but with light in the background you can see a dark amber color - almost like Dr. Pepper.

Smell (3.00) : Honestly? Initially I smelled a ham sandwich. With more examination, however, I noticed chocolate hints and cream.

Taste (4.00) : The chocolate hints I picked up on in the smell comes out a lot with the first taste. Very pleasant taste, and very smooth. The malts and chocolate really sell this beer for me.

Mouthfeel (3.50) : Very, very smooth. Plenty of chocolate and roasted malts. Very enjoyable, however, not as enjoyable or respectable as many other, more authentic, beers in this particular style.

Overall (3.75): A very drinkable beer in my opinion, especially in the price bracket that this brand falls into, this is a very good substitute for some of the more expensive beers of this style.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.45 out of 5 based on 1,471 ratings.
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