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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 09-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,471
Reviews:
535
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
235
For Trade:
1
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Photo of _phil_d
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.09/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Cola colored body with ruby showing through. Light cream colored head that recedes to a light film. No lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, some chocolate, a burnt toast finish.

Taste: Slightly metallic, roasted grains, and a bitter coffee finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body, some carbonation.

Overall: Goes down pretty easy, good toasted and roasted malt flavors.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Offa
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent beer, not great by any means and not nearly the best Shiner/Spoetzl beer I have had, but it is better than Shiner Bock, a total dud in my book.

Almost black, it has a medium tan head steadily shrinking to foamy ring, no wisps or lace.

Aroma is dark toasted whole wheat, prune, pine bark, licorice.

Taste is light, crisp, dry hint of licorice and molasses, prune, coffee but a bit thin and light, with faint sweetness and bitterness, dry finish with hint of coffee bitterness. It has enough character to keep it reasoanbly enjoyable for a bit but it is not memorable at all and can get tiresome fairly easily.

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Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Vonstein15
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Joshai
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of bkeller04
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of possumteeth
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of benloho
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of anvilx
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this one in trade.

Appearance: Black, with about one finger of a beige head. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild smell of malts and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to full bodied. Taste of roasted malts, hops and mild taste of coffee.

Overall: Good Lager! I would have this one again.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Jbl3246
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of tabhill
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of osant37
3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of mattmarka1
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Pens1967
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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