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:
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Added by Todd on 09-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,470
Reviews:
535
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
234
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,470 |  Reviews: 535
Photo of Mtn
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Davesnow
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SGT_Cookie
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Samputnam14
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carnage11
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crhensel
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. into pint glass. Poured with minimal head that dissipated quickly but left a wonderful black color. Taste was very very light and a little sweet. Surprising but refreshing.

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Photo of bwood06
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a helles lager glass

A - Beer pours a 2 finger high, off white, almost khaki, colored head that is foamy in nature (like skim milk froth). Head dissipates rather slowly. Beer is black in color with some red visible around the edges of the bottom of the glass. No carbonation is visible. 4/5

S - Dark toasted bread is predominant from the beginning. There also seems to be a bit of a cocoa powder aroma as well as a bit of light roasted coffee. Toffee and a very clean hop profile make up the rest of the aroma. As the beer warms a burnt toast aroma comes out. 3.75/5

T - Burnt toast along with its caramelization sweetness up front transitions to a bitter grainy maltiness in the middle reminiscent of cocoa power and light roasted coffee beans along with a hint of toffee. Clean hops with their associated light bitterness make up the tail end of this beer. Bitterness builds upon swallowing and lingers for quite some time. 3.5/5

M - Light carbonation burn up front transitions to a carbonation tickle by the end. No lingering feeling in the mouth upon swallowing. Medium light bodied beer that is very smooth and clean. There is a bit of creaminess to it as well. 3.75/5

O - For being a Czech style beer this is much more bitter for a longer period of time than I expected (especially having just come back from Prague 1.5 months ago). Somewhat creamy like Czech style lagers are but with a surprising amount of coffee, cocoa, and roasted notes. Some sweetness balances this beer out but this beer leans more towards the bitter side of the street. 3.5/5

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of stevoj
2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Good attempt at the style, roast grains come through in aroma and taste. Not overly bitter or heavy, toned down for the American palate, still a decent schwarzbier.

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Photo of JoshuaMabry
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gulli
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My goodness, it's a Shiner beer in the variety pack that has some flavor! Surprisingly decent, with an oaky and cherry sort of flavor. Not the best black lager, but not bad.

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Photo of goForkYerself
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled on 12/26/15 but had this a few times before but never did a review on it. Comes in a 12-ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 16-ounce Texas-style 'Das Boot'.

Brew pours close to a pitch-black in color with a good 3-finger foamy off-white head. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of dark roasted malts with a light hint of brewers licorice. Bit more going on with the taste as there is a hint of dark fruits, black pepper, brown sugar and maybe nuts. Goes down pretty easy with no harsh aftertaste or bitterness for the most part. Slightly watered-down but a good brew nevertheless. Lighter-side of medium-bodied with decent carbonation.

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Photo of BArunnerchick
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lmj729
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jesticals
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VDJ104
1.88/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Not impressed I'm a porter/stout guy but this beer tasted and smelled like tar weird after taste. After a while it just started to taste like a macro-lager rather than a bad dark beer. Overall disappointed in this would not buy again even in the variety pack that I got it in.

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Photo of ChuckZ77
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep dark reddish brown, though clear. Like molasses, in low lighting. Golden-brown fluffy, uniform head, moderate retention, weak lace. Very tart smelling, more fruity than smoky, but also molasses and toffee. Taste is extremely fruity and tart, like plums or black cherries, and yet watered down and balanced by roasty, toasty, nutty malt character. Not much in the brown sugar category beyond toffee in the finish. Surprising light black pepper in the aftertaste as well. Medium-bodied, very sudsy, crisp for how sweet it is, hardly astringent at all.

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Photo of Stevotex
3.09/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.45 out of 5 based on 1,470 ratings.
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