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

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#43,986
Reviews:
536
Ratings:
1,484
pDev:
14.78%
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Photo of Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
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 -21.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FriedSlug
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
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 -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sgt_187em
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
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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Photo of CJanders
4.19/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tastes great. I'm surprised Schwarzbier isn't more popular in the US.

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

Photo of EOC
4.13/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slowjamcdub
3.91/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good Dark beer! This is everything that I want in a dark beer! Ratings should be higher. It's not over powering and it's not over thick or over syrup. It's just right. Good job Shiner

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

Photo of georgeblazer
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of michael72e
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yuenglingfan101
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just wasn't at all happy with this beer. I would have expected a little much more from this company. This beer just happen to taste a little flat and not flaverable

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Photo of hashmads
4.45/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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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Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 1,484 ratings