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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Photo of Stwinchy
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of tmm313
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearanace: Black with a slight red tint. Poured a nice two finger head that dissipated quickly. Good lacing.

Smell: Faint caramel, dark fruits and chocolate.

Taste: Flavors are really light. Malty. Some dark fruits with just a hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Light body with light carbonation. Maybe a hint of dark chocolate bitterness on the finish.

Overall: I tried this again because I loved it when I first got into craft.... I don't anymore. Its ok, don't get me wrong, and I could drink it all day long if it were the only thing available. But now as a fan of bigger beers, this just doesn't cut it anymore. Everything is just too light. On a more positive note, I still think its one of the best looking bottles in the business.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of OCdrummer7271
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of purppy
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Kubrickx
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of Americanzero
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of mwar
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SatchBeer
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Mojoman8561
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of ghl003
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JohnBender
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of thejoshgray
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark golden brown rather than black in the glass. The head comes up a dark beige but does not last too well. The body is best described as watery.

A slight sweetness on the lips. A hint of walnuts but not much malty taste. Some scorched oatmeal and flax seed flavors. Rather dry and dirty after some sipping. Inoffensive but it could certainly use a touch of crispness. Kind of a drier version of the Shiner Bock.

This just seems to be barely more interesting than any flabby lager. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Pinkie's in San Angelo.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jharris0624
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of roadrage
1/5  rDev -71%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Solid black. Darker than Sam Adams version of this style. Thick lacing on the top of the glass.

Smell: Faint minerals and coffee.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very faint coffee and minerals...same as smell. It's rather smooth and velvety, but flattens out in the finish.

Overall Drinkability: I've only had a few Schwarzbiers, but I definitely like them. This one is no exception.

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Photo of esdeebrew
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of BlackBeerDown
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of Odelay3126
4.36/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extremely smooth and easy to drink. Beautiful black color poured out of a very bottle. Perfect for the beer drinker who wants to endugle in a black lager with a nice amount of malt with no bitter aftertaste. A little thin and the aroma could be a bit richer.

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