Bohemian Black Lager | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Bohemian Black LagerBohemian Black Lager
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Bohemian Black LagerBohemian Black Lager

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Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty decent stab at a schwarzbier from Shiner. Clear dark brown, almost cola-colored body with a very small, quickly falling head. Almost looks like a soda except for the thin and patchy strands of lacing clinging to the glass.

The nose is quite mild; some chocolate malt; a lightly roasted character; a touch of nuttiness. Not a whole going on however. The flavor is a little more vivid; with the same general characteristics; chocolate and nutty notes are most prominent; lightly roasted, somewhat burnt malt and sugar; a bit of caramel, mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Fairly dry in the finish. Not a big wallop of flavor but a decent amount of subtlety.

Medium-light bodied with crisp carbonation and a clean overall feel. Drinks light and easy, not exactly a super refresher, but remains pretty quaffable. One of the better bottles in the Shiner “Family Reunion” mixed six.

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Appearance: Black and opaque with a nice tan head.
The head receeds too quickly but laces nicely.

Smell: It's too faint. I detect some type of sweetness.

Taste: Burnt toast and Pepsi.

Another session beer with flavor. More of a simple toasted beer than a roasted/toasted complex beer. It's one of Shiner's only decent beers but a black lager from almost anywhere else will probably be just as good or better.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: half finger head with poor retention on a very dark brwon body with some light getting through.

S: roasted malts, earthy hops, dark chocolate and toffee.

T: roasted malts and burnt toast up front. finish is mild coffee but not at all dry as I would expect. Fairly simple.

M: lighter body than expected. highly carbonation.

Overall: Drinkable but too carbonated. Flavor is simple and not at all memorable. Too bland for my tastes.

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Bohemian Black Lager from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 29% out of 100 with 1,471 ratings
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