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

Continuing on in the Shiner variety six-pack is the Black Lager which I poured into a Guinness pint glass. It was a nice dark bottle brown with garnet highlights topped by a vanishing 1 finger beige head that did not produce any lacing. By the time the glass was near empty, not a single bubble could be found.

The smell was very light of burnt sugar and roasted grains. Very faint nose and really had to work to get at the smell.

Flavors were again very light of mild roasted malts and maybe some burnt pan drippings.

The mouthfeel was light and very drinkable with a bit of a hoppy toasted bite.

The color is deceiving, I see this attractive dark beer and expect so much more flavor. I'm not sure I can call it a defect. If this were marketed as a dark 'light beer' I'd probably consider it awesome when compared to MGD or BL in the same class. But expecting a bigger beer makes me underwhelmed.

It is very drinkable with a quick finish. In many ways I find the Shiner lineup to be the same. All I've tried are light, drinkable, and quick finishing. Great for warm Texas weather. So, disregard the numbers I assign because it is all about reference points.

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