Monday, February 21 2011
The newest canned offering from Utah's one and only canning craft brewery. Not only is Bohemian the only canning show in the state but they've also exclusively canned varieties of lager thus far. This Schwarzbier is a departure to the dark side compared to their first two canned releases, a Vienna Lager and a Czech Pilsner. Thanks goes out Pete at Bohemian for hooking us up. We've loved everything from this brewery so we're excited to try this one!
From the Bohemian Brewery site:
"The word Cherny literally means ‘black‘ in Czech referring to the color of the rather surprising dark Schwarzbier with gentle bitterness to appeal to your palette. A true gem to be discovered by specialty beer lovers. 2008 GABF Silver medal winner in the Schwarzbier category."
Here we go...
Pour - very, very dark brown with some slight hints of red/auburn when held to the light. The head on this is a good inch of coffee and cream colored foam which slowly fades leaving a thin bubbly head atop this intriguing brew.
Aroma - coffee grounds, vanilla beans, cocoa powder, burnt toast and plenty of good old dark-roasted malt. Cherny Bock has a great aroma, one that will certainly draw you in if you're not afraid of dark beer (you can be afraid of snakes or bears or even possums but you should not be afraid of dark beer).
Taste - lets start by saying that the second this hits your tongue you're going to notice that A) it is super smooth and B) it is a very light beer. The dark, roasty malt flavors are there but subdued and meld well with some light espresso and bitter chocolate. The finish is light on the tongue, its like it just fades away.
Overall - at a super session-able 4% alcohol, this is a beer that you could enjoy during a long afternoon outside. Great flavor for a beer this light and certainly a great option for anyone looking for another beer to stock their cooler with.
Would I buy more of it? - yes. This is another great canned lager variety from Bohemian. We need to make a trip out to Utah and visit their brewpub, I hear they do a great brunch!
Note - For everything you've ever wanted to know about this dark lager style from German go HERE!
Posted by Russ
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