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A Bohemian Black Lager is a rare and delicious style of beer, referred to in Germany as "Schwarzbier". Shiner Bohemian Black Lager remains true to this old-world style by using imported Czech Saaz and Styrains Hops and select roasted malts to make it our darkest beer. First brewed to commemorate our 97th anniversary, this Bohemian Black Lager remains true to the old-world heritage of the German and Czech immigrants that settled Shiner. Prosit!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Pours dark brown with a fluffy, light-tan hair. Light, mildly grainy aroma. Light mouth feel. Flavor is sweetly malty with a mild hop quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LowBrau (99) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
Very dark brown with a tan head. Nose has roasted and chocolate notes. Dry with medium sourness, burnt aroma. Light bodied and fizzy. Slight sweetness emerges as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (380) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Surprised this was a lager. Ale like, yeast, a nice porter like malt profile with a bit of darker malt as well. But still thin on the tongue like a porter. Slightly sweet. Dark cola pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
patxa (201) - MEXICO - MAR 21, 2015
Surprisingly good for a mainstream beer. Tan, short head, light bodied, kind of flat. Nice liquorish aromas with smoked notes. Short, alcoholic palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (483) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a decent hop aroma. Appearance- A black colored beer with a small tannish head. Taste- Has a nice coffee, malt and oat flavor. Palate- Alight bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a fairly dry finish. Overall- An average Schwarzbier, I really love Spoetzel Brewing but this one didn’t drive me crazy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (938) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Mild aroma of malt and smoke, pours a black colour with a thick foamy tan head. Seeet malt taste with a watery feel minimal carbonation and malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dukeandduke (116) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3/1 - Bottle. Very light, will minimal aroma. Smooth dark pour, very light texture. Light taste and pour, very light and easy going down. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jbuskirk (551) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Shiner 97 makes a good first impression. The cola-colored body and tan head are attractive. I liked the smells of soapy lager yeast and faint chocolate, too. It all falls apart after that. The taste is completely underwhelming. Watery, thin, and flat. Unfortunately, I’d need similar adjectives to describe the mouthfeel. Black Lagers should be rich and unique (after all, you don’t see too many of them). This one is bland and forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (293) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a frothy 2" cream colored head that falls moderately with mild lacing. Color is dark reddish brown. Aroma: yeasty bread dough, cocoa, a bit of grassiness. Mouthfeel: medium bodied and soda like with a dry, somewhat astringent finish. Flavor: rich roasted barley, a bit of cocoa and coffee, definite smoke flavor. Some grassy and slight citrus rind hops. Overall: very good for the style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Oil black pour. Head fades fast. Dry roasted malts a little hop bite in the finish. Smooth easy drinking black lager. Taste slight coffee licorice and charred malt. As this gets near pull date a bit metallic in the finish. Still a pretty decent brew. Best I had from shiner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (990) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pitch black pour, some white head. Gets roast, malt, tree and hop on the nose. Flavor is more one dimensional, mainly roasted malt with some oak and hop in the finish but only slight.

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