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RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark ruby color with touches of transparency when held up to a light. Thereís about a fingerís worth of light mocha-shaded head. Thereís only a modicum of lacing left on the glass, as well. S: Itís more interesting than the other Shiner brews Iíve sampled, thatís for sure. There are touches of caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, and cream. I also notice the slightest hint of adjuncts, but they honestly kind of work here. T: I like the pleasant roastiness on the opening. This gives way to light dark fruit esters and some cocoa powder. While itís straightforward (a trait ever-so-common with Shiner, seemingly), it also has a richer flavor and an enjoyable subtlety to it others lack - even in the style. M: Good schwarzbiers can pass for an Irish-style dry stout in terms of mouthfeel; I feel like this one passes that test, to an extent. Itís dry at first, but touches of sweetness lingers after a few sips. Carbonation is moderately low, so itís not particularly drinkable. O: Not bad at all. Itís quite good, actually, especially for the style. Itís rich, subtle character almost belies its 4.9% ABV. Out of the mixed 6-pack from Shiner (other brewers, take note), this is probably the only one Iíd buy a 6-pack of in the future.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dukeandduke (38) - - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jbuskirk (517) - 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, Iíd need similar adjectives to describe the mouthfeel. Black Lagers should be rich and unique (after all, you donít see too many of them). This one is bland and forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (282) - 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

3.4
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (945) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beastwhite315 (19) - - JAN 12, 2015
Nice roast flavor and maltiness. Malty aroma. Smooth drinking with dark color. Could be a little over carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lux_edwards (160) - - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown like coke, little head. Aroma is mild of coke. Taste is a little bitter like lime, cuba libre. Palate is heavy with little carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghostbeer (32) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Black but not too heavy on the tongue. I like the roastiness to it but it overwhelms the actual hop flavors and aromas. But, you know the hops are present since they make this beer balances and drinkable. I can see why my buddy likes it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1390) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Black with flecks or red when held up to the light. Thin khaki head with some lacing. Caramel, roasted malts, lager-like hops. Drinks easy, but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12 ounce single bottle from a Shiner Family Six pack purchased at the local Harris Teeter. Pours a nice dark brown color with a little bit of head. Aroma is very malty with some chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is similar to the aroma and is very refreshing without being too filling. This is one of Shinerís finer beers.


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