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RATINGS: 783   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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2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2013
A - Pours a deep dark brown almost black with mahogany highlights around the edges. 2 finger tan head with some lacing lines left behind. S - Roasted malts, hints of chocolate and some roasted grain. Has somewhat of a soapy aroma as well. T - Roasted malt that starts dry and turns tart. Raisins and molasses followed by roasted grains with a slightly sour characteristic. M - Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Better than I expected. It was nice and dry but a little on the watery side. Serving type: bottle 11-28-2010


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlfredReece92 (29) - Taylor, Arkansas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
All I can really say is wow... I love the dark color and the off white head. The smell is kinda just bleh, same old same old, but the taste is where itís at... This is definitely the best beer Iíve ever had, so glad I took the chance on buying. Highly recommended

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (962) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2015
bottled - not a bad attempt at all. Nice roasted malt flavor with some chocolate thrown in there. Good color. Not much aroma. Not bad.

2.9
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (382) - 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.

3
   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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (534) - 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 didnít drive me crazy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (943) - 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.

2.9
   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.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jbuskirk (554) - 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 (294) - 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


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