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RATINGS: 817   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (836) - 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. Theres about a fingers worth of light mocha-shaded head. Theres only a modicum of lacing left on the glass, as well. S: Its more interesting than the other Shiner brews Ive sampled, thats 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 its 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. Its dry at first, but touches of sweetness lingers after a few sips. Carbonation is moderately low, so its not particularly drinkable. O: Not bad at all. Its quite good, actually, especially for the style. Its 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 Id buy a 6-pack of in the future.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (418) - - NOV 19, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours dark brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. The aroma is faint caramel. The taste is caramel, hay, and maybe a very small hint of roastiness. Its pretty watery. Its drinkable but borders on bland.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_rookie (445) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Pours a dark red color. Light shines through, but barely. Has about one finger beige head, that is very short lived. When it goes away looks like cola. No retention, no lacing.

Aroma is maybe a touch of coffee. Light caramel. Really, thats about it. Very bland, very much nothing.

Taste is light roasted malts. Light coffee. Light caramel. Pretty sweet overall. Very watery.

Mouthfeel is light bodied. Smooth. Watery. Not bitter. Easy drinking, sessionable.

Overall, its okay, but only okay. Its not scary or anything. Ordinarily Id be disappointed, but its Shiner, so I dont expect much. I started the review much lower, but it has improved as it warms. A great introductory beer to a new style. A mediocre beer overall. I would recommend this only if one were afraid of darker beers. But for myself, I see no reason to buy it again.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cajun (432) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle - Pours black, beige head. Refrigeration taste... along with scorched pancakes. Very mild. Meh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (2389) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2016
From mix six. Dark, toasty malts. Some caramel. Tad thin. Wasn't as horrible as some shiner, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a dark brown. Sweet toasted malt aroma. Flavors of caramel and burnt malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
donandres (417) - , Washington, USA - APR 28, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass A: black, tan head that disappears quickly A: Nose: slight malty nutty aroma, Taste: light bitterness MF: medium body, fizzy OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for Drank: April 28, 2016

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Xevious (78) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bought at a market place. Pours dark with a tan head. Smells of licorice and a tad earth and maybe a hint of smoke. tastes of licorice and some dark chocolate. Palate was a tad watery. Overall? This is pretty much a staple at the local Shiner Texas brewery, simply better than a Budweiser.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CrimsonFox (8) - Harrison township, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
Its just not a decent Black Lager. The taste is far too light. Its got a decent head but, it has no complexity. The taste quickly fades from the tounge and the beer is very watery tasting.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
euniceradio (461) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours black/ruby red, cream ring head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, oatmeal. Taste of same with roasted malt backbone. Light body, way too much carb.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2016
12 oz. into pint glass. Poured with minimal head that dissipated quickly but left a wonderful black color. Taste was very very light and a little sweet. Surprising but refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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