Shiner Bohemian Black Lager

June 20th, 2011 by in Other Beer Reviews

Shiner Bohemian Black Lager is the second beer in the Shiner Family Reunion six pack (I previously reviewed Shiner Bock). This beer, also known as a Schwarzbier, was first brewed for Spoetzel Brewery’s 97th anniversary, and is a somewhat unusual style. It’s a lager beer, but has some of the smells and flavor of a stout ale. This is the first Schwarzbier I’ve tasted.

It has light scents of coffee and chocolate, and has a similar taste; coffee with a bit of sweetness as well as a good deal of roasted flavor. If there were such a thing as a “light” stout (like Bud Light is to Budweiser), this might be what it would taste like. It feels thinner than Guinness in my opinion.

This is my first experience with a black lager, and it’s fairly good. I think I’d prefer a stout ale to this because the flavor is quite subdued, but I’m still enjoying it. So far, the Shiner Family Reunion has been pretty good; I still have four more beers to go!

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