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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.98%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“Kosmos Spoetzl knew how to brew great beer. Born in Bavaria, Kosmos’ mastery of German brewing carried him as far as Egypt before he found his way to the small Texas town of Shiner. Our proud brewery still carries his name and commitment to excellence in brewing. This full-flavored, hop-jacked lager is every bit as unique as the man himself and our way of saluting the brewmaster who started it all.”


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Slegar (26) - Green bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Not much to this. Little taste little aromas. The color is pretty good though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Really didn’t have much taste at all, very thin. Slight roasted, finishes clean and no real issue there, but just not much to taste.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
smaynard6000 (954) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a yellowish amber color with minimal white head. Aroma very faint. A little bit sweet and changing to bitter. Slightly creamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish. Not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mile (3771) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2012
Bottle. Pale golden, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, faint grassy hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - some corn and sweetish flavor. Finish is short to average, malty -l ight corn and lightly sweetish, faint grassy hoppyness, some notes of metal, faint hoppyness. Light-bodied lager with sharp metallic finisih.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 15, 2012
Had this on a hot spring TX day out of the mixed pack and maybe it just caught me at the right time bc I actually enjoyed it. Light malt aroma. Golden in colo with slight white head. Clean tasting lager (light bready sweetness), but not too complex.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
Delicious creamy lager. Wish I could get a full 6pk of these and not just 1 in a family pk.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2012
Tasted bottle from Shiner Family Reunion mix-pack into shaker glass. It poured a predictable golden color with weak white foam. Cut-grass, mild malts, almost non-existent hops, some vague adjunct sweetness, and mild pepper phenols from yeast, yet pretty tasteless overall. Not skunky nor offensive, at least. A totally average light-bodied lager, perhaps somewhat pilsener-like, but much less nuanced than classic German examples. Thin, watery, and a bit metallic like most Shiner beers, sadly. This is a brewery I always want to love, despite my unsentimental tastebuds.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle: ok, compared to most pale lagers, this is not bad. However, Shiner does not make a very good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear gold with minimal head. Aroma of some grains and a little grassy hops. Taste is about the same. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, not too bad. This is probably one of my favorite shiner beers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9387) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Very drinkable lager, but a lager nontheless. Pours an attractive crystal clear rich gold with a small white head. Aroma is cereal grains. Thinner palate with plenty of carbonation, and the taste is a simple yet somewhat pleasant grain and cereal bit. Doesn’t suck.


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