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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.98%
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“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.”


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finhead (1194) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
A clear, golden pour with white head. The light aroma is mostly grains. The light body has a thin texture and clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12 ounce bottle, one of the 6 beers included in Shiner’s Family Reunion 6-pack. Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is toasted and bready malt, along with some grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s a nice herbal/spicy taste noticable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and easy to drink. Overall I think it’s a pretty decent brew, I enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4567) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2010
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-tan. Steady, thin, white head. Medium bodied, sessionable Lager. Smooth malty tones, nice Lager tones. Unimpressive soapy, peppery hop balance. A little too harsh and biting, kind of throws the beer off. I can dig the concept, but it certainly isn’t done well here. OK and sessionable.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
From the bottle - an American Pale Lager pale lager described as over-hopped. It is, resulting in an astringent brew. Its clean aroma is actually a bit more attractive than the actual super-dry taste. There is a bit of a vegetable taste to the beer while the body seems rather light and thin. More like the Shiner 101, nice concept but not to my taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Pours a clear amber with a quickly diminishing off white head. Slight hoppy smell. Tasted more hoppy than it’s aroma. Clean, refreshing finish. Good brew!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vikingguy (813) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Gold color. Not much for aroma; hops and malt. Standard lager with a bit of backbone. Decent hop flavor. Clean and fresh. Pretty decent lager.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear honeyed golden with a tall cap of white head. The aroma picked up bright, funky straw and vegetal notes upfront, with pale malts beneath.. this was offensive. The flavor found roughly the same stuff.. pale malts at the core with just a little interesting honey extending outward.. vegetal bitterness surrounded and stuck on the finish.. soured up the belly a tad after the swallow. Light-bodied and tacky on the palate.. bad stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours clear amber. Nose of caramel malts and citrus. Taste of corn and caramel malts.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Clear gold, small white head.Aroma is lots of corn and light grainy notes. Flavor is fairly clean and crisp with the flavor of watery grits and caramel malt

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
degbert (1148) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Nose is tangerine, toast, a touch of skunk. Pours a dark gold with a white, fine-grained head. Typical lager taste, not bad, not great, but with a touch of metallic overtone. The description may say hop-jacked, but I can’t taste much at all. Shatteringly mediocre.


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