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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.98%
“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.”

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndresTM (423) - Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
I would not call it hop-jacked, but at least it’s got more hops than macro lagers (which isn’t too hard to achieve anyway). I don’t remember this beer much, but then again that means it wasn’t very memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammer (1101) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
A rather uneventful, session type beer that does not stand out in any way. I’ll pass next time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2747) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2011
orangeish golden colour with a small frothy white head. Aroma is definately on the malty side with carmel notes. Flavours of corn, caramel and soft hops. A pretty decent lager all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benfergy (238) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Shiner Kosmos is an orange beer with aroma that is very hoppy, as far as lagers go. The hops are rather herbal. The malty aroma comes out in sipping. It’s a rather subtle beer, but it’s alright.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
12 oz bottle from Shiner Variety Pack. Pours a nice clear golden color, minimal lacing. Aroma is yeasty and bready like a typical lager but with a hoppy floral accent. Not as skunky as many lagers. Some toastiness as well. Taste is a good mix between sweet malty and bitter but really nothing too overpowering. Palate is smooth, slightly bitter aftertaste. I like it better than the traditional Shiner Bock, not a bad beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (14596) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Leicht süßer Antrunk mit späterer Herbe. Dazu kommt ein wüziges Aroma, dass sich der Milde sofort anpasst. Das Bier ist so süffig und dennoch einigermaßen vielfältig. Später dann aber milder, einzig die Herbe bleibt bestehen. Wenig bitteres Finish. 7/8/8/7/8/8

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2011
12 oz from a mixed 6 purchased at Spirits Brick. This beer poured a nice clear deep copper/bronze body under a bubbly white head. Aroma and flavor are not offensive they are just plain boring. Slight notes of grain and grass. Body screams macro with a mostly watery feel and stingy bubbly carboantion. NJ already has Yuengling Premium Lager not quite sure why we need this to?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MBiermann (1) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2011 does not count
I have a friend from Texas who cherishes this beer with an almost cult fervor - apparently he isn’t alone. My only question is... why? I never really liked their Bock. It’s OK. A step up from Buttwiper, maybe. The other day I picked up their "Sampler Pack", thinking I’d give their other offerings a try. I was actually surprised to find that every one of them basically tasted the same. There was no variety, only subtle shades of blech. I won’t say these guys don’t know how to make beer. They just don’t know how to make very good beer. Must be a Texas thing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (7744) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Tmoney99. Pours a clear golden color with a medium whitish head. The aroma has some grainy, bready malt with a surprising amount of spicy grassy hops. Very little from the nose makes it into the flavor. This is a fairly clean straight forward lager. Nothing really bad here; it is what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SPDickerman (1088) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours clear pale orange with a small white head. Smells like an exceptionally hopped lager; has that "typical" beer smell. Tastes like more bitter "typical" lager; there really is nothing special about this. Medium-bodied with a thin, slick texture and prickly mouth-carbonation; Shiner Kosmos Reserve finishes with a bitter astringency that makes one want to drink something that is not this.

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