shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is honey, caramel, toast, fruity apple, and earthy spicy finish. Flavor is honey, caramel, toast, and an earthy spicy hop finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours brilliantly clear deep gold with weak white head. The mild aroma has notes of sweetness and fruity esters and maybe a touch of biscuit. The taste is sort of yuck with sweet slick malts, oddly thin body, graininess and floral hops. It ends with a touch of grainy malts and faint spicy hops. These faint flavors really don’t go well together here.
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized head of white foam and aromas of euro-skunked hops with a little grass and corn. Flavor is similar... a kind of grainy lager with a little skunky hops. A couple of steps up from macro-swill, but not very interesting.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of malty caramel. Nice clear red tinted amber pour, with some nice bubbles. A little too much carbonation makes the beer fizzy in the mouth, makes it difficult to taste much. FIrst time I had this beer I thought it was pretty good, now I am not to sure.
scooterbub (793) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a family pack. Pours a nice golden yellow with a decent white head that lasts. Taste and aroma is rather clean. Some malt and hops come through. Some bitterness. Refreshing and easy to drink.
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light copper color with off white head that doesn’t last. Lightly toasted malt aroma with some nuttiness. Caramel malts, slighly sweet and nutty flavor. Medium body with soft carbonation.
ttutony (607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 Brilliantly clear golden with a white head. Subtle grassy and earthy hop aroma. Palate is a little thin, with mostly cereal grain malt notes. Looks good, smells good, taste and palate a little lacking.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to angrypirate) He must have been angry to have provided this one. What did I do to deserve this?!
Pours very clear amber, decent bubbly head with ok lacing. Nose of slight sour notes, meaty. The taste has a lager-like bite, grain, tart/old apples. Nice carbonation but a bad aftertaste.
Speaking of which, what exactly was Kosmos RESERVING this beer for?? Probably some in-laws that he hated. Here guys, drink this!
ansermadide (1451) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
What a big, frothy white head on this one! Big-bubbled frothy lacing. Clear golden color with slow but steady carbonation. Musky sweet lager aroma. Flavor a little sour and bitter, almost pilsener-like. The top of my mouth feels like it’s shriveling up. Better than I expected: it’s missing that bitter metallic flavor, and that’s a good thing. Mineral water-like finish.
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light amber and sparkling clear. White head that disappears rapidly. Not much on nose but a hint of grass/straw. Light bodied and not much character or finish for a ’reserve’ beer. Expected much more.