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RATINGS: 313   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.”


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
A golden beer with a 1 finger head. Aroma was peppery hops. The taste was the same as the aroma & was nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nhamilton (103) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
The last of the specialty six pack that had one of each. It pous to a full bodied tan head that settles quickly. Taste is somewhat different from other beers in the family. Goes down smoothly and begs for another to be consumed.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JFGrind (1810) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2009
When you read "hop-jacked lager" on the label it gives hope of a amber ale. But then there’s the word ’lager’ thrown in and confusion ensues. Chalky, thin bodied, sub-par beer with light bitterness and a bit of citrus in the aftertaste. I thought I was in for a one-of-a-kind experience to honor Kosmos Spoetzl and was left with a bit of a stinker of a pale lager.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2009
bottle. Pours orange with a thin, white head. Nose is weak of nut and grain. Taste is a little better with nut, grain grass and caramel. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall, not bad.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
roder60 (1280) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Pours a clear copper color with small amount of bubbly fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet corn and metal. Flavor watery dry sweet biscut base with slight grassy metallic finish. Overall, like a bad version of yuengling.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2009
[Bottle] Pours a darker golden color with plenty of white head. Grainy and grassy aroma. Weak flavor of grass and light hops. The strongest notes that I get here are in the metallic finish. Light palate and high carbonation. I’d rather drink anything else from Shiner before this.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a straw to medium golden color with a long-lasting white head. Slight notes of citrus come through in the nose, surprising given the fact that it is a lager. On the other hand, it was difficult to find any notes of malt or German noble hops. The bottle claims that the beer is a "hop-jacked lager." Actually tasting the beer reveals that it has nothing of the sort. No hop flavor is detectable, nor is any hop aroma. The palate tastes more like a MGD or a Rolling Rock than a real craft beer. Ghastly.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. An interesting somewhat hopped up addition by Shiner. One of their better beers, but still doesn’t blow me away.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3427) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 12 oz. Darkish topaz with a lasting disc of bubbles. Mild aroma of grass, caramel and lightly tart apple. Flavor is a mix of the same, with some toasted grain and a crisp grassy finish. Tastes kinda like a marzen lite. Light-medium body is dry and tingly. One of the better Shiner products I’ve had.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pershing (459) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Another disappointing selection from Shiner. I’ve come to the conclusion that their beer is brewed for the masses. Pours a clear copper color with a decent white head that is gone quickly. Bland taste on the palate with a slight malt aroma. I’m glad only one came in the six pack.


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