drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear with medium foamy head. Mild floral hop aroma. Very fruity hoppy initial bite that subsides into cereal malty nothingness which slides into the finish. A lot of good ideas not perfectly constructed.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Kosmos poured clear orange with bright amber highlights streaking through his body. A small pithy head fades faster than I can blink into whatever black hole sucked it up. A couple swirls release neither foam nor lace, just a zippy nose of lemon and orange zest. A spry spritzy nose, he dances before me, sweet Werthers Original candies and caramel nougat melting into green grass while the lemon and orange continue to dance in merry oblivion. Partaking of his nose one more time before diving into the deep end, hard minerals snarl and snap from the shadows. Different in such a way I’m not quite sure what Kosmos is trying to accomplish, or if he even knows himself. My first quaff is light in the front and middle with a hard mineral bite in the finish. Lemon and orange esters waft by on a breeze so feeble the green grass below barely stirs. A couple more quaffs, and I am left digging deeper and harder to find more of the same. Wait! Is that toasted white bread? … Maybe, the grains and toast are weak against the lemon and orange esters. Most prominent is the hard mineral finish that tastes of mountain water drawn directly from the limestone it flows over. Feeble in mouthfeel, body, and flavor, Kosmos certainly came nowhere near rocking my beery cosmos. About 2/3 of the way through, we bid farewell the only way I know possible, via the kitchen sink.
I’m not quite sure what Shiner was going for with the Kosmos. It’s not like anything I’ve ever tasted before in terms of style and character. Like a lost child, he is searching for an identity, a reason for being which unfortunately is not to be found here.
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is floral, earthy hop, and light grainy malt. Flavor is light malt, watery hop, lightly bitter finish.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear golden body that is topped by a small white head. Some spotty lace is left on the glass. Aroma has light spicy hops, vague fruity esters, and some bready toasted caramel. Light medium body is crisply carbonated. Taste is dominated by a bready caramel malt sweetness. Subdued grassy hops balance nicely. A pleasantly drinkable and inoffensvie mainstream style lager.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Date: January 03, 2010
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head
Aroma: dry earthy hop aroma
Flavor: dry malt flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, earthy bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Score: *+ /4
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pine hops, rice/corn and malt. Flavor has a combination of malt, crisp hops, and lager notes. Not bad overall.
jjuf1853 (1245) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Shiner family variety 6-pack. Pours a crystal clear golden orange color with a dense, foamy white head. Bread malt and hoppy aroma. The flavor is fairly bland and malty with some subtle hops. Not too much going on here overall.
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Deep golden / light amber color. Aroma of a beer that was dry hopped with roses. Nice florals, some sweet malt in the nose. Flavor of stale, watered hop tea. Bland, boring,. Good for washing down pretzels.
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 (7091) - 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.