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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Very light clear pour, smells a little off, nice orange-sweet taste, bitter aftertaste. They’ve made better beers that could have been named after Kosmos. It was a waste to name it after him, and a waste to have beeen my 400th beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crajun (1086) - , Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
part of shiner mixed 6 pk light - med palate; couldn’t really determine the taste/flavor not hoppy at end. OK, but nothing special..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
freekyp (1673) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Refreshing all malt lager with little hop bite. Pours a clear golden color with a weak fizzy while head. Balanced with a slight cereal malt character. Decent but unassuming. Good BBQ beer territory here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12600) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy (who hasn’t rated it) thanks!! Pours copper with a rapidly disappearing white head. Warm malty aroma with a hit of grassy hop. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is smoothly, caramelly with some spicey hop. Underrated. If the ABV was way up, it might be all the rage. If there were a barleywine bell curve, this could be placed on it. Off to the left quite a bit, but it suggests that sort of flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Drinkable, refreshing, but no character to be found. Give me just about any Canadian lager over this one, even macro.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nhamilton (104) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JFGrind (1918) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
roder60 (1288) - 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.

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