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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   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.”

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HoppyAlesToYou (163) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Initial impression from the pour does not impress, as there is not much aroma and little head retention. The first sip reminds me a bit of Sam Adams Boston Lager, but that quickly fades as the long malty finish disappoints. There is a touch of sweetness to this medium bodied clear amber lager, but it leaves me wanting for more. While it may be a better alternative to the mass market lagers, I’ll not pursue it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Grain and sweet malts dominate the aroma. Flavor is much the same, with a slight metallic flavor in the mix. This really wasn’t all that bad... I’ve had worse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Pours gold into the glass with a tiny white head. Aroma is metallic with a slight malty note. Flavor is minimal with an almost astringent bitterness at the end. Thin body. No thanks.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
garthicus (2771) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 15, 2009
Thanks to blutt59 for sending this in a trade. Appearance: Copper body, and a huge amount of agitation barely produces a head. Aroma: grass and ammonia, copper, caramel and plastic. Flavour: Damp cardboard, grass, vegetables, grain, burnt plastic. Awful. Thanks Bob lol!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle (12oz). Shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Clear amber, no head. Grain and tupentine aroma, sweet and harsh. Tastes like fake maple syrup aged in an old LawnBoy bag - ugh. Light, slick, still mouthfeel, sweet, with an ugly aftertaste. Tick - and NEVER again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Everything about this beer is bringing up just one word to me, no matter what I try to think of differently to describe it: coppery. It looks coppery, it smells coppery, and God help me, it tastes coppery. I just hope coppery is a word.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zombywoof (453) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Aroma of grass and bark and an odd vegetal quality to the flavor. Sweet bready malt and grass. The worse of a mediocre brand.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2009
bottle. pours a nice light copper with little head. has a hoppy, caramel aroma. has a bit of sugary, soda water like flavor. doesnt really taste bad, but has no real flavor or aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 Pours clear gold with faint amber tint, white fizzy head.Aroma has signs of light caramel, some grain, light citrus. Flavor has some light graininess, some light caramel, faint grapefruit hop flavor is present in this beer with very faint bitter....Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, just a small tasty little beer...easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ilovedarkbeer (2386) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
copper golden color. Medium to large sized thick soapy head. Nose is rising raw bread with a little bit of vinegar. Taste is honeyed grains, cereal, metal, and yeast. Semi carbonated mouthfeel and a not so great aftertaste. Blah but not horrible offensive.

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