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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.98%
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ďKosmos Spoetzl knew how to brew great beer. Born in Bavaria, Kosmosí 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.Ē

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Pours copper/gold with a thin white head. Smells of corn, some spice, stale hops, earthy. Tastes of caramel, spice, some sweet citrussy splashes on the finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 17, 2009
2009 Bottle. For what Kosmos Reserve is, itís a decent beer. A throw-back to the good olí days of Texas brewing. Aroma of a refined, more complex Pabst Blue Ribbon, if you can believe it. Palate is cloudy, almost feeling unfiltered, allowing you to taste the wheaty elements well. I would not, as the commercial description does, call it "hop-jacked." Hops are present in the aroma, but not much in the flavor. Overall, not bad. I wish this was offered on its own (not in a collection pack)...Iíd try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a bold golden color with fluffly white head. The aroma is herbal and piney hops mostly, with a slight sweet caramel note beneath it and some light general maltiness. The flavor is dusty malt with a slight, dry toastiness to it. What Iím most surprised, and impressed, by, though, is the hop profile. Itís quite nuanced and spot on. Ample herbal bitterness keeps it dry, crisp, and refreshing. Pine and citrus hop notes bounce around, too, giving just the right amount of complexity. The hops are assertive, clean, and graceful. It finishes dry and crisp with a dusty aftertaste. Iíve gotta say, I disagree with most of the other ratings so far. Iím enjoying this beer quite a bit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2009
I wasnít crazy about it. Tasted like your standard Macro brew American light lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5255) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Clear orange, nice rocky white head. Malty aroma, with a bit of a vegetal note. Nicely crisp. Mildly hoppy at first, then a touch of bready malt. Decent and quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours a golden amber color with thin head. Aroma is sweet malts, but very weak. Flavor is sweet, but with a slightly skunky taste and a bit of metallic. Finish is thin and fizzy. Not one of Shinerís finer moments.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4198) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Clean smell, pale lager look with a slightly scummy top. Somewhat strong malty taste. Turns a little fruity at times. Goes down fairly easy. Has that typical shiner personality. Decent finsh, could have more manners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
llcooldave (1116) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Sparkling clear copper color. Sweet malt aroma with a touch of herbs. Malty flavor with a slight hoppy bitterness. Overall itís reminiscent of a pale ale almost, but itís nice and easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear golden color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is light grain, herbal hops, and faint esters. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt and light hops. Light to medium body. A decent lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Pours amber with a fast receding head like a cowardly mutt in my neighbors back yard that barks until you approach it and it runs off. Not much of an aroma just some malt action. Medium nectar with superb carbonation. Big malty flavors protrude like the bulging bottom of a defected Wexford can. Sweet malty essence with mild bittering. A very flavorful lager reminds me of a light marzen. Not a bad beer at all.

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