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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2341) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Fairly bland taste and a musty smell. Medium golden body with small silky head. Not much here to write about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
22415brewery (378) - redmond, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2013
The description says "hop-jacked lager" which makes me envision some sort of imperial pale lager with tons of hops. Nope, not even close. Pours out a light copper with golden highlights, a small amount of thickened white head that leaves a nice bit of lacing. Initial aroma is of sweet doughy pilsner malt, dry cereal, very light floral, and some heavy lager esters. There’s a sweet doughy malt flavor, slightly toasty and a touch of a corn-like sweetness at the end. The bitterness is a little higher than in other Shiner beers which means it is almost nearing balanced, but still not quite. The finish leaves a few of the rich malt-notes that one would be looking for in a Bavarian style lager. The bitterness however much they advertise, should be much firmer and stronger. There are no distinct hop characteristics that would set this beer apart from others in their lineup, however the additional bitterness makes this better than the original Bock.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
I wish I could say more about this, but yeah, it is either a maltier version of their lager or a lighter version of their bock. Not sure...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkBarnes (383) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Nov. 27, 2013; 12 oz. bottle. A slightly maltier, less boring version of Shiner’s other premium lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Earth and light mineral aroma. Mineral an sweet malt flavor. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and light mineral lingers with light earth and light caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4656) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 5, 2013
This is basically a simple yet tasty enough beer with just a hint of caramel malt. Nice orange color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (595) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Part of the Family Reunion 6’er.. Pours clear golden with a short lasting white head with decent lacing. Nose is grainy/bready.... almost soda bread combined with a lite grassy hoppiness. Flavor is all about the cereal grains.. tons of malt/wheat/oats...etc... Balances okay with a lite hop profile. Carbonation is pretty high... body is a little light. Okay brew... gets worse as it warms up.. only okay.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Poured a dark amber with a finger of off white head. Malty front that quickly dissipated to nothing of note. Bitter, but not a lot of hop flavor in there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. Dark blonde with fluffy white head. Aroma is nutty sweet malt, light caramelization, light toast. Taste is medium caramel and nutty without any mineral or salt, grainy, some grain. Body is watery. Not bland completely bland or boring, but some oddness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2156) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle from the family reunion pack. Pours a crisp amber color but nothing attractive. Has a heavy flavor but theres not much going on with it. Nothing great but if you like malty..this is the beer

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