Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma and appearance where nothing to talk about. Taste was typical until the hops kicked in. Itís a nice summer beer that Iím trying in December.
docsteigs (522) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours lager brown, smells sweet malts, kind of bland; tastes common hops with straightforward lager maltiness
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden color with a fizzy white head with soapy lacing. Smells grassy and faint malt and hops. Tastes the same as it smells but butter and dough are also there and has a decent hop presence for a lager. Mouthfeel is of a typical lager. This is a mediocre craft lager for present day, but was probably one of the better ones around when Kosmos Spoetzl brewed it back in the day.
drdisque (504) - 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.
brigg (499) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle) A bubbling clear orange body with a big off-white head. Pale caramel malt and moderate hop aroma, grain, fruit notes (apple, orange) and light grass. Flavor, like the body, is thin. Up front there is some caramel malt as well as hops and some spice, but it quickly fades to a mostly tasteless(watery), dry finish.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Dacrza (484) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Situation: Feeling good, so I will review a second...
Glassware: Standard pilsner...
Appearance: choppy, off-whitehead creates islands of thin head atop a copper-bronze body with little effervescence...
Aroma: having trouble smelling the hops promised by its label; malt is present...
Palate: balanced mouthfeel with an oily end to a medium-bodied intro...
Taste: the straight-up lager base that Shiner has perfected seems slightly amiss here, with the subtle fruitiness not distinguinshing tself among its fellow Shiners...
Overall: I began eating chips halfway through this tasting--it wasnít in search of a proper pairing--actually, not an indictment, but the word RESERVE usually is, well, reserved for a beer that stands out... and this does not...
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Shiner Variety Pack. Pours a nice clear golden color, minimal lacing. Aroma is yeasty and bready like a typical lager but with a hoppy floral accent. Not as skunky as many lagers. Some toastiness as well. Taste is a good mix between sweet malty and bitter but really nothing too overpowering. Palate is smooth, slightly bitter aftertaste. I like it better than the traditional Shiner Bock, not a bad beer.
Pershing (475) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another disappointing selection from Shiner. Iíve come to the conclusion that their beer is brewed for the masses. Pours a clear copper color with a decent white head that is gone quickly. Bland taste on the palate with a slight malt aroma. Iím glad only one came in the six pack.
jmcgavin12 (462) - Madison, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very light light yellow pour with almost non existent head. Aroma is spiced with slight hints of malt. Flavor is sweet, slight caramel, and a weak finish. Different but not necessarily that great.