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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zombywoof (446) - Shawnee, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
delnoche (440) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUN 15, 2010
12fl oz bottle poured into a scotch glass (Iím at a hotel and itís all I could find). Sparkling gold with very little white head. Aroma is light grassy hops that dissipates with the head. Flavor is grassy hops with some metal. Thin body. Medium-length lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Nice looking, lightly orange to tan, clear, with a very nice head and lacing. Aroma is kinda grapey and fruity, a little malty, not very hopping. Taste isnít quite what I expected, despite the category I think itís pretty average in taste. Kinda sweet and grainy/corny with a little fruitiness but not enough hoppiness. Body is light and drinkable, slightly sweet aftertaste. Overall itís ok but not one of spoetzlís best.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ellolovey (428) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a rosey gold color with a thin white foamy head. Aroma of floral hops hay and cereal. Taste the same. Faint dead flowers, citrus, barnyard. Dry perfumey finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmcgavin12 (427) - Madison, USA - FEB 11, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle from family reunion pack. Pours a light straw yellow color with a thin, bubbly white head. Some sweetness on the nose. Not much in flavor, some malty sweetness up front but the carbonation washes everything away and it finishes with a cheap, bitter taste. Watery texture and over carbonated. Drinkable and refreshing...but just barely.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (413) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Aroma: hoppy aroma, some fruit hues Appearance: clear amber color, nice thick head Taste: hoppy flavor but not bitter, interesting Palate: very slight hop aftertaste, doesn't last very long, not to dry, slightly creamy Overall: I like this beer. I'd take another ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cmc619 (372) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Continuing through the Shiner/Spoetzel variety 6-pack. This one smells and pours the best of the three Iíve had so far. Head starts at about 2" and recedes to .5" foamy top layer. Color is between deep gold and amber. Smell is still metallic. This is like Shiner Bock with a bit more caramel/roasted malt. I definitely prefer this to Shiner Bock, but itís still a forgettable lager. I certainly wouldnít call it "hop jacked." Easy to drink, nothing terribly offensive, but also nothing terribly attractive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkBarnes (372) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Nov. 27, 2013; 12 oz. bottle. A slightly maltier, less boring version of Shinerís other premium lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
22415brewery (370) - 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. Thereís 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.

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