Serve in Lager glass


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.98%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rcasta (843) - EL SALVADOR - OCT 29, 2012
ok, this is not the best beer in the world, but the style is nice. it is a great session beer; this reminds me I should put in the session lager

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Clean amber pour with foamy white head. Aroma is very minimal, maybe white bread. Taste up front isnít bad, a bit of caramel that quickly dissipates into a watery finish. Not much character, but serviceable lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
A golden beer with a 1 finger head. Aroma was peppery hops. The taste was the same as the aroma & was nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
pours amber with a very thin whites head and no lacing. taste is caramel, nuts, and metal. body is thin. finish is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a crystal-clear amber color. The head is one and a half fingers high, shaded white, and it doesnít feature the best retention or texturing. However, it does leave a minor ring of lacing on the glass. S: There is a noticeable hoppiness to the aroma here - certainly nothing that would give Stone any fits, but enough to give me some hope. This helps provide a touch of citrus and pine. However, thereís little else aside from a touch of mineral water. T: Iíve been waiting for something from Shiner to give me anything in terms of hops, and this provides it, albeit in a light manner. Luckily, the slight citrusy/piny tones are welcome here. Thereís something else here Iím not a fan of - I canít put my finger on it, perhaps a metallic note on the back end - so I canít call this one ígreatí by any stretch. M: Sampling this Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack, Iíve notice several trends in all of their brews: most are fairly clean, crisp, and light, but also too sweet on the back end, partly due to a slight lack of carbonation. This doesnít suffer from the latter qualities like the others have, thankfully. Itís a bit drier and more assertively carbonated. O: Iím a little let down, because while it succeeds where other Shiner beers failed (such as providing something resembling hoppiness), I canít put my finger on why Iím not a huge fan of this - maybe itís not that fresh? Ah well. Tickers gonna tick, bro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- mild aroma of malt and caramel. Appearance- A nice dark golden color with a fairly large off-white head. Taste- Has a yeasty flavor with a hint of caramel and some hop added for good measure. Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a light and crisp finish. Overall- A slightly better than average beer, I would drink it again but I wouldnít go out of my way for it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a straw to medium golden color with a long-lasting white head. Slight notes of citrus come through in the nose, surprising given the fact that it is a lager. On the other hand, it was difficult to find any notes of malt or German noble hops. The bottle claims that the beer is a "hop-jacked lager." Actually tasting the beer reveals that it has nothing of the sort. No hop flavor is detectable, nor is any hop aroma. The palate tastes more like a MGD or a Rolling Rock than a real craft beer. Ghastly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (808) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle from the six type summer sampler case. Plenty of hops with a medium body. Surprised this wasnít so bad. Good antidote for the summer heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
The pour is a clear medium amber with a white frothy head. The aroma was somewhat mild with a wet cardboard adjunct odor, a mild hint of floral hops and a light touch of sweet malts. I find this to be a smooth crisp brew with a slight caramel malty taste and a decent hoppy finish. Definitely a well balanced Lager and would be a great brew for a nice spring day... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ttutony (794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 Brilliantly clear golden with a white head. Subtle grassy and earthy hop aroma. Palate is a little thin, with mostly cereal grain malt notes. Looks good, smells good, taste and palate a little lacking.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 21 22 23  24  25 26 27 » 39

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50