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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.98%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“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.”


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickTStiles (825) - 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.

2.6
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
smaynard6000 (802) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a yellowish amber color with minimal white head. Aroma very faint. A little bit sweet and changing to bitter. Slightly creamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish. Not bad.

3.6
   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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ttutony (789) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Pours a clear amber with a quickly diminishing off white head. Slight hoppy smell. Tasted more hoppy than it’s aroma. Clean, refreshing finish. Good brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (759) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle from the six type summer sampler case. Plenty of hops with a medium body. Surprised this wasn’t so bad. Good antidote for the summer heat.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bricks (758) - Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Looks like a regular macro, maybe a slightly deeper color. Smells metallic and neutral. Taste is not bad. A little bitter, carbonated. Just OK

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Its body has a light golden color and good clarity with a tall white soapy head. This tall head quickly settles down to thin film of foam. Lacing is slick and minimal. There is not much here at all really just faint pale grainy malt notes with some light hints of grassy hops. There is a light sweetness from a white bready maltiness and cereal grain adjunct notes. The hops balance this with some grassy/earthy bitterness. There is a slight citrus like acidity as well in there. The finish is soft and dry with light carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
PhatB420 (733) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
12oz into a glass. Pours a bronzed orange fire amber color. And thats all thats good with this one. Like the premium lager but a different color. Sessionable is in its favor, downable after mowing the lawn, giving to a sort of friend who thinks hes getting a good beer would be the best furture for any of these. Bland metallic and corn mixture is still bouncing around in my mouth. Pay it forward, this shiner is awesome.


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