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. It’s a nice summer beer that I’m trying in December.
brigg (521) - 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.
trujahwarrior (509) - 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.
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, it’s a decent beer. A throw-back to the good ol’ 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)...I’d try it again.
jmcgavin12 (492) - 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.
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 (477) - 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. I’ve 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. I’m glad only one came in the six pack.
ellolovey (469) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
chicowv (465) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: Pours clear yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is sour and cheesy. Taste is salty and a bit bitter. Smooth and easy to drink on the front but finishes sour and bitter.
delnoche (456) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUN 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12fl oz bottle poured into a scotch glass (I’m at a hotel and it’s 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.