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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.98%
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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.”


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Drinkable, refreshing, but no character to be found. Give me just about any Canadian lager over this one, even macro.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Clear copper with a white head. Slight cereal, spicy arome. Taste is light malts, with a dry, spicy hop finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours a golden amber color with thin head. Aroma is sweet malts, but very weak. Flavor is sweet, but with a slightly skunky taste and a bit of metallic. Finish is thin and fizzy. Not one of Shiner’s finer moments.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Pours lager brown, smells sweet malts, kind of bland; tastes common hops with straightforward lager maltiness

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle: ok, compared to most pale lagers, this is not bad. However, Shiner does not make a very good beer.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Pours gold into the glass with a tiny white head. Aroma is metallic with a slight malty note. Flavor is minimal with an almost astringent bitterness at the end. Thin body. No thanks.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
brigg (532) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2011
(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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 17, 2009
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.


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