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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   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.”


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
I would not call it hop-jacked, but at least it’s got more hops than macro lagers (which isn’t too hard to achieve anyway). I don’t remember this beer much, but then again that means it wasn’t very memorable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mintzmeet (426) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Nice smell, a little bland. Good opaque translucent color. Nice "wet" mouthfeel. Strongest flavor is a a graininess. Refreshing and crisp. A boutique bud light.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkBarnes (405) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Nov. 27, 2013; 12 oz. bottle. A slightly maltier, less boring version of Shiner’s other premium lager.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
euniceradio (397) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clouded orange, white sticky ring head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon, orange, sweet bread. Taste of corn, sour citrus, honey, light pine, cracker, and some yeast spices. Mouthfeel is light, big carb.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Aroma is grains, straw and grass. Flavors of grains, straw, stale bread, and a hint of minerals. Somewhat herbal and muddled finish. Even though it isn’t a winner it is more drinkable than say.... Weinhard’s reserve. Ah, whatever.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (389) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Basically a Shiner Bock with more bitterness, but one can discern a variety of subtle hop flavors as well. Pleasant smell with some sweet hoppiness, copper color with great lacing. Mild, balanced, and drinkable taste. Maybe just a bit thin on the palate, but a good balanced flavor. It would be nice if they sold this in six packs, but I've only found it in the shiner "family reunion" mixed packs. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (382) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass. Appearance: a 2" sudsy off white head falls moderately with some decent lacing remaining. Color is a clear deep golden with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: fairly mild, just some light bread crust and a bit of sweet caramel. Mouthfeel: fairly light and crisp with a mild, easy finish. Flavor: toasted bread, some caramel and raisin, a decent hop bite in the finish and lingering in the swallow. Overall: very good but not outstanding. Somewhat reminds me of Shiner Oktoberfest but with less flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
22415brewery (379) - 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. There’s 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Poobah (367) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Light amber with thin but persistent head and a sweet, wet grain nose. Lightly-carbonated with a thin body finishing with honey and slight bitterness.


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