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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.98%
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“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.”


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (6426) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Tmoney99. Pours a clear golden color with a medium whitish head. The aroma has some grainy, bready malt with a surprising amount of spicy grassy hops. Very little from the nose makes it into the flavor. This is a fairly clean straight forward lager. Nothing really bad here; it is what it is.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blankboy (6400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size off-white head. Aroma: Yuck: Grain, vegetables and a bit of garbage. Sweet and watery flavour of grain and corn syrup. Light bodied. Not good at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Pours copper/gold with a thin white head. Smells of corn, some spice, stale hops, earthy. Tastes of caramel, spice, some sweet citrussy splashes on the finish. Very drinkable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle ($1.48 Single) and served in standard pint glass: Pours a clean golden hue with a good fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of wet pale grains, corn, slight oxidization, buttery and a some grassy hop. The taste is exactly what you expected (sadly), a adjunct influenced lager with a light skunked character. There is a bit more bitterness upon the finish than found in most cheap ’merican versions but that is like putting lipstick on a pig. To call this "reserve" give an impression of higher quality... not the case.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Too much generic grainy aroma and cereal taste to it, without a whole lot else going on. Solidly in the not bad for a lager category, but not really good either. Got in a mix pack, won’t get again..."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle:   Translucent golden, very clear, thin whispy white head, sparce lacing.   Pale bready nose, fairly malty.   Sweet malty start, even a little bit of peppercorn or something.   Not half bad.   Pale breadiness.   Seems pretty smooth.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   The breadiness for some reason reminds me of waffles.   Clean on the finish.   Simple straight forward lager that has the right amount of sweetness.   Fairly tasty.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle (12oz). Shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Clear amber, no head. Grain and tupentine aroma, sweet and harsh. Tastes like fake maple syrup aged in an old LawnBoy bag - ugh. Light, slick, still mouthfeel, sweet, with an ugly aftertaste. Tick - and NEVER again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2010
Clear golden color/ white head. Mild peppery, salty, grainy pale malt aromas. Light frothy mouthfeel. Mild lagered, grainy pale malt, black pepper flavors are on the dry side.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6093) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
bottle, golden color with big egg white head, aroma has a lot of cardboard a nd some hops, flavors is better with malt, wheat, biterness

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle; clear and golden, without any hint of carbonation. This is an every-man’s beer, without much to be offended by, and little to get excited about either. Slightly corny, but not obliquely so. Eh ... (#4139, 6/18/2011)


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