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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.98%
“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.”

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (969) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Another good find from Shiner. This Kosmos Reserve pours a golden amber color with good scent of wheat and malts. It has a very bold flavor of herbs but is surprisingly mellow. A very surprising taste for a pale lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KamGoPro (220) - Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Good slightly fruity flavor. Light amber . Slight bitterness that is finished with fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
pours a copper color. Smell is of malts, caramel. Taste is malts, some hops, a bit of caramel. Overall complex for this style and an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marzenloverNM (22) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Surprisingly tasty and refreshing beer. Nice malty aroma. Malty on the palette, Smooth, malty flavor. It was hard to know what to expect from reading the description on the bottle, although it was interesting reading a little bit of Shiner Brewery lore. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a bold golden color with fluffly white head. The aroma is herbal and piney hops mostly, with a slight sweet caramel note beneath it and some light general maltiness. The flavor is dusty malt with a slight, dry toastiness to it. What I’m most surprised, and impressed, by, though, is the hop profile. It’s quite nuanced and spot on. Ample herbal bitterness keeps it dry, crisp, and refreshing. Pine and citrus hop notes bounce around, too, giving just the right amount of complexity. The hops are assertive, clean, and graceful. It finishes dry and crisp with a dusty aftertaste. I’ve gotta say, I disagree with most of the other ratings so far. I’m enjoying this beer quite a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_511 (157) - - JUL 20, 2012
Pours gold with a moderate white head and sparkling body. Some bread in the aroma. Tastes like a higher bodied pilsner style beer with very mild hop bitterness and almost no hop aroma or flavor with a slight acidic finish. An enjoyable medium bodied lighter beer. Aroma: bread Appearance: golden, clear, sparkling, mild white foam Taste: lightly bitter, lightly sour Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, acidic finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
From notes, 5/26/11: Poured a 12oz bottle from Shiner Family Reunion 6-pk into stange. A: Poured a burnt orange color that was light orange around the edges. White head that dissipated quickly into a thin cap that left minimal lacing. S: Like most Shiner brews, nothing too distinguished here. Cereal grains and grassy hops. T: Cereal grains, biscuity malt, and grassy hops. M: Medium carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, very drinkable. O: Turned out to be a more balanced version of Shiner Blonde with the nice little hop bite that it provides. Wish this one came in a six pack, very sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (800) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (4666) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange peel, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good robustness and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavor; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness after the finish from bitterness. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a good hoppy pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Pours amber with a fast receding head like a cowardly mutt in my neighbors back yard that barks until you approach it and it runs off. Not much of an aroma just some malt action. Medium nectar with superb carbonation. Big malty flavors protrude like the bulging bottom of a defected Wexford can. Sweet malty essence with mild bittering. A very flavorful lager reminds me of a light marzen. Not a bad beer at all.

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