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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   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.”

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (771) - 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 (75) - 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1306) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12 ounce bottle, one of the 6 beers included in Shiner’s Family Reunion 6-pack. Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is toasted and bready malt, along with some grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s a nice herbal/spicy taste noticable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and easy to drink. Overall I think it’s a pretty decent brew, I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zestytaco (34) - Niceville, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a pale yellow color with a white head that fades quickly. Has the strong aroma of cooked corn with a grassy undertone. Clean light malt flavor with a hint of sweetness. Honestly this isn’t a bad beer. This style gets such a bad rap from the macros that decent lagers like this one get lost in the shuffle.

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