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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   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.”


3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (746) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle from the six type summer sampler case. Plenty of hops with a medium body. Surprised this wasn’t so bad. Good antidote for the summer heat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (664) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Light smooth grain aroma. Solid white finger thick head that lingers for quite awhile. Light grain and malt taste with just a touch of bitterness. Light body and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Clear orange, nice rocky white head. Malty aroma, with a bit of a vegetal note. Nicely crisp. Mildly hoppy at first, then a touch of bready malt. Decent and quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Clear copper orange with a lasting whitish head. Aroma is grassy, sweet malts. Taste is light caramel, grass, hay hops. Medium bodied finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Cereal grain aroma and a bland malty taste with a sharp yet oddly flat finish. Points for the paradox?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Pours and orange/amber color with bubbly head. A full flavored beer that leaves a filmy aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (330) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (663) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- mild aroma of malt and caramel. Appearance- A nice dark golden color with a fairly large off-white head. Taste- Has a yeasty flavor with a hint of caramel and some hop added for good measure. Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a light and crisp finish. Overall- A slightly better than average beer, I would drink it again but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.


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