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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.98%
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ďKosmos Spoetzl knew how to brew great beer. Born in Bavaria, Kosmosí 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.Ē


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Aroma of pine hops, rice/corn and malt. Flavor has a combination of malt, crisp hops, and lager notes. Not bad overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2010
Dark yellow, good head, good carbonation. Not much going on with the aroma, considering the bottle talks about hops. Itís in the taste that some hops flavor comes through, rising just above some malty sweetness. There some fruit flavors - perhaps that of peaches that comes through with the finish. Iím not sure why this one has fared so badly on RateBeer. Itís not an outstanding brew, but I think it holds its own.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2010
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-tan. Steady, thin, white head. Medium bodied, sessionable Lager. Smooth malty tones, nice Lager tones. Unimpressive soapy, peppery hop balance. A little too harsh and biting, kind of throws the beer off. I can dig the concept, but it certainly isnít done well here. OK and sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Does have a nice hop aroma and bite to it in the flavor, not a really balanced lager but still interesting considering how hoppy it is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Clear light gold, small white head. Sweet honeyed cereal nose, little honeydew melon. Clean molasses sweetness, medium bodied, dries out in the finish with some hay.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1099) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Shiner Kosmos Reserve has a thin-to-medium, egg shell-colored head and a clear, copper appearance, with a good amount of bubbles streaming up and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of roasted barley and, surprisingly, of some slight citrus. Taste is of barley, and a decent hoppiness shows up here. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Shiner Kosmos Reserve finishes crisp, clean, and very refreshing. Overall, this is one of the better Shiner offerings. I recommend it! RJT

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Dark amber. Fast, white head. Aroma: Grains, caramel. Flavor: Grains, malt, caramel, hops and some spices I cannot identify. Unusual to the finish and difficult to rate. Going by the ratings, this is a beer you will either like or hate and I have never seen opinions differ so much. I for one do not like grainy lagers but I like this one so I guess I have to "Drink my words!"

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Sparkling clear copper color. Sweet malt aroma with a touch of herbs. Malty flavor with a slight hoppy bitterness. Overall itís reminiscent of a pale ale almost, but itís nice and easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 12 oz. Darkish topaz with a lasting disc of bubbles. Mild aroma of grass, caramel and lightly tart apple. Flavor is a mix of the same, with some toasted grain and a crisp grassy finish. Tastes kinda like a marzen lite. Light-medium body is dry and tingly. One of the better Shiner products Iíve had.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy (who hasnít rated it) thanks!! Pours copper with a rapidly disappearing white head. Warm malty aroma with a hit of grassy hop. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is smoothly, caramelly with some spicey hop. Underrated. If the ABV was way up, it might be all the rage. If there were a barleywine bell curve, this could be placed on it. Off to the left quite a bit, but it suggests that sort of flavor.


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