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RATINGS: 367   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.”


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5159) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Dark bronze amber colored body with a dense slightly yellow tinted head. The nose has some rich mashed potatoes with notes of raw grains. There is also some fresh pressed apple cider. The taste has some raw potatoes and spice of celery, especially in the finish. There is also an ever present red Delicious apple note. A soft mouthfeel helps this one along. A decent effort, but certainly nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (305) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Aroma is citrus sea breeze Saaz. Smells like a nice Pilsner. Appearance is crystal clear copper with medium white tan head. Taste is caramel malt, bit of toast, with nice aroma hopping. Little in the way of bitterness. Aroma hopping and sweet malt lingers nicely. Palate is light and crisp, very drinkable. Overall this is a good beer. Malt is a little boring but the aroma hopping is well done. Really more of a dry hopped light Vienna Lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4791) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 5, 2013
This is basically a simple yet tasty enough beer with just a hint of caramel malt. Nice orange color.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-18-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance –Pours a golden amber color with a two finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over about a 5 min time frame to leave a rather light level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is of sweet caramel as well as a good bready aroma. With these aromas is a lighter smell of a very light earthy nature. Taste – The taste is bready and malty upfront. Some lighter sweetness is present up front as well. It is mainly caramel in taste and as the taste advances further it sweetens more toward the middle to the end. At the end a very light earthy and herbal flavor comes to the tongue with some of the caramel fading. In the end a rather crisp and biscuit flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the very average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess. It furthermore has a very average carbonation level. Both are fine for the style, but nothing too out of the ordinary. Overall – Pretty easy drinking, but rather average for a lager. Alright and it is rather easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (417) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head that left quite a bit of lacing. The aroma is bready, cereal, malts, some hops. The taste is rather sweet malts, caramel, and toffee with only faint hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LowBrau (99) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 23, 2015
Medium gold color. Nice combination of medium sweetness and alcohol. Light bitterness and a touch of fragrance from the hops. Toffee aroma. Very enjoyable.

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. It’s 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. I’m not sure why this one has fared so badly on RateBeer. It’s 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 (4958) - 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 isn’t done well here. OK and sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4436) - 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.


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