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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   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.”


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5831) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle - part of their "Family Reunion" six pack. Pours a medium copper, thin white head. Pretty much a neutral aroma, brief hints of cardboard. Flavor has some brief caramel accents, a hint of spent grain, just a trace of nuttiness. Mouthfeel is thick enough for the style. Decent, just slightly bland.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (281) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass. Appearance: a 2" sudsy off white head falls moderately with some decent lacing remaining. Color is a clear deep golden with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: fairly mild, just some light bread crust and a bit of sweet caramel. Mouthfeel: fairly light and crisp with a mild, easy finish. Flavor: toasted bread, some caramel and raisin, a decent hop bite in the finish and lingering in the swallow. Overall: very good but not outstanding. Somewhat reminds me of Shiner Oktoberfest but with less flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (390) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scoth (556) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours clear golden with a medium white head, very fine lacing, moderate retention. Caramel, hay, bready aroma. Light body, lively, smooth. Mildly sweet, mild bitter finish. Easy drinking, well balanced.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Thanks to the neighbors. Oh this wasn’t so bad, not great but for a regular old lager it didn’t have the macro taste. Serving: Bottle

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shanebrews (208) - Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
This beer is fragrant with hops. It displays the characteristics of a continental European lager, though more Dutch than German. It is not quite as dry as I would like but a pleasant and drinkable brew anyway.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5228) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear ark gold body under a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin covering. The nose is mostly grainy malt with a minimal hoppiness, it smells a bit of hot cereal. The flavor is a little on the sweeter side than I’d like for a lager, some grainy husky malt on the finish. Very minimal bitterness. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, even for Shiner this is on the weaker side of their efforts.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12 ounce single bottle from a Shiner six pack purchased at the local Harris Teeter. Pours a light copper color with a thin, disappearing head. Aroma is grain with a hint of floral hops. Taste is similar with a bit of a bitterness. Not bad, but Shiner can do better!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4226) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Yeasty barley malt nose, somewhat nutty. Clear amber, thin head. Yeast, barley, tangy lemongrass. Light body, frothy mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhamp9 (1188) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Clear amber pour with a nice white head that fades down to a cap. Aroma is grains and toffee. Taste is sweet caramely malts, grain, and some toast. Light body. Easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (382) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Caramel orange in color with a thin white head that lingers. Malt ara and bready chewy finish. Above average lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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