Koelschtrinker (20403) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Leicht süßer Antrunk mit späterer Herbe. Dazu kommt ein wüziges Aroma, dass sich der Milde sofort anpasst. Das Bier ist so süffig und dennoch einigermaßen vielfältig. Später dann aber milder, einzig die Herbe bleibt bestehen. Wenig bitteres Finish. 7/8/8/7/8/8
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2011
12 oz from a mixed 6 purchased at Spirits Brick. This beer poured a nice clear deep copper/bronze body under a bubbly white head. Aroma and flavor are not offensive they are just plain boring. Slight notes of grain and grass. Body screams macro with a mostly watery feel and stingy bubbly carboantion. NJ already has Yuengling Premium Lager not quite sure why we need this to? MBiermann (1) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2011 does not count
I have a friend from Texas who cherishes this beer with an almost cult fervor - apparently he isn’t alone. My only question is... why? I never really liked their Bock. It’s OK. A step up from Buttwiper, maybe. The other day I picked up their "Sampler Pack", thinking I’d give their other offerings a try. I was actually surprised to find that every one of them basically tasted the same. There was no variety, only subtle shades of blech. I won’t say these guys don’t know how to make beer. They just don’t know how to make very good beer. Must be a Texas thing... alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Tmoney99. Pours a clear golden color with a medium whitish head. The aroma has some grainy, bready malt with a surprising amount of spicy grassy hops. Very little from the nose makes it into the flavor. This is a fairly clean straight forward lager. Nothing really bad here; it is what it is. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours clear pale orange with a small white head. Smells like an exceptionally hopped lager; has that "typical" beer smell. Tastes like more bitter "typical" lager; there really is nothing special about this. Medium-bodied with a thin, slick texture and prickly mouth-carbonation; Shiner Kosmos Reserve finishes with a bitter astringency that makes one want to drink something that is not this.
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2011
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, bronze-colored head with a rather brief, white head.
Smell: A little breadiness to the nose with some sweetish hints to it, more so than come across in the taste. Vague spicy, grassy hop notes, less so than deliver in the taste.
Taste: Lightly grainy, faintly bready soda cracker-like maltiness with a small, very temporary taste of sweet caramel. Infinitesimal hint of white grape. A drop of lemon juice. Though this beer is apparently "hop-jacked", you’ll get no more than a meager spiciness, a sparse grassiness, and some supporting bitterness. Quite clean and crisp at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Light on the tongue, but not quite watery.
Overall: Let’s be honest for a change, it is Shiner, so roll in with simple low expectations, and you’ll be treated to simple, clean lager with a bit of bitterness to it. BREWMUSKCLES (2686) - New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2011
fishbowl aroma and light in body this effervescent brew of moderate coppertone is flavored with some caramel and light dishwater. clean tasting perhaps or better watery. Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt, small hop and lager aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Worth having once.
blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours gold with a fluffy white head. Sweet and a bit grainy aroma. The flavor is relatively clean with a light sweetness and a hint of grain. Not bad. TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2011
Copper colored with a small white head that to its credit laces nicely down the glass, the beer is not visibly carbonated. A floral aroma with orange and vanilla with spice. The taste is mostly a cereal wheat with sweet mandarin and honey flavors. Its an ale that lacks a notable hops taste but ha enough to counteract the sweet citrus beginning. The palate is a tad thick and bloating for such a sweet ale. In summation I am glad they "reserve" this beer and release more of the preferable Shiner Bock to us consumers.