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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   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.

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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
From the bottle - an American Pale Lager pale lager described as over-hopped. It is, resulting in an astringent brew. Its clean aroma is actually a bit more attractive than the actual super-dry taste. There is a bit of a vegetable taste to the beer while the body seems rather light and thin. More like the Shiner 101, nice concept but not to my taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Pours a clear amber with a quickly diminishing off white head. Slight hoppy smell. Tasted more hoppy than its aroma. Clean, refreshing finish. Good brew!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vikingguy (1096) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Gold color. Not much for aroma; hops and malt. Standard lager with a bit of backbone. Decent hop flavor. Clean and fresh. Pretty decent lager.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear honeyed golden with a tall cap of white head. The aroma picked up bright, funky straw and vegetal notes upfront, with pale malts beneath.. this was offensive. The flavor found roughly the same stuff.. pale malts at the core with just a little interesting honey extending outward.. vegetal bitterness surrounded and stuck on the finish.. soured up the belly a tad after the swallow. Light-bodied and tacky on the palate.. bad stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours clear amber. Nose of caramel malts and citrus. Taste of corn and caramel malts.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Clear gold, small white head.Aroma is lots of corn and light grainy notes. Flavor is fairly clean and crisp with the flavor of watery grits and caramel malt

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Nose is tangerine, toast, a touch of skunk. Pours a dark gold with a white, fine-grained head. Typical lager taste, not bad, not great, but with a touch of metallic overtone. The description may say hop-jacked, but I cant taste much at all. Shatteringly mediocre.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottw86 (1175) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Poured a very clear yellow with a white head. Not much aroma, mostly malty, slightly skunky. Taste is slightly sweet and malty with some spices. Not the worst premium lager Ive had. Drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from a mixed six pack.
Aroma: The nose has a bit of light fresh malt and a touch of hops. Very clean.
Appearance: It pours a light amber color with a medium, pillowy, white head. Decent head retention.
Taste: There is a light biscuity malt note paired with an off metallic note. Seems a little light in the hops department. As in none.
Palate: Light to medium body with softer than average carbonation leading to a tinny finish.
Overall: Rather meh. It may say its hop jacked, but I think the hops got hijacked before they made it to the brewery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (2779) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 Shiner used to be mysterious, highly regarded, like it was a rare treat to find a bottle of it. I guess I was wrong.


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