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RATINGS: 393   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is honey, caramel, toast, fruity apple, and earthy spicy finish. Flavor is honey, caramel, toast, and an earthy spicy hop finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ibrew2or3 (8281) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours brilliantly clear deep gold with weak white head. The mild aroma has notes of sweetness and fruity esters and maybe a touch of biscuit. The taste is sort of yuck with sweet slick malts, oddly thin body, graininess and floral hops. It ends with a touch of grainy malts and faint spicy hops. These faint flavors really dont go well together here.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBunn (2749) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized head of white foam and aromas of euro-skunked hops with a little grass and corn. Flavor is similar... a kind of grainy lager with a little skunky hops. A couple of steps up from macro-swill, but not very interesting.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Aroma of malty caramel. Nice clear red tinted amber pour, with some nice bubbles. A little too much carbonation makes the beer fizzy in the mouth, makes it difficult to taste much. FIrst time I had this beer I thought it was pretty good, now I am not to sure.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scooterbub (1031) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle from a family pack. Pours a nice golden yellow with a decent white head that lasts. Taste and aroma is rather clean. Some malt and hops come through. Some bitterness. Refreshing and easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
smith4498 (3568) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Pours light copper color with off white head that doesnt last. Lightly toasted malt aroma with some nuttiness. Caramel malts, slighly sweet and nutty flavor. Medium body with soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ttutony (852) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 Brilliantly clear golden with a white head. Subtle grassy and earthy hop aroma. Palate is a little thin, with mostly cereal grain malt notes. Looks good, smells good, taste and palate a little lacking.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thirdeye11 (6093) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
( 12oz bottle thanks to angrypirate) He must have been angry to have provided this one. What did I do to deserve this?! Pours very clear amber, decent bubbly head with ok lacing. Nose of slight sour notes, meaty. The taste has a lager-like bite, grain, tart/old apples. Nice carbonation but a bad aftertaste. Speaking of which, what exactly was Kosmos RESERVING this beer for?? Probably some in-laws that he hated. Here guys, drink this!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2009
What a big, frothy white head on this one! Big-bubbled frothy lacing. Clear golden color with slow but steady carbonation. Musky sweet lager aroma. Flavor a little sour and bitter, almost pilsener-like. The top of my mouth feels like its shriveling up. Better than I expected: its missing that bitter metallic flavor, and thats a good thing. Mineral water-like finish.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Light amber and sparkling clear. White head that disappears rapidly. Not much on nose but a hint of grass/straw. Light bodied and not much character or finish for a reserve beer. Expected much more.


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