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RATINGS: 394   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle, shared with my wife. Brassy gold with an average white head. Grainy profile, maybe a touch of caramel sweetness, a whiff of hops in the finish. Not a bad lager actually!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (11041) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Too much generic grainy aroma and cereal taste to it, without a whole lot else going on. Solidly in the not bad for a lager category, but not really good either. Got in a mix pack, wont get again..."

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Poobah (401) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Light amber with thin but persistent head and a sweet, wet grain nose. Lightly-carbonated with a thin body finishing with honey and slight bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
damzz (481) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a deeper cooper than the other offerings with on off white long lasting head. Nose is slight malt. Palate is full bodied. Taste is sweet malt and then medium bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
csaso (2190) - Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle - small foamy head, clear light copper color, pretty generic lager type aroma and flavor but with definite floral hop flavors - not bad for what it is ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a rosey gold color with a thin white foamy head. Aroma of floral hops hay and cereal. Taste the same. Faint dead flowers, citrus, barnyard. Dry perfumey finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (3269) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2014
From the 12 fl oz bottle. A golden yellow pour under a white fizzy head. The aroma is sweet, grainy, and slightly grassy. The body is light. The taste has a more forward grainy malt character and a semi dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
12oz into a glass. Pours a bronzed orange fire amber color. And thats all thats good with this one. Like the premium lager but a different color. Sessionable is in its favor, downable after mowing the lawn, giving to a sort of friend who thinks hes getting a good beer would be the best furture for any of these. Bland metallic and corn mixture is still bouncing around in my mouth. Pay it forward, this shiner is awesome.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mintzmeet (457) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Nice smell, a little bland. Good opaque translucent color. Nice "wet" mouthfeel. Strongest flavor is a a graininess. Refreshing and crisp. A boutique bud light.


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