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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   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
Poobah (441) - 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
damzz (501) - 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
csaso (2284) - 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
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
puboflyons (3432) - 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
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
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
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.

2.6
MaBeer1972 (2058) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Another bottle from the "Family Reunion" mixed sixer. Pours out a clear medium golden color. Crisp and clean drinking. It is what it is.

1.9
chucklemation (1683) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with no foam head. Has an aroma of bread and wheat. Flavor is also bread and wheat along with plenty of carbonation. Very little hops, despite what is advertised. Very weak in all regards - much like most commercial beers. Meh.


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