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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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a crystal-clear amber color. The head is one and a half fingers high, shaded white, and it doesn’t feature the best retention or texturing. However, it does leave a minor ring of lacing on the glass. S: There is a noticeable hoppiness to the aroma here - certainly nothing that would give Stone any fits, but enough to give me some hope. This helps provide a touch of citrus and pine. However, there’s little else aside from a touch of mineral water. T: I’ve been waiting for something from Shiner to give me anything in terms of hops, and this provides it, albeit in a light manner. Luckily, the slight citrusy/piny tones are welcome here. There’s something else here I’m not a fan of - I can’t put my finger on it, perhaps a metallic note on the back end - so I can’t call this one ’great’ by any stretch. M: Sampling this Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack, I’ve notice several trends in all of their brews: most are fairly clean, crisp, and light, but also too sweet on the back end, partly due to a slight lack of carbonation. This doesn’t suffer from the latter qualities like the others have, thankfully. It’s a bit drier and more assertively carbonated. O: I’m a little let down, because while it succeeds where other Shiner beers failed (such as providing something resembling hoppiness), I can’t put my finger on why I’m not a huge fan of this - maybe it’s not that fresh? Ah well. Tickers gonna tick, bro.


3
Cakes (436) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Medium gold color. Nice combination of medium sweetness and alcohol. Light bitterness and a touch of fragrance from the hops. Toffee aroma.

2.8
Grovlam (4244) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle. Light bubbly beige head. Light cloudy pale yellow color. Aroma of ryebread, fruit, malt, caramel. Light body. Light sweet. Light caramel finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
hayduke (5203) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 14, 2017
This was a shared tasting with Strykzone. Pours dark gold with a white head. Nose of lemongrass. Medium body and a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor of sweet caramel malts and grassy hops. Finishes with some spiciness and bitterness. Decent beer/

3.3
Strykzone (7355) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2017
12 oz. bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Clear and copper in color. An off white head of just over one finger. Aroma is grain and lemon grass. Flavor is kind of fruity, kind of grassy, kind of sugary, kind of syrupy. A bit of Euro hop notes under there.

3
ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Big, fluffy white head, long lasting. A little hoppy and a little dark tasting. Not bad actually, quite drinkable. Only slight aftertaste. A bit underrated.

4
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Pours a clear bright yellow golden color with white head. Cereal grains, grass, and some nice malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes crisp and clean, very well done.

2.3
ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2017
12 oz. bottle pours a clear dark golden color with quickly vanishing white head and no lacing. Not much aroma, but some grains, corn, and perhaps butterscotch. Taste is slightly bitter but not hoppy. Body is light with average carbonation. At least I got only two of these in a sampler 12-pack for $10. You get what you pay for.

2.2
Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Pours a rich gold, effervescent head. Aroma of grain, corn, honey, cardboard. All out of whack on the tongue, sweet corn, a strange bitterness, pepper, pennies, homebrew finish. Not good guys.

2.5
Cimbasso (891) - - FEB 9, 2017
Sampled from a bottle. A dark gold lager with a white head. Caramel and malt dominate the flavour with some mild hop taste towards the end. Not much bitterness. A rather bland and sweet lager.

2.4
monkeychugg55 (1090) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Deep gold with a small white head. The aroma is slightly malty, with a bit of caramel. The flavor has some caramel as well, shifting to a earthy, herbal, bitterness.


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