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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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2.8
   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 doesnt 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, theres little else aside from a touch of mineral water. T: Ive 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. Theres something else here Im not a fan of - I cant put my finger on it, perhaps a metallic note on the back end - so I cant call this one great by any stretch. M: Sampling this Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack, Ive 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 doesnt suffer from the latter qualities like the others have, thankfully. Its a bit drier and more assertively carbonated. O: Im a little let down, because while it succeeds where other Shiner beers failed (such as providing something resembling hoppiness), I cant put my finger on why Im not a huge fan of this - maybe its not that fresh? Ah well. Tickers gonna tick, bro.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Andrew196 (1768) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cimbasso (886) - - 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monkeychugg55 (1075) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cajun (523) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle - Pours clear gold, FLAT. Part of variety sixer that has also been flat. May be old. Nose of buttered toast, with hay, and hint of fruit. Similar flavors, but with a shot of skunk. It has to be this bottle. Some hops aftertaste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBeerFanatic (1050) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Pours a light golden with a light head. Aromas of grain, slight herbal and light caramel. Flavors of grain and slight grass. Bland but not horrible for a lager.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
donandres (515) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - APR 29, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass A:amber color, hazy, tan head that disappears quickly A:Nose: malty Taste: light bitterness, sweetness, long lasting tartness MF:medium body, fizzy, OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for Drank: April 28, 2016

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (2071) - Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2016
appearance: dark gold, one finger of soapy white foam, minimal lacing. aroma: cardboard, pepper, lemongrass. taste: biscuity, crackery malts, then pepper, grass, hay, lemon. finish: peppery and grassy, some earth.notes: Like a strong pilsner on the hop side, but the malt side felt all messed up. Cardboard and newspaper.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
euniceradio (522) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clouded orange, white sticky ring head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon, orange, sweet bread. Taste of corn, sour citrus, honey, light pine, cracker, and some yeast spices. Mouthfeel is light, big carb.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Dark clear amber color, medium head that did not last but left decent lacing. Not much of an aroma. Sour, corn. Carbonated and rather thin body. Not very Pleasant. Average at Best. Pass It.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a white head. Touch of citrus hops with a lager backbone. Not terrible.


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