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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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBeerFanatic (1031) - Friona, Texas, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Pours caramelly orange with a fast fading white head. Aroma is faint but theres caramel, grass, hay, corn, and yams. Flavor is similarly sweet with more yam, corn, and caramel and only the most subtle of grassy hop qualities. Finishes a little sticky with a bit more grass and breadcrust, but no bitternes. Light, easy to drink. Unremarkable beer that does not live up to the promise of "dry hopping" in the least. So weak, but Shiner is more for outdoor family parties than contemplative drinking at home.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (1022) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Light smooth grain aroma. Solid white finger thick head that lingers for quite awhile. Light grain and malt taste with just a touch of bitterness. Light body and refreshing.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2012
12oz bottle. Small persistent head, very light un-offensive aroma, some caramel in it. Body is pretty light, a bit fizzy but overall, a good mouthfeel and moderate aftertaste. Not very bitter (not a pilsener). I dont know why they bother billing it as "reserve" - Shiner shouldnt bother saving any. I dont know if Kosmos would be entirely happy with this brew, but Im not. They could do better.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head. Not much in the way of head retention or lacing. Aroma is of stale grain and cooked vegetables. Maybe a little hint of lemon. Flavor is honestly pretty weak. Some light graininess along with a slight vegetable taste. There is a distinct bitterness throughout but not as much malty flavor as I would have liked. I feel like this beer just misses the mark. It is not terrible by any means but is simply boring.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
golden pour ...medium head....aroma was unpleasant....beer taste is very blah....drinkable yes...enjoyable no...worst of the family 6 pack.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (976) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Another good find from Shiner. This Kosmos Reserve pours a golden amber color with good scent of wheat and malts. It has a very bold flavor of herbs but is surprisingly mellow. A very surprising taste for a pale lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (970) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle from the six type summer sampler case. Plenty of hops with a medium body. Surprised this wasnt so bad. Good antidote for the summer heat.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
bottle. Pours orange tined gold with frothy white head. Aroma is lemon, grass, soft skunk. Balanced flavor with lemon, hay, some grassy hops on the finish, which evolve into a watery skunk like flavor. Medium carbonation, medium to light bodied, but not resembling a light beer or anything. As it warms a little bit of a soapiness. Not the worst lager - although its uninteresting and there are some weird flavors going on in here none of them are outright bad, it is drinkable to be sure.


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