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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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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2011
For being boasted as a hoppy beer I was very unimpresed. I enjoy a nicely hopped beer and this just didnt cut it.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Aromas of yeast and some earthy hops. Flavor is mostly yeast and funk. Has more bitterness than most pale lagers but also leaves a slightly offensive taste on the tongue and is watery as hell in the back end. Dont think Ill be spending money on this one again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle from family reunion pack. Pours a light straw yellow color with a thin, bubbly white head. Some sweetness on the nose. Not much in flavor, some malty sweetness up front but the carbonation washes everything away and it finishes with a cheap, bitter taste. Watery texture and over carbonated. Drinkable and refreshing...but just barely.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cajun (445) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Nice looking, lightly orange to tan, clear, with a very nice head and lacing. Aroma is kinda grapey and fruity, a little malty, not very hopping. Taste isnt quite what I expected, despite the category I think its pretty average in taste. Kinda sweet and grainy/corny with a little fruitiness but not enough hoppiness. Body is light and drinkable, slightly sweet aftertaste. Overall its ok but not one of spoetzls best.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
donandres (437) - , Washington, USA - 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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
I would not call it hop-jacked, but at least its got more hops than macro lagers (which isnt too hard to achieve anyway). I dont remember this beer much, but then again that means it wasnt very memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (421) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Basically a Shiner Bock with more bitterness, but one can discern a variety of subtle hop flavors as well. Pleasant smell with some sweet hoppiness, copper color with great lacing. Mild, balanced, and drinkable taste. Maybe just a bit thin on the palate, but a good balanced flavor. It would be nice if they sold this in six packs, but I've only found it in the shiner "family reunion" mixed packs. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OnTheTrail (416) - Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Pours golden, head dissipates quickly. Aroma very malty, lagerish. A little bread. Taste corn flakes, bread, a little sweet, a hint of hops. Better than I expected, still not exciting.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkBarnes (412) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Nov. 27, 2013; 12 oz. bottle. A slightly maltier, less boring version of Shiners other premium lager.


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