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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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2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
12 oz bottle from Shiner Variety Pack. Pours a nice clear golden color, minimal lacing. Aroma is yeasty and bready like a typical lager but with a hoppy floral accent. Not as skunky as many lagers. Some toastiness as well. Taste is a good mix between sweet malty and bitter but really nothing too overpowering. Palate is smooth, slightly bitter aftertaste. I like it better than the traditional Shiner Bock, not a bad beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
12 oz bottle: Pours clear yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is sour and cheesy. Taste is salty and a bit bitter. Smooth and easy to drink on the front but finishes sour and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OnTheTrail (468) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zombywoof (466) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Aroma of grass and bark and an odd vegetal quality to the flavor. Sweet bready malt and grass. The worse of a mediocre brand.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (453) - 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

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.

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.


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