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RATINGS: 402   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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2.6
jumpjet2k (330) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2009
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Pours a pale gold, average fluffy head. Aroma is of mostly hops, actually, which surprised me. Flavor is medium bitter, enough hops to at least partially cover the cereal grains. No maltiness. Make no mistake - it’s a fairly light lager. But the hopping is sufficient to make it somewhat palatable. Alright for Shiner.

2.6
blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
bottle, golden color with big egg white head, aroma has a lot of cardboard a nd some hops, flavors is better with malt, wheat, biterness

2.6
ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
copper golden color. Medium to large sized thick soapy head. Nose is rising raw bread with a little bit of vinegar. Taste is honeyed grains, cereal, metal, and yeast. Semi carbonated mouthfeel and a not so great aftertaste. Blah but not horrible offensive.

2.6
SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 Pours clear gold with faint amber tint, white fizzy head.Aroma has signs of light caramel, some grain, light citrus. Flavor has some light graininess, some light caramel, faint grapefruit hop flavor is present in this beer with very faint bitter....Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, just a small tasty little beer...easy drinking.

2.6
Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a straw to medium golden color with a long-lasting white head. Slight notes of citrus come through in the nose, surprising given the fact that it is a lager. On the other hand, it was difficult to find any notes of malt or German noble hops. The bottle claims that the beer is a "hop-jacked lager." Actually tasting the beer reveals that it has nothing of the sort. No hop flavor is detectable, nor is any hop aroma. The palate tastes more like a MGD or a Rolling Rock than a real craft beer. Ghastly.

2.6
AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2010
Clear golden color/ white head. Mild peppery, salty, grainy pale malt aromas. Light frothy mouthfeel. Mild lagered, grainy pale malt, black pepper flavors are on the dry side.

2.6
lawman834 (273) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Bottle from a Family Reunion 6’er poured into a pint glass. Poured a clear golden with a thin white head. Smells of hops and caramel malt. The taste is pretty uninterresting. Certainly not unpleasant, just nothing special at all. Thin and watery with mild hints of caramel malt and grassy hops.

2.6
scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Poured a very clear yellow with a white head. Not much aroma, mostly malty, slightly skunky. Taste is slightly sweet and malty with some spices. Not the worst premium lager I’ve had. Drinkable.

2.6
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Continuing through the Shiner/Spoetzel variety 6-pack. This one smells and pours the best of the three I’ve had so far. Head starts at about 2" and recedes to .5" foamy top layer. Color is between deep gold and amber. Smell is still metallic. This is like Shiner Bock with a bit more caramel/roasted malt. I definitely prefer this to Shiner Bock, but it’s still a forgettable lager. I certainly wouldn’t call it "hop jacked." Easy to drink, nothing terribly offensive, but also nothing terribly attractive.

2.6
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bottle from "Family Reunion" six pack.Golden blonde pour into thin white foamy head that quickly dissipates into melting lacing and a pool of swirling foam as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of malty grain and yeasty biscuit. Initial flavor of malty straw that slowly fades into a grassy finish.


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