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Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

768 Ratings
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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 4
Gots: 86 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.98% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-23-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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2.52/5  rDev -24.1%

corywalston, Nov 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BanditoJunkie, Nov 17, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Standard pour into a flute yielded a one-finger white head that fell quickly to a thin layer and left light lacing on the glass. Beer is a clear copper color.

Aroma is sweet and biscuit-y, not a huge hop presence on the nose, but quite pleasant.

Flavor is much as promised by the aroma- sweet, bread-y malts and light dried-fruit notes. Despite the label claiming this beer is "hop-jacked", the hop presence here is muted, though discernible (this seems to be a common trait to all the Spoetzl beers I've tried so far.) The finish is crisp and slightly dry.

Mouthfeel is light, very easy drinking, especially with its manageable 5% ABV. Carbonation is moderate.

A solid american lager. There's nothing amazingly awesome here, but it doesn't do anything particularly wrong, either. This would be a good beer on a hot summer day, or as way to introduce all-malt craft brews to someone more used to the standard American macro.

m_hall, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

Jo5hne, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ksi4077, Nov 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Myotus, Nov 11, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

cajunhawk, Nov 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ButtomsUp, Nov 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

spycow, Nov 02, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +12%

LoganMc, Oct 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

mklisz, Oct 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tpauer, Oct 24, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +24.1%

Thanks Tony, I raided your fridge :-)

Also, this one is probably really old and out of date. Someone HAD to drink it...

Appearance (3.75) : Pours a nice fluffy and stable two fingered head on top of a honey-copper semi-opaque body. Opacity is about 40-50%. Head descends to about 1 finger and stays, leaving minimal lacing around the glass.

Aroma (3.75) : Grapefruit, spice, some peach, apricot, honey, and wheat notes. It smells a bit like New Belgium's Tour De Fall but much more complex and not so one-noted. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (4.5) : Oh. Yeah this is delicious. Those apricot and honey notes come out real nice and although the hop bitterness is there, it's kept muted and in the background yielding a nice yeasty, malty yet still lightly hopped flavor. I can't express how wonderfully balanced this is. It's just delectable. No off-notes whatsoever which is very rare in a pale ale.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Creamy, yet still fizzy. Light bodied just barely pushing the boundaries of medium bodied. Finish is dry with hints of persimmon.

Overall (4.12) : Although fairly average in all other categories, just like their Hefeweizen the taste just knocks this beer out of the park. As an "american pale lager" this is my favorite yet. It's got so much right and so little wrong with it. So much zing, and no off flavors. This was a freebie which makes it all the more enjoyable...but I would buy this with my own money too! Shiner has some hit and miss brews but this one's a winner. Sweet lips this brew is good!

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

A pleasant but average beer that is clean and has a bunch of biscuit taste. I would not turn this one down, but I would not go out of my way for it either.

tigg924, Oct 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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3.48/5  rDev +4.8%

Mikefriedman90, Sep 30, 2014
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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.