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Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

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BA SCORE
76
okay

674 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 48 | 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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PatrickJR

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Kosmos pours somewhere between orange and light copper, completely transparent. Half inch of white head rises with decent retention and some lacing.

S - Simple bready sweetness with grain providing the background. Some metallic and slightly grassy aromas peek in from the hops. Fairly standard; nothing offensive but nothing that stands out either.

T - Slightly deeper than the nose would suggest. A lot of that adjunct-like blanket grain flavor early on, with a touch of honey like sweetness. Light toasted notes mingle with the entrance of the hops mid to late palate. Bits of grass and light earthy tones appear in moderate amounts. Mild bitterness in the finish with a somewhat unpleasant metallic flavor in the aftertaste that lingers for quite a while.

M - Light and refreshing, medium high carbonation, and thankfully out of the watery range.

D - Kosmos is an alright beer, but I doubt it'll wow anyone. Besides being a suitable alternative to BMC stuff, there's nothing outstanding here. A slightly above average beer in a below average style.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 05:42:54 | More by PatrickJR
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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.