Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by PatrickJR:
3.3/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
12-14-2009 05:42:54 | More by PatrickJR
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured into a becker a clear medium golden with withalmost a creamy-like top with good carbonation.Aromas of toasty cereal grain and dryish cracker malt,the aromas are pretty light.Dryer flavors with a little smattering of leafy hops,a bit of sweet dough in the finish.No frills but not a bad lager beer,average to above average like many Shiner offerings.
06-29-2011 21:53:26 | More by oberon
2.93/5 rDev -11.7%
Has a German lager feel in the nose with faint herbaceous hops and pale grain.
"Hop jacked"? That's funny. This might be a little closer to what Bud used to taste like. A touch sweet, with evasive hops that leave a somewhat soapy aftertaste.
I'm not sure whom they're reserving this for. blase'.
01-23-2010 02:43:49 | More by brownbeer
3.08/5 rDev -7.2%
Shiner Kosmos Reseve... 4.98% alcohol poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
A- Smooth amber and gold fluid producing a mild off white head.
S- Metallic scents upfront with slight malty backbone.
T-M- Taste is a sweet and lightly malted watery mix. Nice and easy for the drink...
Overall a good beer with excellent potential.
10-02-2011 09:18:40 | More by wesbrownyeah
3.58/5 rDev +7.8%
Pours a bright golden-yellow with a thin head. Aroma is of grape and champagne. Light and crisp body with a pleasant sweetness, that ends with a dry, clean finish. The light carbonation makes this beer very easy to drink. A good alternative to macro lagers if that's what you're in the mood for.
06-03-2009 01:03:48 | More by blackearth
3.15/5 rDev -5.1%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. The label has a brief description of the beer but no ABV or freshness date.
Appearance: Its body has a light golden color and good clarity with a tall white soapy head. This tall head quickly settles down to thin film of foam. Lacing is slick and minimal.
Smell: There is not much here at all really just faint pale grainy malt notes with some light hints of grassy hops.
Taste/Palate: There is a light sweetness from a white bready maltiness and cereal grain adjunct notes. The hops balance this with some grassy/earthy bitterness. There is a slight citrus like acidity as well in there. The finish is soft and dry with light carbonation.
Notes: This one is drinkable but just kind of boring.
09-27-2010 13:43:33 | More by generallee
3.35/5 rDev +0.9%
Bottle pours clear golden body with a small white head. Some spotty lace decorates the glass.
Aroma has light spicy and grassy hops, vague fruity esters, and some toasted caramel.
Light medium body has crisp carbonation.
Taste has a bready and sweet grainy caramel maltiness. A subdued hop bitterness struggles to balance. Finishes with a clean crispness.
Pretty nice for the style. I could drink a few of these in the right circumstances.
02-21-2010 17:37:35 | More by merlin48
3.16/5 rDev -4.8%
Part of the Shiner Assorted family reunion 12 pack box
Pours clear, dull medium almond amber, minor head, minor lace
Malty nose of no great interest.
American pale lager...yup....hmmm....not much going on here..just a hint of malt , next to no hops and basically very little of note to comment on here...kind of a nasty metalic after taste..best thing I can say is thankfully there were only two of each beer in the box..
04-25-2013 22:19:08 | More by Billolick
3.03/5 rDev -8.7%
The beer pours a yellow orange color with a white head. The aroma is sweet adjuncts with some earthy hops. The flavor is a mix of corn, wheat, grassy hops and grapes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not terrible by any means, but not too good either.
07-05-2010 04:06:37 | More by Mora2000
3.03/5 rDev -8.7%
Pours when pulled out the family reunion mixed 6. Cool idea. Pours yellow and gold, looks like a lager, and it has about 1/2" of white head on it, small bubbles, not really something that leaves any lace.
Aroma was pretty neutral. A little bit of sweet malt.
Taste yields a marginal lager yeast profile. Undercarbonated for style. Is kinda plain, the hops don't stand out, but there's enough there to get the ibus into the mid 30s I would guess. The malt sweetness isn't heavy. Nothing is heavy about this beer.
This isn't a beer that is probably on anyones wants list. Its fairly non descript. I have no idea what makes this a special reserve beer, as it seems pedestrian. But the good news is no off flavors of any kind. There probably isn't anything too challenging for your average non beer geek person. I dunno, maybe someone's mom would find this to still be too bitter, as it isn't as watery and mild as a bud light.
04-22-2013 23:18:12 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.