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Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

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BA SCORE
76
okay

783 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 783
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 4
Gots: 95 | 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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Reviews by PatrickJR:
Photo of PatrickJR
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of legalag11
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Turbo
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mull0263
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of brownbeer
2.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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'.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of otvomadeut
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of AbbeyL29
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of blackearth
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of markallmon
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of generallee
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of merlin48
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Billolick
3.16/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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..

Photo of tigg924
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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.

Photo of nothunder
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Mora2000
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of howling_henrik
4.44/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of Tamlin
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Irish_Fan
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 783 ratings.