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Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

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708 Ratings
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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 60 | 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 jordanmills:
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3.48/5  rDev +4.8%

I had to try a family pack. Looks like a lager. Smells a little maltier than I expected, with some of the regular shiner hoppiness. Tastes... a tad sweeter with a bit of citrus and warmth. Feels a little thicker but the carbonation comes out about half way through. I could drink a few. Overall, a slight disappointment, though I guess I'd built it up in my head. It's not at all bad, just not remarkably good.

04-26-2009 01:56:47 | More by jordanmills
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

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
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

06-17-2014 02:49:36 | More by legalag11
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-19-2013 22:42:19 | More by Turbo
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-26-2011 01:59:45 | More by mull0263
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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
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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
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-27-2013 01:50:23 | More by tbryan5
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

01-19-2012 00:44:28 | More by otvomadeut
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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
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

03-02-2013 20:42:29 | More by markallmon
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-02-2014 23:32:08 | More by SunDevilBeer
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New York

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
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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
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New York

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
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-01-2013 00:16:05 | More by nothunder
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-27-2011 07:29:51 | More by dcevans
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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
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

08-26-2013 23:44:57 | More by Tamlin
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

10-21-2012 21:23:30 | More by NilocRellim
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-24-2012 22:54:32 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-15-2014 03:38:00 | More by Irish_Fan
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-19-2014 22:43:15 | More by Dello
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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
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3.03/5  rDev -8.7%

Pours out golden yellow with a small white head that disappears quickly, no lacing. Smell is very faint, mostly floral. Apon first taste, the carbonation is the first shock to the system. Other than that, this is just plain. Nothing special about it. Too me, it's just a few ingredents different from their Blonde, Light, and spezial liecht. Very disappointed yet again by Shiner.

03-09-2009 22:24:17 | More by whoneeds8
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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.