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Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

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76
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682 Ratings
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Ratings: 682
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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AJN136

Texas

5/5  rDev +51.1%

12-20-2011 21:18:06 | More by AJN136
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lanechaffin

Texas

5/5  rDev +51.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Kosmos Reserve okay. I like the bottle it looks exceptional but i don't know what color the beer is. Twist top and off allright.
Hoppy, flowery, taste good and good for you no doubt.
goes down easy i cojuld drink a case. I like this beer about as much as the Smokehaus its one of the best from Shiner.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 02:37:51 | More by lanechaffin
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chucksburritos

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +51.1%

02-20-2012 15:07:52 | More by chucksburritos
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johndonor3


4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

02-17-2013 04:23:55 | More by johndonor3
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

07-06-2014 23:34:48 | More by ffshore545
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

12-07-2012 05:20:55 | More by OCdrummer7271
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +36%

06-07-2014 14:20:43 | More by yuenglingfan101
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mwar

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +36%

11-30-2012 14:18:12 | More by mwar
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.45/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought as part of the shiner "family reunion" six pack.

Nice bready malt aroma. Piurs a bright clear orange with a short white head and lots of lingering bubbles.

Flavor is very good, one of the best of an often mediocre style. Very balanced between malt sweetness and fresh crispness. Some hops but not too much. Just a little less than an american pale ale.

Medium mouthfeel.

I recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 15:43:23 | More by jmbranum
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought a single bottle of this at Woodman's in Rockford, IL for about $1.30 in Winter 2010.

Another good find from Shiner. This Kosmos Reserve pours a golden amber color with good scent of wheat and malts. It has a very bold flavor of herbs but is surprisingly mellow. A very surprising taste for a pale lager.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 20:09:39 | More by Lemke10
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tobymugg

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Lacy, tan, foamy head. Pure Gold.

Smell: Hops. Lots of hops for this category. Good malt smell, but overridden by hops. Floral, sweet, roasted.

Taste: Smooth, starting out like a fairly strong golden lager. Very well balanced. Ends with a flourish of hops with biscuity bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, comfortable.

Drinkability: I would venture to say this is one of the best beers you can buy in the 8-dollar-six-pack range. Unfortunately, it is only available with other Shiner beers in the Family Reunion six or twelve-packs.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 04:14:25 | More by tobymugg
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NuclearEra25

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance, beer poured a light amber color, clear and clean look. White head that dissipated quickly however lace around the glass did not.

smell, was sweet and mild, slighly malty with some sweet hops

taste, very flavorful, alot of malt sweetness, very little bitterness, I notice some spices that wake up the senses...

mouthfeel, very smooth, lightly syrupy finish, medium carbonation..

overall, a very nice pale lager, well done by the folks at Shiner.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 20:45:45 | More by NuclearEra25
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

12-26-2013 14:46:41 | More by hemorhoidzz
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k-grey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

06-26-2014 16:54:58 | More by k-grey
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fisherbray

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

04-24-2012 04:12:12 | More by fisherbray
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harrylee773

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

01-16-2013 03:15:59 | More by harrylee773
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klmcmachen

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

01-03-2012 22:50:05 | More by klmcmachen
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NHOKNYCKC


4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

05-26-2012 03:06:13 | More by NHOKNYCKC
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fishguyac

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

07-06-2014 17:32:59 | More by fishguyac
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ChaosKittyXJ9

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

01-13-2013 05:11:22 | More by ChaosKittyXJ9
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

06-07-2013 04:20:44 | More by jngrizzaffi
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mjurney

Texas

4.19/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Deep golden color, clear. Lots of carbonation rising up. Thin head.

Aroma:
Sweet malts, a little caramel, spicy-grassy hops.

Taste:
Sweet pale malts, biscuit, touch of caramel and butter. Hop bitterness is mild-medium, mainly spicy, a little citrusy. Finish is crisp, clean, a little dry. Body is medium, crisp, refreshing, semi-dry, well carbonated.

Overall:
Very good for an American Pale Lager. Sadly it only available in variety pack, only wish Spoetzl Brewing Company release a 6 pack of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 23:24:10 | More by mjurney
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Mosstrooper

California

4.1/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into Roanoke College branded American pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden color with a very large, slightly tan head. The head dissipates slowly and gets fluffier, leaving behind a lot of lace around the glass.

Smell: They say on the bottle that it's been dry-hopped, and it sure smells like it. Floral and nutty hop notes all around. Although, the aroma is weaker than one might expect, but this seems to be a common issue with Shiner beers.

Taste: Tarts off a bit toasty with notes of sweetness, and finishes with a good butteriness and a balanced hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin, with only a bit of carbonation. Seems to stick on the palate.

Drinkability: Possibly the best balanced beer that I have had from Shiner and overall a pleasure to drink. It's not quite hoppy enough for hardcore hopheads, but is still enjoyable for your average beer advocate. Also might be a good gateway into hoppier beers. Would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 00:11:33 | More by Mosstrooper
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aeminter

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Fizzy and yellow...ok pale gold, weak lacing, initial head is about 1 cm, but quickly falls to a very thin persistent film

S - Pleasant slightly sweet aroma, some hops but not remotely overpowering

T - Very mild, hop flavors and bitterness is hardly noticeable, slightly sweet...especially the aftertaste

M - Med-high carbonation, medium body

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 04:57:23 | More by aeminter
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nickfl

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a amber-gold body with excellent clarity. The foam settles a bit but it is supported by rapidly rising bubbles.

S - Toasty malt notes with some surprisingly strong, spicy hops.

T - Soft, malty notes up front with some toasted character. Spicy, herbal hop flavors begin to come out in the middle. The beer finishes with dry, toasty malt and spicy, green hop flavor that imparts only light bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - I didn't expect much from this beer, and while it isn't very complex, it is much better than I assumed it would be. The malt is light and simple, but pleasant enough, however the hops are what really stands out in this beer. They are spicy and earthy with a very fresh character that makes the beer extremely drinkable. This beer is excellent for what it is and I would happily drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 00:59:51 | More by nickfl
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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 682 ratings.