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Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
76
okay

807 Ratings
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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 120 | 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:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-23-2009

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Photo of WheelsPSU
1.94/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Tasted like a worse version of yuengling. The head was fluffy and it poured a weird gold. Mainly a bready lager that lacked much else

Photo of Sergioelijah
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of predikit
3.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear yellow, leaves no head or lacing on the glass.

Smells minorly of hops.

A weak malt character with a slight hop one, this flavor profile leaves a lot to be desired.

Light bodied, thin, leaves as slight oily residue in the mouth.

Don't think I would want to ever drink this again.

Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass.

Appearance: a 2" sudsy off white head falls moderately with some decent lacing remaining. Color is a clear deep golden with moderate streaming carbonation.

Aroma: fairly mild, just some light bread crust and a bit of sweet caramel.

Mouthfeel: fairly light and crisp with a mild, easy finish.

Flavor: toasted bread, some caramel and raisin, a decent hop bite in the finish and lingering in the swallow.

Overall: very good but not outstanding. Somewhat reminds me of Shiner Oktoberfest but with less flavor.

Photo of hophugger
3.22/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Gold, clear, pilsner looking. Average head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is malty with a hint of light hops, citrus. This beer is malt forward, barely, with the hops coming out and making a nice showing. The balance is nice on this one and the finish is clean !!

Photo of 302BeerGuy
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
3.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a surprisingly good. It's a hopped up lager. I was surprised at how good it tasted and how easily it drank. Clean , no off flavors or scents. Looks a little hazy and thin head with hardly any retention. Slight orange tint to the body. First sniff shows plenty of hops. I thought it might be a pale ale. On my first sip I was pleasanty surprised to find all crisp bready lager. Cracker and a hint of caramel underneath to balance with those extreme hops. Bit of a watery finish even though the mouthfeel is medium. These hops did not add bitterness to this drink. Just aroma and flavor. This brewer did the hoppy lager very successfully in my opinion. Better than many.

Photo of einman
3.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CaverDave
4.33/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Outlier requires at least six words.

Photo of NCMatt
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buckyp
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of amvrana
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barnzy78
3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, no apparent freshness date. Thanks to my brother-in-law and father-in-law for the "Family Reunion" mixed 12 pack for my birthday.
A - golden with exceptional clarity and a nice frothy off-white head that holds good retention and fades to a foam
S - grain, spicy & grassy hops
T - grassy hops pair with grain, faint caramel, mild grassy and spicy hops; nice overall balance
M - lighter body, moderate carbonation
O - not bad. I prefer it over the Premium beer and the Czech Pilsner that were also in the mixed pack, but I wouldn't buy this in the future.

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Golden32
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of John_Squires
2.79/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ain't nothin' finer than shiner

Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.79/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours a pilsner yellow amber. Forms one finger of head that dissipates down to a steady half finger, has nice whispy lacing.
S - Sweetness, hops, has a kind of IPA aroma to it, perhaps caramel in the background and some citrus.
T - Mild alcohol and sweetness, tastes like 1 part IPA and 3 parts pilsner, basically an INCREDIBLY light IPA taste, not too in depth in flavor, but definitely easy drinking, thirst quenching and quite sessionable.
O - A decent beer.
V - I have to give it a horrible rating for value as, this beer is a special reserve item and as such you can nowadays only find this in the Shiner family variety pack, and you only get one when you buy it. Worth a try though.

Photo of TWStandley
2.89/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hoppy91
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mamaraza
3.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mrose78
2.12/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not the greatest beer. A little mushroomy. Probably would not do again.

Photo of scott2269
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.