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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
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808 Ratings
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Ratings: 808
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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1/5  rDev -69.8%

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1/5  rDev -69.8%

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1/5  rDev -69.8%

Photo of Onslow
1.28/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

what an absolute insult to Kosmos, but seeing as the Spoetzl family let this get out to the public, fuck 'em.. Please Lord, if you are there, please strike down Spoetzl brewery into dust, and forever blank the worlds mind of this crap they call beer, from Bock to Leight to this garbage.. words aren't enough, pure shit .. . pours a tawny tan, with almost no head after a minute .. . ever smelled a metal malt extract can that expired in 1994, then you know what this smells off.. . does have a decent mouth, as in it doesn't linger too long, but horribly muddled with an odd metallic backbone bitterness, and a wrong expired maple syrup flavour, maybe some moldy hops ..maybe...

.. pretty much offensive to all my senses...

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1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

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 swoopdog
1.96/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drank this with a snifter a Pilsner glass would have been better but I was expecting more hop character

A - It's defined as an American Pale Lager but if you see it poured you don't get any of those characteristics. It's a copper colored pour with zero carbonation and almost no head or lacing at all much like the Shiner Ruby Redbird.

S - The nose is a weak/sweet honey or some sort of wheat malt I tried swirling it and I got a bit more of the same but still very weak.

T - The taste is very mild and doesn't really have a recognizable characteristic at all it's just a bit hoppy but its like eating a piece of white bread and trying to describe the taste lots of confectionary yeast flavors but its all melds together and provides nothing unique in terms of flavor.

M - Very sharp and clean tasting with some effervescence and bite.

O - I do not like the style I think its boring and flat. If you like Budweiser I would say try this I am pretty indifferent to this and wont be seeking this out again. The problem here is with all of the awesome stuff being done in craft brewing why is Shiner trying to make an average tasting beer without any characteristics at all? I am not even remotely ready to give up on this brewery they just need to retire this stuff though its been done a million times before.

Photo of NailtheAle
1.99/5  rDev -39.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of DonDirkA
2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of beergoot
2.11/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Dark yellow and gold; lively carbonation; initial 1.5 finger head that quickly dropped to one finger, no lacing or rings.

Smell: Earthy, light malt, no noticeable hop aroma except for a very, very slight fruitiness.

Taste: pretty bland; a light roasted, biscuit-like flavor. Bitterness is pretty well hidden, too - didn't notice it until way after swallowing and it seemed mixed with some sort of metallic off-taste.

Mouthfeel: okay - light to medium body

Overall: can't find much difference between this 'hop jacked lager' compared to other main stream consumer beers like Budweiser or Miller High Life. Drinkable in a pinch, but not for someone looking for a more distinctive hoppy and/or malt flavored craft beer. Great example of a below average beer!

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 HoppyAlesToYou
2.14/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Initial impression from the pour does not impress, as there is not much aroma and little head retention. The first sip reminds me a bit of Sam Adams Boston Lager, but that quickly fades as the long malty finish disappoints. There is a touch of sweetness to this medium bodied clear amber lager, but it leaves me wanting for more. While it may be a better alternative to the mass market lagers, I'll not pursue it again.

Photo of blakelive784
2.15/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

12 fl oz bottle served in a pilsner glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent golden/orange color. The head is 1.5 fingers and dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

S - Pale malt, indistinct hops, stale adjunct and honey. Mild and uninteresting.

T - Cloying sweet pale malt, and an obtrusive bitter finish. Muddy simple, and not really very good. Poorly built. Entirely too simple.

M - Light and crisp. Probably ideal, for the style (if you can call it that).

D - It's drinkable and definitely sessionable, but really simple and boring. Don't waste your time.

Photo of BeerNewbs
2.17/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

While the majority of my experience with Shiner’s mixed 6-pack was lack-luster, the Kosmos Pale Lager was the epitome of bland. Long story short, its malty taste made it easy to drink, but it lacked any real depth or strong flavor profiles. It simply didn’t stand out.

Photo of champ103
2.22/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear copper color. A minimal white head forms and leaves no lace.
S: Sweet malt at first. Some very faint hop bitterness. Metallic and copper. Blah.
T: I can't really pick anything out. A very faint sweetness and hop bitterness.
M/D: A light body, over carbonated, watery, and thin. Easy enough to drink for a light lager.

This beer is the only reason why I bought the Shiner Family mixed packed. After trying it, I am disappointed. I can't really make anything out in the nose or flavor. Just bland. I am sorry Kosmos Spoetzl, this is a disservice to you.

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2.25/5  rDev -32%

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2.25/5  rDev -32%

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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.