Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

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BA SCORE
76
okay

784 Ratings
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Ratings: 784
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:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-23-2009)
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Thanks Tony, I raided your fridge :-)

Also, this one is probably really old and out of date. Someone HAD to drink it...

Appearance (3.75) : Pours a nice fluffy and stable two fingered head on top of a honey-copper semi-opaque body. Opacity is about 40-50%. Head descends to about 1 finger and stays, leaving minimal lacing around the glass.

Aroma (3.75) : Grapefruit, spice, some peach, apricot, honey, and wheat notes. It smells a bit like New Belgium's Tour De Fall but much more complex and not so one-noted. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (4.5) : Oh. Yeah this is delicious. Those apricot and honey notes come out real nice and although the hop bitterness is there, it's kept muted and in the background yielding a nice yeasty, malty yet still lightly hopped flavor. I can't express how wonderfully balanced this is. It's just delectable. No off-notes whatsoever which is very rare in a pale ale.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Creamy, yet still fizzy. Light bodied just barely pushing the boundaries of medium bodied. Finish is dry with hints of persimmon.

Overall (4.12) : Although fairly average in all other categories, just like their Hefeweizen the taste just knocks this beer out of the park. As an "american pale lager" this is my favorite yet. It's got so much right and so little wrong with it. So much zing, and no off flavors. This was a freebie which makes it all the more enjoyable...but I would buy this with my own money too! Shiner has some hit and miss brews but this one's a winner. Sweet lips this brew is good!

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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.