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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
okay

816 Ratings
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Ratings: 816
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 5
Gots: 129 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a light brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft caramel with a grassy hop.

The flavor was very well balanced with round caramel malts and a clean herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a dry finish.

Overall a tasty well balanced ale.

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2.9/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a crystal-clear amber color. The head is one and a half fingers high, shaded white, and it doesn't feature the best retention or texturing. However, it does leave a minor ring of lacing on the glass.

S: There is a noticeable hoppiness to the aroma here - certainly nothing that would give Stone any fits, but enough to give me some hope. This helps provide a touch of citrus and pine. However, there's little else aside from a touch of mineral water.

T: I've been waiting for something from Shiner to give me anything in terms of hops, and this provides it, albeit in a light manner. Luckily, the slight citrusy/piny tones are welcome here. There's something else here I'm not a fan of - I can't put my finger on it, perhaps a metallic note on the back end - so I can't call this one 'great' by any stretch.

M: Sampling this Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack, I've notice several trends in all of their brews: most are fairly clean, crisp, and light, but also too sweet on the back end, partly due to a slight lack of carbonation. This doesn't suffer from the latter qualities like the others have, thankfully. It's a bit drier and more assertively carbonated.

O: I'm a little let down, because while it succeeds where other Shiner beers failed (such as providing something resembling hoppiness), I can't put my finger on why I'm not a huge fan of this - maybe it's not that fresh? Ah well. Tickers gonna tick, bro.

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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..

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3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 816 ratings.