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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

682 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 682
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 49 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-23-2009)
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-04-2014 23:43:25 | More by enelson
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schaffer9252

New York

4/5  rDev +20.8%

06-04-2014 23:14:27 | More by schaffer9252
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gory4d

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-04-2014 22:53:19 | More by gory4d
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-03-2014 19:20:00 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-31-2014 05:41:16 | More by wisegreensoul
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robebo44

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-30-2014 23:21:37 | More by robebo44
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archyquaffer

Montana

4.04/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a longneck into a shaker pint. A moderate pour produces about 3/4 inch of frothy white head which settles out into a creamy continuous coating across the top, leaving thick patches of lace on the sides. The color is a pale ruddy golden with carbonation on the high side of moderate.

I get a definite aroma of floral hops, with a distinct light fruitiness in both the aroma and flavor. Light sweetness with clover-like qualities combine with bready malts, spiciness, and just a touch of bitterness on the tongue. Spicy, flower-sweet, and crisp on the finish. Just a touch of lingering bitterness slightly reminiscent of citrus, and maybe just a little dark fruit in the aftertaste.

I'm quickly becoming a fan of this brewery. This beer is light and refreshing but with some definite hop aroma-flavors, and quite unique compared to most American lagers. At a stretch, I would compare it favorably to Grainbelt Premium (which I've not had in awhile)- another lager beer with some hops in it, as I recall. I had tried some Shiner before in Wyoming and thought it tasted either weird (this particular beer) or a little blah (everything else). Perhaps it sat around too long (lots of Bud and Coors drinkers down there).

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 05:51:05 | More by archyquaffer
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-27-2014 21:47:25 | More by Latarnik
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poorbuthappy

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-27-2014 19:27:59 | More by poorbuthappy
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Lance87

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

05-27-2014 19:03:21 | More by Lance87
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obrike

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-26-2014 23:06:47 | More by obrike
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JosefBerger

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance (3.00) : Golden yellow body with a lightly carbonated and thin head. Seems fine and fitting.

Smell (3.25) : Oaky, wheaty, grains, and almost smoky smelling to me.

Taste (3.50) : Starts off very hoppy and bitter but is quickly preceded by a darker wheat flavor. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Hops leave a bright flavor/feel on my palate, not overly carbonated - just about right.

Overall (3.25): Very drinkable, I would not mind drinking this with my dinner or with friends - and at the end of the day that's what matters right?

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 19:44:27 | More by JosefBerger
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-18-2014 20:31:20 | More by beersdmf17
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JLSIV

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-18-2014 18:54:54 | More by JLSIV
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-18-2014 02:56:05 | More by creepinjeeper
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balinor

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-15-2014 23:38:02 | More by balinor
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-15-2014 04:16:36 | More by CraigTravor
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-12-2014 12:21:46 | More by Fargrow
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kaelahann

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.8%

05-09-2014 07:07:48 | More by kaelahann
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-08-2014 20:49:29 | More by HuntDaddy540
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling right now on 5/7/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 10 ounce glass boot from Frankenmuth, Michigan Barvarian Inn.

P ours a light copper-amber in color with close a finger white head that settles down to the top and sides of the glass. Some spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is of malts with some wheat. The taste is actually better with some good flavor of the malt with a hint of sweetness that finishes slightly tangy from the hops. Different but very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 03:03:24 | More by BeerWithMike
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-07-2014 23:16:33 | More by brauseboof
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Lobina

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-07-2014 02:09:22 | More by Lobina
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longisland1983

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-06-2014 19:05:43 | More by longisland1983
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this one as part of a mixed six from Shiner. Typical of most of the Shiner beers, decent looking beer with okay at best smell. But rather tasty, enjoyed the beer and would certainly drink it again but do not think that I would purchase unless the cost were low.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 04:13:53 | More by JamieDuncan
Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 682 ratings.