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Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

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BA SCORE
76
okay

664 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 43 | 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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rangerred

Tennessee

2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head. Not much in the way of head retention or lacing.

Aroma is of stale grain and cooked vegetables. Maybe a little hint of lemon.

Flavor is honestly pretty weak. Some light graininess along with a slight vegetable taste. There is a distinct bitterness throughout but not as much malty flavor as I would have liked.

I feel like this beer just misses the mark. It is not terrible by any means but is simply boring.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 22:24:03 | More by rangerred
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danielisawinner

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-28-2011 03:35:18 | More by danielisawinner
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blakelive784

Colorado

2.15/5  rDev -35.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 02:59:59 | More by blakelive784
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Grebdioz

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-28-2011 02:42:23 | More by Grebdioz
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-28-2011 01:17:21 | More by justinm4bama
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mull0263

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-26-2011 01:59:45 | More by mull0263
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zbooks

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-24-2011 20:47:32 | More by zbooks
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Amp

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-22-2011 16:40:51 | More by Amp
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Jra1985

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-22-2011 02:47:52 | More by Jra1985
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AJN136

Texas

5/5  rDev +50.6%

12-20-2011 21:18:06 | More by AJN136
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match1112

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a: light copper colored body, finger and a half of tan head, no lacing.

s: grains, grass, straw.

t: more grains with a slight off flavor on the end.

m: thin body with good carbonation, slight sour after taste.

o: just another average beer from this brewery. dont let the reserve fool you, there is nothing special about this beer. once again i feel this beer could use some hops to add body and character.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 14:38:50 | More by match1112
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-18-2011 07:36:59 | More by duff247
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rebel1771

Florida

3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a white head that fades quickly.

S: Has the strong aroma of cooked corn with a grassy undertone.

T: Clean light malt flavor with a hint of sweetness.

O: Honestly this isn't a bad beer. This style gets such a bad rap from the macros that decent lagers like this one get lost in the shuffle.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 00:48:37 | More by rebel1771
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up at Buy-Rite in Jersey City a few weeks back without having to buy the whole mix pack that this came in. I thought that "Reserve" would be an indication that this would be a great beer but upon a few sips of this, it was apparent that this had the characteristics of a mass-market Lager. Nothing memorable here and it's a bit of a struggle to find out the unique characteristics of this beer.

The pour to this had a dark golden hue with practically no head or lacing to speak of. Not much of an aroma to this either and the taste was pretty malty - mostly bread, with some caramel, grass, and straw tossed in as well. The carbonation was light and the aftertaste of this was sour, but not in a good way. Because the body is too light, there wasn't any wheat or enough malt to compensate for that. This went down easily - too easily - but the aftertaste kept me from enjoying that could have been savored from this.

The alcohol in this is weak enough that this could be a session, but if given a chance, why not just enjoy the flagship beer from Spoetzl? My glass looked and smelled like I just washed it after I downed the contents and amazingly, that's the figurative memory that I will take from this beer. Shiner fans could do better than this offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 21:47:05 | More by JerzDevl2000
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phattman073

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-14-2011 14:44:41 | More by phattman073
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DonDirkA

Arizona

2/5  rDev -39.8%

12-14-2011 03:09:53 | More by DonDirkA
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-13-2011 17:03:14 | More by valkyre65
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-11-2011 05:19:08 | More by PhatAtUT
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HaysAmerica

Kansas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-11-2011 02:10:28 | More by HaysAmerica
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-08-2011 20:04:53 | More by ROGUE16
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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-27-2011 07:29:51 | More by dcevans
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chapcat

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-24-2011 22:40:36 | More by chapcat
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-24-2011 15:20:22 | More by whallgren
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blinx64

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-23-2011 08:45:35 | More by blinx64
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KC9LDB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-21-2011 23:07:08 | More by KC9LDB
Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.