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Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

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Ratings: 783
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 4
Gots: 94 | 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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Photo of Cuttooth
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellowish-orange appearance, about average for a lager. Poured a one-finger head that disappeared really fast. Has a low profile smell of hops and maybe corn. Pretty good hop flavor, tastes similar to the smell. Really crisp and has great drinkability, you could definitely drink a lot of these.

Overall, this is a decent beer from the Shiner family six pack. Unoffensive is probably the best word to describe this beer.

Photo of bubseymour
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - golden and clear with small 1 finger head

Smell - bready, malty...some adjunct smells

Taste - a crisp refreshing beer. Sort of pilsner like but missing the distinct noble hop flavors of a German/Czech beer. A slight sour/metallic flavor that is interesting.

Mouthfeel - good

Overall - sessionable and decent lager

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of twinsfan86
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of animal69
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of TexAggie011
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Sudbuster
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Naamandroid
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of y2jrock60
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Yellow with a hint of orange. The head dissipates quickly.

S- Almost no aroma, there are hints of sweetness and a mild citrus hop.

T- Sweet with a nice citrus hop aftertaste. It's definitely more bitter than most macros.

M- Light-medium bodied with high carbonation.

D- Not bad for an American Pale Lager.

Better than I expected after pouring. This beer has a nice sweet citrus bitterness.

Photo of Stoffel
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jaredseaman77
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of klmcmachen
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.55/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A. Gold tinted yellow in color, transparent without murk or haze. No head is present, just a transitory burst of soda fizz.

S. Cooked vegetables (mostly corn) and wet hay on top of a very very very faint biscuit malt scent.

T. Gentle earthen-tinted diluted biscuit malt with an annoying metallic aftertaste that lasts for entirely way too long.

M. Carbonation is... slightly too soda-like for the style. It's entirely possible that the overly-fizzy nature of the carbonation combined with the lighter body is the culprit responsible for my lack of a significant head on presentation.

I don't understand why this beer is called "Reserve" when usually that signifies that the beer is the brewery's cream of the crop. In this case, the beer is entirely bland and forgettable, so why is it considered to be their "Reserve?"

Photo of TheBishopco
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of DrDemento456
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A clear yellow pee color, maybe a touch watery with a bit of head that quickly turns to a light lace ring.

S - Biscuit like malts, mild grass, and a touch of lager yeast.

T - Again bland but not very offensive. Mild touches of sweet biscuit malts and hops but faint and almost no existent.

M - Light and pretty flavor less. BMC lovers would enjoy this.

Overall aside from the blonde this is a very watery lager that isn't had to put down but not really flavorful to make me really enjoy my last two. Worst beer they ever made.

Photo of plasma
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of beergoot
2.1/5  rDev -36.6%
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 rangerred
2.93/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of danielisawinner
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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 Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of mull0263
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 783 ratings.