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Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

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808 Ratings
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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 122 | 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:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-23-2009

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of zeff80
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a good deal of bubbles from the carbonation. It had a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam.

S - It smelled malty and floral. Not much else.

T - It tasted of bready malt with sweet caramel. A very slight bitter bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied lager with a dry finish.

O - This is an okay pale lager. Nothing I need to stock up on but worth a try because I appreciate Spoetzl Brewery.

Photo of ronniebruner
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First thing I noticed when I poured this beer was it is slightly darker than most other American lagers. It has an average amount of head and lace, an aroma thats a bit sweet with a little bit of hops. The beer is over carbonated but a bit bitter. Not a great beer, but a worthy effort.

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Bockrules
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a perfectly transparent deep gold that is immediately recognizable as being darker than all macros. A steady stream of bubbles rises to the dense, thee finger, white head. Head is gone half way down the glass. Leaves behind a few splotches of lacing here and there.

S - A little bit of sweet malty notes upon opening the bottle, not much. A few grass notes come out in the glass.

T - A bit of alcohol upfront. The body strikes a good balance between light malt and grassy hop notes. Goes down clean with a slightly grassy finish.

M - Light bodied, yet thicker than any macro with moderate carbonation.

A remarkably unremarkable beer here: Nothing offensive or out of place, nothing memorable. Take your ordinary adjunct lager and remove the adjuncts and this what you get: one dimensional and no corn of cereal flavors. Goes down easy enough and makes for a superior alternative to the big three.

Photo of ccbass22
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Kornoms
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is an orange-yellow and relatively transparent. Fairly weak smelling, with a notable absence of hops (for a dry hopped beer). Tastes like a fairly standard lager with a bit of hops that come through near the end. Feels fine in the mouth- just an ok beer.

Photo of gtermi
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear amber/copper body with a very thin head. The head never really develops.

S: Maybe I am crazy, but it smells just like a boring lager. It has the strong corn smell with a tiny bit of malt. It just doesnt smell good to me at all.

T: Corn and malt for the most part. There is a bit of caramel sweetness too. Actually a decent tasting beer.

M: There is a strong amount of carbonation in this beer, but its not bad at all. I think it would be better if it had a little less, but I can't really complain.

O: I really don't care much for Spoetzl Brewery beer, but this one is halfway decent. I still don't think it's good by any means, but for sure decent.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of LtCracker20
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear and bright golden yellow body with a good 2-finger white head that shows some very good retention. Almost champagne-like in the head's consistancy.

S- Pretty bready, and I can almost smell how carbonated this is (I know...)! Another yeasty aroma's there as well. Little spicy (black pepper) and grassy as well.

T- Very clean, as in no flavors overpower the others, but take turns on the palate. Some sweet maltiness, yeasty, and bready. The flavors are very quick; no linger at all. Would've liked them to stick around a little longer.

MF- You know, I'm actually very surprised at how well this feels. It's pretty damn creamy, while the carbonation level keeps it relatively on the lighter side.

O- After reading some of the reviews, I went in without expectations and came away pleasantly surprised. For the style, I am very impressed with this, let alone as "just beer" it's pretty good and could definately be an easy drinker.

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of tigrstylz
1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

Photo of kew
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden color, which is not at all what the bottle suggests. This is a good lager with a lot of lighter qualities.

Smells immediately of wheat and a little yeast and citrus. There is something tangy in there, as well.

Tastes way better than I had expected. I like it. I was expecting hops, but thankfully that isn't what I get. A little hay and tartness. It is clean and crisp with a light floral character at the end. There are some flavor similarities to an orange cream ale, even though that isn't at all what this beer is.

Clean feeling with the perfect amount of tingling.

Very pleasantly surprised.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ABVerageJoe
2.54/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A medium-dark yellow. Honestly if it were side-by-side with a pint of urine I wouldn't trust myself to tell the difference visually. Slight white head which didn't leave much lacing. Looks like a lager.

S - Smells like not much of anything. A touch malty, but the lack of smell makes me think that it will be watery.

T - Plain lager flavor for the most part, a slight hint of hops, but not very flavorful.

M - Smooth and clean up front with a dry carbonation finish, a little bit of a bite on the back of the tongue and throat due to the dryness and carbonation combo. Little aftertaste/post-mouthfeel.

O - This beer is alright, but a bit bland. There is nothing that inspires me about this. It says on the bottle "hop-jacked lager" and it doesn't taste very hoppy. If it's not hoppy, I'm not hoppy.

Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.