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Shiner Kosmos Reserve - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

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817 Ratings
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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 5
Gots: 131 | 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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Ratings: 817 | Reviews: 236
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this American Pale Lager from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear copper color, produced an average white head, nice retention and it leaves a nice amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of malted grain and a suggestion of bittering hops. Medium in body, this Pale lager is crisp, clean and has a nice base of malted grain, sweet caramel, and some hops. The finish is semi dry and the aftertaste leaves you wanting to take another gulp. Overall it is only as exciting as an American Pale Lager can get but I would take this over one it's evil macro brewed breathern. Prost!

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden amber with a finger length white head that dissipates quickly. There appears to be plenty of carbonation from the bubbles. The smell is of slightly sweet malt with some hop aroma. I could taste some of the malt flavor with the hops coming in at the end. It's very carbonated with a light body. There is some lacing left behind on the glass. Overall, I'd say this is a decent offering from Shiner. It's a standard lager that goes down decently well.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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3.2/5  rDev -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.

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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.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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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.

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3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.