Shiner Kosmos Reserve | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve
BA SCORE
21.3%
Liked This Beer
3.31 w/ 954 ratings
Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.98%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,464
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
954
Liked:
203
Avg:
3.31/5
pDev:
15.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
239
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 954 |  Reviews: 272
Photo of Lucular
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imperialking
3.69/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.99/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IsaacCraft
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is fairly sweet. The label claims dry hopping but I'm not sensing it. I'm getting a good bit of corn. It isn't a bad beer, but it certainly isn't shiner's best.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very good beer, aromatic in the best way for a pale lager. I only wish it had more alcohol. With a bit of booziness, it could be a premium pickup; perhaps even tack on the name Kosmos Reserve to a barrel-aged line. Must I think of everything?

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Photo of JBudraux
2.92/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bright yellow golden color with white head. Cereal grains, grass, and some nice malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes crisp and clean, very well done.

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Photo of Jerid
3.62/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.86/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of focusontheworld
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: The aromas are moderate with a trace of onion, some citrus and light grains.

L: brilliant amber with rapidly rising bubbles under a 2" off white foam cap that takes 4 minutes to reduce to a thick film.

T: fruit, citrus, a hint of apple and light corn sweetness that dries on the finish. Most of the fruit flavors come from the hops but the apple tastes like it is from the yeast. The malt is medium low, the hop bitterness is medium and the hop flavors are medium to medium low.

F: medium creamy with a medium light body and medium high carbonation.

O: The beer has a nice balance of malt and hop and the onion from the dry hopping aromas quickly dissipate, leaving a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of GLBClover85
3.19/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not good not bad...haven't had shiner bock in a long time and decided to get this variety pack. Not much to say about this one. Nothing great about it...nothing that stands out either. Definitely an easy drinker and better than anything by Bud Miller or Coors.

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Photo of JoLight
3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden; off-white head that turns to frothy thin layer.

Aroma: At first pour, it smells funky and off-putting. But then, it gets much more pleasant: Pale malts; light sweetness; clean; earthy hops.

Taste: Bready, like the crust of a French baguette; some earthiness, but no real hop bitterness. Clean, carbonated water. Fairly round.

Mouthfeel: Medium, nicely carbonated; almost fluffy like an ale, but light enough for the style.

Finish: crisp, clean, refreshing.

This is a really nice beer, especially for the style. If it were sold in packs on its own, I'd buy it again, especially for the warmer months. It'd be a great lawn-mowing beer.

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

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

Shiner's Kosmos Reserve is tasty. Taste is much like their other offerings. Smooth, mellow and laid back. Nothing stands out in this brew, but it's by far better than any American adjunct beer.

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Photo of Marco_Beero
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice balance of hop bitterness and caramel sweetness, malt heaviness and fine effervescence. Not quite crafty, but personality than typical high volume beer. Quite sessionable. I'll have it again.

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

Pours a amber color with more malty smell with a hint of the hops in it. The taste is a nice malty flavor with a suttle bite of hops. The mouthful is medium and resfresing. Overall a nice offering from Shiner with a malt lover in mind.

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Photo of Ashmothma
2.67/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of S-Taylor
3.51/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NomadDawg
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 21.3% out of 100 with 954 ratings
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