Shiner Kosmos Reserve
Spoetzl Brewery

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American Lager
Ranked #445
Ranked #46,629
3.33 | pDev: 15.62%
Spoetzl Brewery
Texas, United States
Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve
Notes: Kosmos Spoetzl knew how to brew great beer. Born in Bavaria, Kosmos mastery of German brewing carried him as far as Egypt before he found his way to the small Texas town of Shiner. Our proud brewery still carries his name and commitment to excellence in brewing. This full-flavored, hop-jacked lager is every bit as unique as the man himself and our way of saluting the brewmaster who started it all.
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass.

Appearance: a 2" sudsy off white head falls moderately with some decent lacing remaining. Color is a clear deep golden with moderate streaming carbonation.

Aroma: fairly mild, just some light bread crust and a bit of sweet caramel.

Mouthfeel: fairly light and crisp with a mild, easy finish.

Flavor: toasted bread, some caramel and raisin, a decent hop bite in the finish and lingering in the swallow.

Overall: very good but not outstanding. Somewhat reminds me of Shiner Oktoberfest but with less flavor.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Anthogonist
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of joegallows
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of TheDrunkGnoll
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of howling_henrik
4.44/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of Squelch
3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal clear golden lager. Off white quickly dissipating head.

Smell: Nice balance of complex malts and noble hop aromas here. Smells like a nice pilsner.

Taste: Complex malt flavors mixed with a nice balance of earthy hops. Pretty sweet beer but not too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Heavy. Very heavy. interesting mouthfeel for this style but somehow it works.

Drinkability: I could sip a few of these. Very nice for Shiner

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Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of SaranacinTexas
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Demi
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Mora2000
3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a yellow orange color with a white head. The aroma is sweet adjuncts with some earthy hops. The flavor is a mix of corn, wheat, grassy hops and grapes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not terrible by any means, but not too good either.

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Photo of ElCommodoro
3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a dull, very light brownish gold. Very transparent. It had no head, oddly. It smelled fruity with hop sharpness to it.
The first thing that hits me is its high carbonation, followed by a sharp bitterness, followed by a dull bread flavour. It's better than I was expecting considering that the packaging referred to it as being loaded with hops. It is certainly better than I remember it. This is one of the first beers I had that I considered hoppy. I hated it, saying that it tasted like a straight Christmas tree. But I guess my palate has become more tolerating of hop use. I still think that it should be used only in moderation and only to subtly balance sweetness in some beer styles, but its use in this brew doesn't really bother me much. I won't buy it again, but I am not repulsed by it. Still not really anything special about this beer. It's fairly lame all around.

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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of mjurney
4.18/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden color, clear. Lots of carbonation rising up. Thin head.

Sweet malts, a little caramel, spicy-grassy hops.

Sweet pale malts, biscuit, touch of caramel and butter. Hop bitterness is mild-medium, mainly spicy, a little citrusy. Finish is crisp, clean, a little dry. Body is medium, crisp, refreshing, semi-dry, well carbonated.

Very good for an American Pale Lager. Sadly it only available in variety pack, only wish Spoetzl Brewing Company release a 6 pack of this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of SpursfanJD
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jmills3
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Zombie
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

this brew pours up a clear copper color with a decent off white head. the nose is grainy, pale malts, nothing crazy. the taste is the same as the aroma. kinda buttery mouthfeel, slight hop bittering, light bodied, low carbo. Damn I wish that the Spoetzl Brewery would just make one intense beer! But if we're just comparing beers within the brewery, I'd say this one is not one of their better offerings...

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Photo of NuclearEra25
4.27/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance, beer poured a light amber color, clear and clean look. White head that dissipated quickly however lace around the glass did not.

smell, was sweet and mild, slighly malty with some sweet hops

taste, very flavorful, alot of malt sweetness, very little bitterness, I notice some spices that wake up the senses...

mouthfeel, very smooth, lightly syrupy finish, medium carbonation..

overall, a very nice pale lager, well done by the folks at Shiner.

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Photo of Weston19
2.79/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Amber, clear, moderate carbonation, pours with a finger sized head.

S: Malt, some caramel, didn't get much hops. The smell reminded me a little of the Boston Lager but without the hops and other more obvious smells that the Boston Lager has.

T: The taste on this was very different than the smell. You get a nice kick from the hops and the bitterness is very obvious on the initial taste and the after taste. You get some sweetness on the mid-palate but the flavor is definitely more hoppy than what I was expecting.

MF: The beer has a smooth and somewhat dry finish. The bitter mouthfeel at the end isn't very pleasing.

O: I was really surprised by this beer because of the taste. The nose had me expecting more of a malt flavor and instead gave me a bitter one. While I don't necessarily like bitter beers (like IPAs) I can appreciate hoppy beers such as Laguanitas or Arrogant Bastard because although they are bitter, the pack a lot of flavor that gives your palate a lot to work with. With this beer I felt there should have been more flavor and instead just got a mildly bitter beer with no real malt taste. I say this is an okay beer.

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3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 986 ratings