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Shiner Kosmos Reserve | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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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:
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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,261
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
955
pDev:
15.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 955 |  Reviews: 272
Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plumberman63
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

average beer color, amber with a good head.
slight hop, malty sweet aroma very pleasant
taste about the same with a slight bitter bite
smooth average feel
decent beer, but I prefer less bitter, but went good with my pizza.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

fine smooth lager beer with a nice mix of hops and malt...I will have another!

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Photo of CratesRus
3.17/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of donspublic
3.93/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Tulip, 1/2 finger cream colored head recedes quickly to a pool of foam. Look is clear burnt copper, with nice carbonation. Smells of malt, caramel and earthy/grassy hops. Taste is very clean, nice malt to start then I get that grassy hop profile coming thru. A bit of a caramel finish towards the end, this finishes a tad on the sweet side, not much, but not dry. This beer should be sold in 6/12 pack formats. Great mouthfeel on this beer.

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Photo of NeubTube
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of gandres
2.6/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
A:amber color, hazy, tan head that disappears quickly
A:Nose: malty
Taste: light bitterness, sweetness, long lasting tartness
MF:medium body, fizzy,
OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: April 28, 2016

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Photo of AD17
1.94/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Squire123
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit of Bohemia on the Prairie.

Points for being all malt and making a stab at hoppiness. Clean, crisp, brisk, more stuffing than the regular stuff and a thoughtful expression that doesn't step too far out of their regular customers comfort zone.

Good enough for what it is and interesting enough to seek out.

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Photo of beertraveler08
2.59/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty deep color. It is caramel colored with a white head that leaves quickly. No lacing. Nose is sweet with a bit of caramel and some fruit notes. The taste is the same as the nose with a faint caramel and fruit taste but also straw. There is a weird bitterness that pops in for a bit near the end but gives way to the sweetness.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sgt_187em
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light amber/dark blonde and clear with a thick head that dissipated to a thin layer. Caramel malty taste, medium IBU hoppiness, good carbonation. Body not overly thick and a little less smooth due to good carbonation. Overall, it's a good tasting beer, but nothing above average.

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Photo of kds2437
2.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hashmads
4.4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a helles lager glass

A - Foamy, off white head that dissipates rather quickly but levels off at about a half finger in height. Beer is clear and highly carbonated with a great amount of small bubbles rising quickly towards the surface. Beer is copper in color. 3.5/5

S - Malty and sweet on the nose with notes of caramel, corn, pear, citrus rind, cereal grains and a clean hop note. Aroma is fairly strong. Very simple aroma. 3.25/5

T - Maltiness consists of corn, Grape Nut O's cereal malt, a light caramelization, and a bit of spiciness (rye?). Somewhat sweet with a slightly bitter hop finish that lingers briefly before disappearing. Somewhat of a buttered bread note throughout with a bit of tart green apple and citrus rind. 3.5/5

M - Clean, crisp and light with a scrubbing bubbles sensation but not really drying at all. Does not linger on the palate. 3.5/5

O - Decent offering that packs quite a bit more flavor than the Shiner Premium Lager while maintaining the light feel of the Premium Lager. Simple, straightforward and light with a malty flavor somewhat reminiscent of an oktoberfest but with the hoppiness of a lighter IPL. 3.5/5

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Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.49/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Part of the Shiner Family reunion six pack. Fairly bland taste and a musty smell. Medium golden body with small silky head. Not much here to write about.

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Photo of gulli
2.65/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

so so, was expecting something else.
Purchased with the shiner family reunion 12 pack.
Not much on smell and head.
Lots of carbonation
Hops are a little above average.
Taste smooth, easy going down, defiantly not heavy....kinda just average....could drink a few without any problem.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Like many of the other Shiner brand beers I've had, there's very little flavor here. On the bright side, it has a pretty potent carbonation level, so it's able to mask the lack of everything else.

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Photo of goForkYerself
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
3.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Something likable about this little ditty from Shiner. It's an American lager, through and through. Despite the promise of being "hopjacked" (whatever that means), the hops are light on this one, just present enough to give a little snap, alongside a malt base that probably includes some adjuncts, and isn't especially bready, but is still somehow rather pleasing. Just a clean, smooth, easy drinking lager that is one of those greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts sort of brews. Not a bad addition at all to those nifty Family Reunion packs Shiner puts out.

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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 955 ratings
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