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
Ratings:
947
Reviews:
270
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
15.62%
 
 
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8
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Photo of AD17
1.94/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Squire123
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
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 -22.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sgt_187em
3.73/5  rDev +12%
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 -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hashmads
4.4/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.49/5  rDev -25.2%
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 -20.4%
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 -9.9%
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 +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
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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Photo of d_kizzle
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.15/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BArunnerchick
4.16/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jesticals
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckZ77
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

usual mix of yellow and gold. Half inch of white head. Almost nothing in the aroma.

Taste was of the yeast. Neat. Hops in the background at best. Totally a 'normal' beer as my non craft beer friends would say. Gateway beer I guess. Everything is middle of the road. No off flavors. Not much to speak of in any regard.

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Photo of rorjets
3.22/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MicTar
2.83/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: golden yellow heading toward amber. Nice white head that disappeared very quickly and left no lace.

S: Not much of a smell, very faint scent of bread and some citrus.

T: hard for me to describe, I tasty the inky flavor that I have come to associate with some hops.

F: minimal carbonation, and no drying effect. Easy drinking.

O: got this from a busted pack at $.75 so do not mind being unimpressed and will happily drink the other one I have. But would not buy one at full price.

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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.33 out of 5 based on 947 ratings.
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