Shiner Kosmos Reserve | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Shiner Kosmos ReserveShiner Kosmos Reserve

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.98%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-23-2009

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear amber color with a finger width carbonated head. Head retention and lacing are decent. Does have more of a tropical fruit aroma with that stale lager undertone. Very bready. Does have a tropical fruit taste with a little bit of a hoppy edge at the end. Light bodied with high carbonation. Not a bad beer but not great. Just not a big lager fan. Very few make the cut for me.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a light brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft caramel with a grassy hop.

The flavor was very well balanced with round caramel malts and a clean herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a dry finish.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a crystal-clear amber color. The head is one and a half fingers high, shaded white, and it doesn't feature the best retention or texturing. However, it does leave a minor ring of lacing on the glass.

S: There is a noticeable hoppiness to the aroma here - certainly nothing that would give Stone any fits, but enough to give me some hope. This helps provide a touch of citrus and pine. However, there's little else aside from a touch of mineral water.

T: I've been waiting for something from Shiner to give me anything in terms of hops, and this provides it, albeit in a light manner. Luckily, the slight citrusy/piny tones are welcome here. There's something else here I'm not a fan of - I can't put my finger on it, perhaps a metallic note on the back end - so I can't call this one 'great' by any stretch.

M: Sampling this Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack, I've notice several trends in all of their brews: most are fairly clean, crisp, and light, but also too sweet on the back end, partly due to a slight lack of carbonation. This doesn't suffer from the latter qualities like the others have, thankfully. It's a bit drier and more assertively carbonated.

O: I'm a little let down, because while it succeeds where other Shiner beers failed (such as providing something resembling hoppiness), I can't put my finger on why I'm not a huge fan of this - maybe it's not that fresh? Ah well. Tickers gonna tick, bro.

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Shiner Kosmos Reserve from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.33 out of 5 based on 952 ratings.
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