Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Beer Review - Kosmos

Shiner Kosmos Premium Reserve Lager - 4.98% ABV

We drink a lot of beer.  Most beers, however, are destined to not grace the pages of this blog.  Sometimes it is because the beer really sucks and sometimes because they are just uninteresting.  Sometimes it is because I forgot my camera and sometimes because I am too drunk to form a train of thought about what I am drinking.  This one I am going to do just out of spite.

"Why do you hate Shiner so much?", came the question out of the blue.
"Why do you think that I hate Shiner?". 
"Because you have never said even one nice thing about any of their beers". 
"I guess that I have never tried one that I like, but to be honest, I don't do a whole lot of Shiner research".
"Try this one then, it is amazing"!

Kosmos Spoetzl DID NOT found the Shiner Brewing Association in 1909, but he did buy it out in 1915 and promptly renamed it after himself.  This "Premium" "dry-hopped" light lager was brewed as a special run to honor the "founder".

Color?  I don't really know, I drank it straight from the bottle.
Smell?  None perceptible.
Taste?  Maybe better than a Miller Light.  Maybe.  Dry hopped beers usually have the flavor of hops, but I'll be darned if I could taste any.  All things considered it is a quite harmless beer.

So there, in answer to your challenge, I can say that I do not hate Shiner beers, I just haven't found any that I like. 

Spoetzl Brewing Company
603 East Brewery Street
Shiner, TX 77984

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