There are some beers in this Shiner Family Reunion mixed pack that I’ve never heard of. I have no idea what I’m getting into with this Shiner Kosmos Reserve. It’s described as being an American pale lager. That sounds promising.
I do have to say, if I haven’t mentioned it in a post before, that I’m enjoying these caps and bottle art. I feel like I’m drinking beer from a hundred years ago. Although I haven’t been terribly impressed with Shiner’s offerings so far, I will very much enjoy having these caps as part of my table.
The first thing I noticed pouring this beer was that it had almost no head, yet the first sip was very carbonated, almost seltzer-like. The flavor is very much overshadowed by this. You can really only evaluate the beer’s flavor on the aftertaste. It has a pleasant flavor, but I wish it was more present in the drinking. However, this is a great beer if you like burping.
Would I buy this beer again? I don’t think so. I like the name, and I’d like to say, “I’m drinking Kosmos,” when asked what I was having, but I’m not sure I’d enjoy myself while doing that. But, burping is fun (I’m easily amused), so I kind of want to chug a six pack of this stuff and see if I explode. Should you buy this beer? I wouldn’t push you to do it, but I wouldn’t try to talk you out of it. I would, however, try to get you to pour three of them into a beer bong and slam them into your stomach for laughs.
I give this beer a solid 3/5 caps.