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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Medium-bodied, dark brown lager brewed with rye malt and chocolate rye from Germany, caramel malt and three hop varieties.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 01-19-2012)
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3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):

LOOK: Clear garnet

SMELL: Caramel, toasted bread, spicy rye, herbal tea, clean

TASTE: Smooth, creamy, clean, malty, mild caramel, toasted grain, spicy rye, modest hopping, semidry grainy finish

Hands-down one of the most quaffable rye beers to date. So why is Shiner not in all 50 states yet? Straight-up great beer with no frills, even though they are going out on a limb with the rye. Great to see where a lager can go.

01-18-2013 23:13:05 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-18-2014 02:52:12 | More by Jason
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-17-2014 08:11:42 | More by generallee
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3/5  rDev -13%

The beer pours a golden-brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of rye and a little bit of toffee malt -- about what I expected. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of rye and some toffee and bread from the malt, as well as a hint of orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but definitely nothing to seek out.

04-25-2012 06:17:27 | More by Mora2000
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-21-2012 21:25:02 | More by NilocRellim
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New York

4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-15-2014 03:36:24 | More by Irish_Fan
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South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%

12 oz bottle served in snifter.

Poured a very dark brown color; clear with nice orange-ruby highlights. The off-white head is not very durable and lonly a few spots of lace are left on the glass. A thin ring endures quite a bit longer. Looks promising, but the aroma is very faint.

S: The medium-dark roasted malts and some spice from the hops and/or rye are just barely detectable.

Taste: sweet and bitter are balanced; more flavor than the aroma suggests, but still by no means a strongly flavored beer. Nice level of spiciness from the hops and rye. The quality of flavor is very good, so the limited strength and brief aftertaste are disappointing.

M: Medium-light bodied; crisp feel from moderate+ carbonation and rye; nicely dry from mid-taste to the finish.

Overall: a pleasant surprise; probably the best I've had from this brewer, although that's faint praise. 3.75

06-21-2012 01:17:40 | More by chinchill
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-18-2014 00:29:51 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-10-2014 04:18:56 | More by SvenHayden
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New York

3.46/5  rDev +0.3%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled November 9th 2013.

A: Pours a clear dark ruby brown with an off white head. Not very much visible carbonation. Head dissipates to a thin film in a minute or so leaving a few spots of lacing.

S: Bit of a sweet aroma with a bready aspect to it. Hints of dark fruit and also a moderate yeastiness. Light chocolate as it warms.

T: Solid flavor on this one. The chocolate malts come through nicely and add depth. Carmel sweetness is controlled and doesnt overpower. Great malt backbone.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Has a bit of a creamy aspect to it which is pleasant. Isnt overly sticky on the finish.

Overall I'm impressed with this one however am very biased toward rye beers. Comes through as a full flavored beer. Worth a try, just wish it came as a stand alone offer.

11-27-2013 20:28:52 | More by CloudStrife
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-29-2012 09:59:38 | More by RDW
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3/5  rDev -13%

06-22-2014 22:27:29 | More by Jackp_43
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-26-2012 20:03:31 | More by jALEson
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-18-2014 21:10:30 | More by javlin624
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

07-09-2014 15:46:34 | More by Dub12588
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.9%

From the Shiner Family Tradition 12-pack. I split it with my brother-in-law on a recent trip to Texas.

I drank this one from the bottle while watching football. Some caramel, toffee, and chocolate can be smelled from the top of the bottle. The flavor is a balance of sweet and mildly spicy. The chocolate and caramel are strong and sweet up front followed by a smooth, mild spicy rye in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation.

For a Shiner beer this one is more complex, rich, and balanced than I have come to expect. The chocolate rye malt really is a great ingredient here. I wouldn’t mind having more of these, but I wouldn’t buy the family tradition 6- or 12-pack to get to it.

01-19-2012 09:20:22 | More by tdm168
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-17-2013 00:14:26 | More by Sudbuster
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-11-2012 05:15:13 | More by cliff1066
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

08-27-2012 21:42:21 | More by jheezee
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3/5  rDev -13%

A- Bottle to mug, reddish brown color, light tan head that doesn't stay, leaves some lacing.

S- Fruit, sweet

T- Little bitter, metallic, spice

M- Medium bodied, goes down smooth

O- Not a bad beer, something different that I hadn't tried before. Got this in a reunion sixer, review from my notes. I would drink it again.

02-26-2012 03:34:01 | More by jtnelson40
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-20-2012 20:56:38 | More by ByMySword
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3.96/5  rDev +14.8%

Pours out to a thin white head and medium brown color. Crystal clear. Aroma is toasty malt, and a hint of brown sugar, cocoa and maple. Flavor is sweet grain oriented with nice toasty and nutty (pecans?) notes a nice carbonic bite at the end. Mouthfeel is light and slightly sticky. This is a unique brew that I really enjoy.

01-04-2014 00:20:28 | More by EagleTalon
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-13-2014 00:22:32 | More by lzepplin01
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New York

3/5  rDev -13%

11-20-2013 22:42:27 | More by dgeebs07
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3.43/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some rye. Taste is roasted malts, rye, a slight bitterness, decent but nothing special. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

06-08-2012 19:54:23 | More by tone77
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Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
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