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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

185 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 10
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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Reviews by chinchill:
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3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

chinchill, Jun 21, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +9%

generallee, May 17, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Jason, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Mora2000, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
3.75/5  rDev +9%

NilocRellim, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Irish_Fan
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Irish_Fan, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Ice_cyclops86, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of SvenHayden
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

SvenHayden, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of CloudStrife
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

CloudStrife, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

RDW, Jun 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Jackp_43, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of jALEson
4/5  rDev +16.3%

jALEson, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

javlin624, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Dub12588
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Dub12588, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tdm168, Jan 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Sudbuster, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

cliff1066, Dec 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

jheezee, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of jtnelson40
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

jtnelson40, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ByMySword, May 20, 2012
Photo of EagleTalon
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

EagleTalon, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

lzepplin01, Mar 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

dgeebs07, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

tone77, Jun 08, 2012
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Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.