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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

179 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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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Dub12588


5/5  rDev +44.9%

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

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

03-09-2014 01:39:59 | More by Gusmanthecat
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Once again, I am going to go out on a limb and guess that this came to me via local in-person trader, tone77, but I am not certain. I am certain that I am going to winnow down my backlog of bottles so that I may refocus on what really matters - The CANQuest (TM)! For now, however, it is bottle time.

From the bottle: "Limited Edition Craft Brew Shiner Brewer's Pride Selection"; "Roasted sweetness [,] spicy rye notes"; "Every drop of Shiner is brewed in Shiner"; "A little something special from the little brewery in Shiner"; "This Small Batch Brew is the second in our Limited Edition Brewer's Pride Craft Brew Series. It's a medium-bodied, dark brown lager brewed with rye malt and chocolate rye from Germany, caramel malt and three hop varieties. The result is a rich, roasted dry finish with a touch of sweetness and hops, which honors our old-world brewing traditions."; "Prosit!"; "Brewer's Pride in every drop!"

I have to say - if you are a visual person, Shiner beers are for you! My pour got me two fingers of dense, light-brown head with great retention. Color was a deep coppery-brown with NE-plus quality clarity, enabling me to see into the future. Nose was chocolaty with a black pepper spiciness. Mole! Mouthfeel was thick and full and the taste was initially chocolate until the rye spiciness kicked in and a peppery flavor took hold. Finish was semi-dry but the extreme finish was literally breathtaking as the pepper flavor just seemed to linger. Man, I could drink more of this, I'll tell you!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 01:28:48 | More by woodychandler
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of the shiner family reunion six pack

Pours a dark brown, almost pumpernickle color. Clear but still hard to see through. Decent offwhite heaf.

Aroma is subtle and inoffensive.

Flavor is rich and toasty. A little bit of hop and rye spicyness. I would describe this beer as a dry brown lager with some rye notes in the background.

Excellent mouthfeel. Silky smooth with medium body.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 15:57:39 | More by jmbranum
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complexnomenclature

New York

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

01-16-2014 09:20:28 | More by complexnomenclature
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

11-12-2012 00:19:14 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

12-08-2013 08:21:37 | More by Michaeldmanley
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

06-04-2012 00:15:17 | More by Joshgonzales79
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LightsOut3000

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

03-15-2013 14:35:46 | More by LightsOut3000
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Danielbt

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

05-10-2012 18:07:44 | More by Danielbt
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precella


4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

04-03-2012 20:52:38 | More by precella
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shirasong


4.13/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was just very good. So good I was prompted to join this community. It was the perfect combination of richness and sweetness, without going overboard in either direction. I gave the appearance and smell both a 3.0 as I didn't find anything remarkable (or off-putting) about either one. I'd write a more specific review if my boyfriend didn't finish them...which is fairly disappointing considering it's a four-hour drive to the closest place that sells it, and even then I have to hope they haven't run out of the limited release beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 03:36:26 | More by shirasong
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intensify

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Dark-brown body with hints of amber when put in front of light. 1 finger head with fast retention.
Strong hints of malts, caramel, cinnamon, brown sugar, and toffee. Taste follows closely behind with a rather smooth backbone that disappears into a chocolately finish. Fair amount of biterness, but balanced by the sweet flavours that the caramel and brown sugar provide.
A bit over carbonated but still excellent.

Im glad I picked this up in a mix and match 6 pack. Very interesting and tasty. Well balanced and easy to sip on. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 05:42:13 | More by intensify
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Irish_Fan

New York

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-26-2012 20:03:31 | More by jALEson
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 09:20:22 | More by tdm168
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DeanCHS1980

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-20-2014 02:04:26 | More by DeanCHS1980
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LuckyLyle

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-26-2014 22:25:46 | More by LuckyLyle
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MitchellMank92

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-09-2012 20:50:43 | More by MitchellMank92
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-11-2012 23:35:14 | More by kjkinsey
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Jmick28

Arizona

4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-22-2012 22:56:31 | More by Jmick28
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Wservati

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-23-2014 23:25:01 | More by Wservati
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Jeffani

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-13-2014 01:35:24 | More by Jeffani
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shoeinc


4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-11-2012 04:10:48 | More by shoeinc
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-11-2012 01:50:06 | More by MarkyMOD
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Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.