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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

186 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 186
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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5/5  rDev +45.3%

Dub12588, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Gusmanthecat, Mar 09, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +28.8%
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!

woodychandler, Nov 06, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
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.

jmbranum, May 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

complexnomenclature, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Michaeldmanley, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Joshgonzales79, Jun 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

LightsOut3000, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Danielbt, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

precella, Apr 03, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

shirasong, Sep 18, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

intensify, May 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Irish_Fan, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

jALEson, Feb 26, 2012
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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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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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shoeinc, Mar 11, 2012
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MarkyMOD, Jul 11, 2012
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Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.