Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery
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4.43/5 rDev +28.4%
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!
11-06-2012 01:28:48 | More by woodychandler
4.28/5 rDev +24.1%
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.
05-04-2012 15:57:39 | More by jmbranum
4.13/5 rDev +19.7%
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.
09-18-2012 03:36:26 | More by shirasong
4.05/5 rDev +17.4%
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.
05-18-2012 05:42:13 | More by intensify
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
Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.