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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

191 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: tdm168 on 01-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Medium-bodied, dark brown lager brewed with rye malt and chocolate rye from Germany, caramel malt and three hop varieties.
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Ratings: 191 | Reviews: 47
Photo of ronniebruner
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours relatively smooth, with a hint of foam and lace that sticks around. The aroma is of spice and earthy wooden barrels. The beer is a typical lager color and has a slight taste of the spice that you smell upon opening. HInts of barley are subtle and not overpowering. Slightly surprised by this beer, as Spoetzl, especially the Shiner line are up and comers.

Photo of Beerevity
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark amber brown. Looks ruby red when holding the glass up to a light.

S - I'm picking up on chocolate and caramel. It has a lot of the same notes as some of the bigger imperial stouts actually.

T - A nice amount of hop character up front that's kept in check by a yummy malt backbone. Less chocolate than I got with the smell alone but the caramel is definitely there.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. It's a very smooth and drinkable beer.

Overall I was impressed and not expecting this quality. It seems to be a worthy example of a rye beer, perhaps I need to seek out others? I'm not a huge Shiner fan but maybe I'll pay more attention to their "Brewers Pride" series.

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chilled 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint tulip. Best-by date on bottle 6.19.12.

Look- Clear ruby brown, the hue strongly reminds me of dark cream soda or double-brewed iced tea. Four fingers of toasted marshmallow-colored head that settles fairly quickly, leaving sticky rings of splotchy lace.

Smell- Strong bready aroma, milk chocolate, and a faint acidic twang. Swirling brings out a stronger earthy/rye character and maybe a hint of alcohol, but it's pretty faint. As it warms, it comes off as overly sweet and toffee-like.

Taste- Tastes like it smells; caramel malt, crusty toast, burnt green twigs. Finish is somewhat bitter, unexpected in a lager. Tastes like a dark version of Spoetzl Kosmos Reserve with a bit of spice. Pretty clean finish, mild lingering earthy/herbal taste.

Mouthfeel- Crisp carb comes out on the sip, medium to full body for a lager. Lightly dry finish. Goes down easy, but I'd say it falls into the "too substantial to drink more than a pint or two" category.

Overall- Decent offering from this brewery, but it's a bit too middle-of-the road for my tastes; neither big nor particularly session-able. If it was available in six packs, I might pick it up once in a while, and I don't regret that there's another in the fridge.

Photo of MattU
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear coppery/brown with a 1 finger slightly off-white head that sticks around. Aroma is fairly clean with a bit of spicy/earthy hop aroma, slight biscuit and rustic malt aroma. Taste is crisp toasty malt with a firm but not overpowering bitterness, fairly clean and crisp on the finish. Carbonation is moderate which is nice, this beer is fairly dry so anymore carbonation would come off as astringent.

Overall one of the better offerings from shiner, but ubfortunately that doesn't say too much. Not really worth buying the mix pack for.

B-

Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of acevenom
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice reddish brown with a beautiful off-white head. I caught the aroma of the roasted malts. The beer is very drinkable with taste of the rye spiciness being obvious in the finish. It had a nice medium mouthfeel and it wasn't overcarbonated. I would definitely drink this one again, but I don't see myself buying another family reunion pack any time soon.

Photo of jsprain1
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Reddish brown. Head is thin, slightly tanned. Decent retention on the head. Very clear.
S- The aroma is not as rye heavy as I would have supposed or liked. Very mild with some caramel and dark malt.
T- Very bready up front, and the rye picks up on the tongue. There is a noticable spicyness in the finish. A fairly assertive sweetness balances that out. Hop presence is very low.
M- Medium body, maybe a bit light. Carbonation is fairly smooth. Long aftertaste.
O- A decent to good rye beer. I would have liked a bit more rye compared to the sweetness, but still a decent exhibition.

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.

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Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
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