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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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185 Ratings
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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Photo of MattU
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.


MattU, Jan 24, 2012
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
Photo of acevenom
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

acevenom, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.45/5  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.

jsprain1, Jun 21, 2012
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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Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.