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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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185 Ratings
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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 Michaeldmanley
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Michaeldmanley, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

boku56, Dec 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

ChaosKittyXJ9, Nov 30, 2013
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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3/5  rDev -12.8%

dgeebs07, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Jame515, Sep 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

abrodsky, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

thatoneguymike, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

cam12, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Satsuma, Jun 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Texas_Speed, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Compton25, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

LightsOut3000, Mar 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

kingmaker, Mar 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

FrizWhiz, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):

LOOK: Clear garnet

SMELL: Caramel, toasted bread, spicy rye, herbal tea, clean

TASTE: Smooth, creamy, clean, malty, mild caramel, toasted grain, spicy rye, modest hopping, semidry grainy finish

Hands-down one of the most quaffable rye beers to date. So why is Shiner not in all 50 states yet? Straight-up great beer with no frills, even though they are going out on a limb with the rye. Great to see where a lager can go.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

shamrock1343, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Jadjunk
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the 2012 Family Reunion Variety Pack. According to the label, "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!" The beer is brewed in the style of a Rye Lager.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served in the mid 40ºs Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a tan cream head of a frothy consistency with a decent retention. Lacing is thin and spotty. Body color is a medium-dark copper brown with high clarity and medium carbonation. Not a bad appearance overall. 3.5

(Smell) Aroma is a faint caramel with some mild grassy hop aroma, mild bready grains with a husky bitterness are the only contradiction to an overall clean, crisp aroma. Aroma has a low potency. The rye character is hardly evident in the nose. In fact, the aroma is reminiscent of Shiner's Bock or any other caramel-forward lager. 3

(Taste) Flavor is certainly more bready and substantial than the nose, with a smooth, caramel rye bread malty sweetness and a mild bitter earthy-hopped finish. Spiciness is mellow for a rye beer but the flavor profile is substantial enough to make for an enjoyable flavor. A little sweeter and less bitter and spicy than the average Rye-integrated beer, but this is a pleasant change from that. 4

(Mouthfeel) Slick, smooth, clean profile with a very mild chewiness works out well for the style. Body is medium for a rye lager and low-medium amongst all beers. Alcohol presence is very low. Pleasant pairing for the style, goes well for a rye lager. 4

(Overall) This is a pretty good beer as far as my expectations for Shiner go. The rye doesn't add a lot of flavor characteristics but raise the body somewhat and give a slightly more flavorful drinking experience. As far as rye beers go, I enjoy one that can keep from becoming overly bitter or spicy and instead lends to an improved drinkability. 4

Spoetzl Brewery's
Shiner Brewer's Pride Craft Brew No. 2: Ryes & Shine Rye Lager

Jadjunk, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 9/11/2012. Pours a fairly crystal clear red copper color with a small light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of apple, pear, caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, molasses, light rye, and herbal earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, bread, light fruits, earth, herbal, light chocolate, light rye spiciness; and a light metallic note. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toast, bread, toffee, light fruits, earth, herbal, and light rye on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of flavors; not as much rye flavor as I was expecting; zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice rye amber lager. A nice amount of robust flavor for being under 5%; and very smooth to drink as expected. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

cliff1066, Dec 11, 2012
Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.