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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

179 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

09-08-2013 22:34:06 | More by abrodsky
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-31-2013 04:00:50 | More by thatoneguymike
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-03-2013 06:17:46 | More by Smurf2055
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cam12

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-16-2013 04:04:09 | More by cam12
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radiofish

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-09-2013 21:46:15 | More by radiofish
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Sudbuster

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-17-2013 00:14:26 | More by Sudbuster
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Satsuma

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2013 03:45:22 | More by Satsuma
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Texas_Speed

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

06-02-2013 15:59:55 | More by Texas_Speed
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Hooligans

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-12-2013 12:54:16 | More by Hooligans
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Compton25

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-10-2013 12:02:29 | More by Compton25
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LightsOut3000

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

03-15-2013 14:35:46 | More by LightsOut3000
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

03-10-2013 21:36:53 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-08-2013 06:12:21 | More by kingmaker
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FrizWhiz

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-23-2013 04:12:02 | More by FrizWhiz
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 23:13:05 | More by BeerAdvocate
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shamrock1343

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-13-2013 23:35:57 | More by shamrock1343
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
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
3.78/5.00

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 03:31:21 | More by Jadjunk
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 07:58:52 | More by superspak
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-11-2012 05:15:13 | More by cliff1066
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

11-12-2012 00:19:14 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 01:28:48 | More by woodychandler
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mseidens

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-31-2012 20:16:53 | More by mseidens
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Cluker

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-26-2012 21:37:48 | More by Cluker
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-21-2012 21:25:02 | More by NilocRellim
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-11-2012 04:07:45 | More by Chucker17
Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
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