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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

178 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 178
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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timmy2b

New York

2/5  rDev -42%

12-12-2013 12:24:57 | More by timmy2b
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Mortarforker

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

09-08-2012 21:10:41 | More by Mortarforker
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fivetime

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-09-2014 07:18:39 | More by fivetime
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

06-04-2012 00:15:17 | More by Joshgonzales79
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

01-21-2012 20:32:17 | More by MammothTarantula
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 15:57:39 | More by jmbranum
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NeverSettle

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

07-09-2012 03:23:31 | More by NeverSettle
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Jmick28

Arizona

4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-22-2012 22:56:31 | More by Jmick28
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark & tawny amber leaning to light chestnut brown, bright and clear with big bubbles rising to a good-size cap of light khaki foam. Leaves some alright lacing.

S: A hint minty & spicy on lightly sweet and quite biscuity & doughy background. Some of the minty & spicy seems to be rye & some hops. A bit muted & soft, but nice overall.

T: Solid minty, earthy, & spicy rye. Plenty to be unmistakable, but not so much as to be one-dimensional. Background of doughy base with mildly caramel & sweet malts combining with some toasty grain. Moderate hops are a bit herbal but otherwise struggle to separate themselves from mint & spice of the rye.

M: Medium body with just barely slightly under-matched carbonation. Hint of chew and a nice broadly & slowly drying finish with just a touch of spicy bite. Works quite well for this beer.

D: Quite a tasty & easy drinking brew. Not super complex, nuanced, or robust – the focusis on the easy, approachable, drinkable nature. Nice to see a well-done rye beer in a gateway mix-pack. Very nice for the price point.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 09:24:46 | More by SickGnar
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depechemode1983

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark brown in color. Poured with zero head and zero lacing. Seemed a bit thick as well.

S - Hints off coffee, clove, caramel and a slightly sour end.

T - Carmel sweetness right up front. Slightly roasted malts, a bit of coffee but the clove is gone. Finishes sweet.

M - A bit thick and carbonation is low. Could use a little work.

O - An average beer for the most part. Got this in a mixed six. I don't think I would ever drop the cash for a full sixer. Worth a try though.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 02:25:49 | More by depechemode1983
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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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GratefulEdd

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-05-2014 02:53:20 | More by GratefulEdd
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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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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

12-28-2013 05:21:24 | More by jkn09
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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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SicemWT

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-16-2014 06:35:51 | More by SicemWT
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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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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-13-2014 00:22:32 | More by lzepplin01
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schaffer9252

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-04-2014 23:15:32 | More by schaffer9252
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Benvarine

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-25-2014 01:17:26 | More by Benvarine
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-02-2014 00:46:40 | More by BigGold
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-31-2014 06:01:42 | More by wisegreensoul
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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, but transparent mahogany with an off-white head. Smell is of roasted malt and pale ale style hops.
The thing that describes this beer to me is robust. It's dry and roasted and delicious. The hops are pretty standard and not interesting and most importantly, they don't get in the way of the dry roasted malt. I can taste the rye, mostly on the finish. This is a pretty delicious beer for Shiner. I'd say it's up there with their black lager. Not quite as good, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 09:18:12 | More by ElCommodoro
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JJFordick

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -49.3%

10-11-2012 02:14:54 | More by JJFordick
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RedWeizen83

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

03-02-2014 02:21:06 | More by RedWeizen83
Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.