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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 01-19-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.65/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.08/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kornoms
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We just bought the Shiner Reunion 12-pack so we could try the new beer in the Brewer's Pride Series. It has a nice dark appearance and smells sweet, and chocolate-y, with a hint of spice. Overall It's a good tasting beer; it has a sweetness from the Rye but it's not over powering. I think it deserves everyone to give it a try, but just wait until they start putting it in the 6-packs!

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jmbranum
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of SickGnar
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.