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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

185 Ratings
THE BROS
85
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 zildjian2800
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

zildjian2800, May 13, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +16.3%

kjkinsey, May 12, 2012
Photo of Danielbt
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Danielbt, May 10, 2012
Photo of jmbranum
4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
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.

jmbranum, May 04, 2012
Photo of benweinfeld
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

benweinfeld, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of kew
3/5  rDev -12.8%

kew, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a golden-brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of rye and a little bit of toffee malt -- about what I expected. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of rye and some toffee and bread from the malt, as well as a hint of orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but definitely nothing to seek out.

Mora2000, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

cdwil, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Copper in color, with a big head of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, faint spiciness
Taste-Subtle milk chocolate and caramel,some rye spiciness leading to a rather dry finish. Interesting flavor makes you want to take another sip. Would be a nice match for a plate of tacos.

hosehead83, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of precella
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

precella, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dugly2ugly, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of twinsfan86
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

twinsfan86, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Lawl3ss
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Lawl3ss, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of JKForbes
3/5  rDev -12.8%

JKForbes, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of ardy007
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

ardy007, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of BelgiumBill
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice copper brown color with a thin light beige head quickly yielding to a slight ring.

Fragrances were grainy, sweet, barley.

Lighter bodied, toasted oak, wheat, touch of toffee.

Short finish that has just a bit of hops at the end. Clean, simple, drinkable. Nothing special but certainly an easy drinker. Lacking complexity and very straightforward....great for a sunny cool spring day like today.

BelgiumBill, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of shoeinc
4/5  rDev +16.3%

shoeinc, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of bmwats
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium brown. Thick, foamy head. Disintegrates fairly slowly leaving some persistent residue. A little less lacing as you drink it down.

S: Baked bread with a slightly pungent tone of rye.

T: Pretty standard lager stuff here. A little malt, really cardboard-y, just slightly more pungent. Very light flavor of caramel.

M: Light body, seems a little 'thin'. Lightly bitter finish.

D: Goes down easy, not much resistance.

Atmosphere is decent. Substantial head, and a fair amount of lacing. Nose is lite baked bread malt. Flavor is light and washed-out blend of pungent malt with a hefty infusion of wood. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

bmwats, Mar 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

tbeer40, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of videofrog
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12oz bottle from a Shiner Family Reunion 6er. Part of the Brewer's Pride Series.

A: Dark reddish brown with fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

S: Rye grain up front, Czech Saaz hops in the background. Slight sweetness.

T: The spiciness and slight (very slight) sourness come through from the rye. Sweet caramel malt and hops balance out the rest.

M: A bit thin-bodied, but great for a crisp, clean easy-to-drink lager.

O: Solid rye lager from Shiner. Really wish they made 6ers of their Brewer's Pride Series. These aren't "big" beers, but definitely more flavorful than their regular lineup. Worth a try, especially since the classic Shiner "metallic" taste is absent.

videofrog, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of mugsy62388
2/5  rDev -41.9%

mugsy62388, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

jALEson, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of jtnelson40
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Bottle to mug, reddish brown color, light tan head that doesn't stay, leaves some lacing.

S- Fruit, sweet

T- Little bitter, metallic, spice

M- Medium bodied, goes down smooth

O- Not a bad beer, something different that I hadn't tried before. Got this in a reunion sixer, review from my notes. I would drink it again.

jtnelson40, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of JBCavazos
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

JBCavazos, Feb 25, 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
Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.