Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery
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4.28/5 rDev +24.1%
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.
05-04-2012 15:57:39 | More by jmbranum
3/5 rDev -13%
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.
04-25-2012 06:17:27 | More by Mora2000
3.83/5 rDev +11%
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.
04-09-2012 20:24:58 | More by hosehead83
3.4/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
03-20-2012 02:27:15 | More by Lawl3ss
3/5 rDev -13%
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.
03-11-2012 18:16:59 | More by BelgiumBill
3.25/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
03-10-2012 03:33:36 | More by bmwats
3.53/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
03-10-2012 01:08:27 | More by videofrog
3/5 rDev -13%
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.
02-26-2012 03:34:01 | More by jtnelson40
3.43/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
02-12-2012 00:55:16 | More by acevenom
3.33/5 rDev -3.5%
Beer pours relatively smooth, with a hint of foam and lace that sticks around. The aroma is of spice and earthy wooden barrels. The beer is a typical lager color and has a slight taste of the spice that you smell upon opening. HInts of barley are subtle and not overpowering. Slightly surprised by this beer, as Spoetzl, especially the Shiner line are up and comers.
02-09-2012 02:14:03 | More by ronniebruner
Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
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