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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

186 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 186
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:
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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Photo of archyquaffer
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a longneck into a shaker pint. A moderate pour produces a good billowy tan head that stick around for a little while, then dissipates into a solid ring with strands and islets of foam. The beer is a yellowish and red amber-brown with moderate carbonation.

A good hint of cherry is present in the aroma. The flavor is of bready malts (rye bread-yes), with some spicy, molasses-like flavors and a slightly tangy fruitiness. Medium bodied, tingly mouthfeel with lingering earthy bitterness and a little bit of that cherry again.

This beer is quite flavorful. It was not quite what I expected, with the dark color, medium body and complex flavor. Most other rye beers I've tried to date (not many, and all American) tend to be lighter in body, and often with more carbonation. One I tried at a brewery in Wyoming was light bodied and insanely carbonated. Perhaps the brewery is striving for a traditional Roggenbier? Purchased as part of a variety six pack for about $8.50.

archyquaffer, May 30, 2014
Photo of JosefBerger
3.11/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance (3.00) : Small off-white head, red-amber almost cherry-brown body.

Smell (3.00) : Very clear notes of barley and a sweet nuttiness, I'm thinking almonds and sunflower?

Taste (3.25) : Caramel malts with barley.

Mouthfeel (3.00) : Not sure how I felt about the carbonation, but overall a very clean, refreshing feel.

Overall (3.00): A very okay beer, and an especially good one for the price, in my opinion.

JosefBerger, May 23, 2014
Photo of Ag85
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Ag85, May 20, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +9%

generallee, May 17, 2014
Photo of Fargrow
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Fargrow, May 12, 2014
Photo of rw1992
3/5  rDev -12.8%

rw1992, May 12, 2014
Photo of brauseboof
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

brauseboof, May 08, 2014
Photo of mwar
3/5  rDev -12.8%

mwar, May 03, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a variety six of Shiner pretty much out of curiosity, wanted to see what they could do as I had not had any of their beers. This one surprised me, pretty good looking beer but smell had me worried. But surprised me as it was tasty. Overall not a special beer but one I would enjoy again.

JamieDuncan, May 02, 2014
Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Pens1967, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of habaceeba
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

habaceeba, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

javlin624, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Jason, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of fivetime
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

fivetime, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of GratefulEdd
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

GratefulEdd, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of jk3
3.75/5  rDev +9%

jk3, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of acehart1
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

acehart1, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Benvarine
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Benvarine, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of DrBirdman1995
3/5  rDev -12.8%

DrBirdman1995, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Sludgeman, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Hergestridge
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shiner Ryes & Shine is quite a good/great beer... Surprisingly good. I Mean Grrreat!!!!

Ryes has a nice Caramel colour, decent head about 1" and has semi-smoked overtones.
The Rye is subtle, but you know it's there with the slight sweet/dill taste.
I think this would pair quite well with a Reuben with a Stone Ground Mustard.
I must confess, this beer makes me hungry!!!

Thank you, Shiner! Spoetzl Brewery in Beautiful Texas!!!! ..I've never tasted a rye beer, but with this entry, I really don't care to as this beer is Excellent!!!

~Carry on Citizens!!!~
sMc

Hergestridge, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Jeffani
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Jeffani, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of lzepplin01
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

lzepplin01, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of abex44
3/5  rDev -12.8%

abex44, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Gusmanthecat
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Gusmanthecat, Mar 09, 2014
Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.