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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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190 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: tdm168 on 01-19-2012

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.
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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.

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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!!!~

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

The aroma must be the rye as it seems slightly ripe.

The color is an enchanting light brown, red, and orange like a lingering deep sunset. There's not much lacing. It's crisp and floral on the tongue. I didn't pick up an obvious chocolate or caramel flavor.

It lives up to the promises on the bottle for a "roasted sweetness" and "spicy rye." The flavor is complex. My husband likes hoppy light beers and I prefer rich dark ones. The Ryes & Shine is a unique blend of the two opposing forces that somehow work.

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