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Shiner Ryes & Shine - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
okay

187 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 187
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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4/5  rDev +16.3%

LuckyLyle, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of MECove
3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

MECove, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Wservati
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Wservati, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of DeanCHS1980
4/5  rDev +16.3%

DeanCHS1980, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of SicemWT
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

SicemWT, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of hypnotoad1
3/5  rDev -12.8%

hypnotoad1, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

SvenHayden, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of constantine_272
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Brownish amber. Very clear. Off white foam that is continuously fed by extremely energetic carbonation.

S: Sweetness with honey, wheat bread and sunflower seeds. Mild almond nuttiness too. Wet oak.

T: Nice and light roasted grain, caramel and malt shines through at first. Spiciness of white pepper and fennel shines through towards the end and finishes crisp due to the high carbonation. A little bit of mineral steel flavor in the aftertaste. Slightly salty too.

M: Juicy. Nice and mellow, but still with a decent flavor profile. Bridges the gap in light beer and heavy micros. The aftertaste builds a little, but not overpowering.

O: I'm a sucker for highly carbonated beers. It helps this beer finish nicely and it really balances out the rye nicely. Not a flavor bomb like others, but I could drink a six pack of these happily.

constantine_272, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of RobTheKnob
3.75/5  rDev +9%

RobTheKnob, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev -12.8%

JohnK17, Feb 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

_--TAD--_, Feb 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Shafaegalo, Feb 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

IAMTEAMPONY, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of anvilx
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

anvilx, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of TheHumanTorch
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

TheHumanTorch, Jan 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

dopelaugh, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

whitebrow, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

mothman, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of complexnomenclature
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

complexnomenclature, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

markzab, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of rmargeson
3/5  rDev -12.8%

rmargeson, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a thin white head and medium brown color. Crystal clear. Aroma is toasty malt, and a hint of brown sugar, cocoa and maple. Flavor is sweet grain oriented with nice toasty and nutty (pecans?) notes a nice carbonic bite at the end. Mouthfeel is light and slightly sticky. This is a unique brew that I really enjoy.

EagleTalon, Jan 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

ilikebeer03, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

jkn09, Dec 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.