Shiner Birthday Beer 109 - Farmhouse Rye | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here in Shiner, TX, we raise a glass to tradition. So, for our 109th birthday, we'e celebrating with a limited-edition beer inspired by the homemade brew enjoyed after a long day in the fields. Our Farmhouse Rye is made with Munich Wheat and Rye, then coarsely filtered for a hazy and flavorful finish.

Added by donspublic on 12-06-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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33
Ratings:
87
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
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Photo of Brianf29
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StreetsAreForPeople
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmbranum
4.45/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Despite my nostalgia for my college days of drinking Shiner Bock, Shiner/Spoetzl has always been hit or miss for me, particularly when it comes to their birthday beers and special editions... some (like the black ale) are quite good, others like the chocolate birthday cake monstrosity are horrifically bad.

Thankfully Farmhouse Rye is in the first category, a great rye beer... but not quite a farmhouse style as there isn't much funky weirdness. But if judged for what it is and not what it is labeled as, it's good. Very good. Medium mouthfeel. Malty slightly spicy aroma. Nice bit of rye in the background. Sweet start and dryer finish.

Cheers to Shiner for this one! I'm hoping that they can keep this trend going.

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Photo of ajdemma
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickles
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

this is the first rye beer i have had so i dont have anything to closely compare it to.

pours a nice light coppery amber with a nice lacing that resembles a good lager.

tastes of a simple grain and malt character with hops subtly poking its head into the aftertaste.

this was a nice change up from all the sweet witbiers and IPAs ive been drinking lately.

light body allows for an easy session beer. not too shabby

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Photo of ledouge
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 88caprice
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours with a clear amber body and a decent head.
Surprisingly refreshing and malty aroma.
Spicy rye and hops dominate with less malt than the aroma suggests and near negligible farmhouse funk.

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Photo of Txbrewing
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mortarforker
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grupatre
2.62/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of generallee
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShawnL
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The brew pours a caramel- golden color with a two finger head of white foam. The head has a decent retenting fading over time to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is heaviest of a caramel smell mixed with a bit of rye and wheat. Overall the aroma is fairly nice and smooth in nature.
Taste- The taste begins with a somewhat more wheaty and lightly sweetened taste of caramel. There is a little bit of rye bread upfront which grows slightly stronger as the taste advances. The rye is light overall, but produces a nice accentuating flavor to the caramel, wheat, and bready tastes, and with a little bit of citrus and herb hop that develop, one is left with a rather smooth, decently flavorful, but easy drinking flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is rather light with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the flavor profile a bit more thickness and lower carbonation would have been slightly better but for the super low abv the feel is very fitting.
Overall - A tasty and easy drinking brew at a low abv. I have to give cred to Shiner!! They have the ability to produce a great product with lots of flavor, all while bring sessionable. That is not an easy fest..

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Photo of Tcsox
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of udfan07
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank this out of the bottle. Really nice flavors. Some rye, cracker taste, and some floral notes with it as well. Finishes very easy. Another good birthday beer by Shiner.

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Photo of SicemWT
2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of puboflyons
3.01/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 28, 2018.

It is a nice looking copper color with a lingering white head.

The aroma is caramel malts, sweet, but not toasty as one would expect from the style. There is a distant rye grain character and almost no hop profile.

Thin to light body. Not much depth here.

The taste tends to be caramel sweet and crackery. Little to no hop finish. This has more the makings of an ESB with less bitterness. It didn't do much for me.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of semiotic
4.22/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I respect brewers who can obtain a lot of flavor in low-alcohol beers. Farmhouse Rye is surprisingly tasty for being so light a beer. A nice start to any session drinking when you're working yourself up the ladder, ABV%-wise.

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Shiner Birthday Beer 109 - Farmhouse Rye from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 87 ratings