Shiner Ryes & Shine | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

BA SCORE
81
good
193 Ratings
Shiner Ryes & ShineShiner Ryes & Shine
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Medium-bodied, dark brown lager brewed with rye malt and chocolate rye from Germany, caramel malt and three hop varieties.

Added by tdm168 on 01-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
193
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.31%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of dgeebs07
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled November 9th 2013.

A: Pours a clear dark ruby brown with an off white head. Not very much visible carbonation. Head dissipates to a thin film in a minute or so leaving a few spots of lacing.

S: Bit of a sweet aroma with a bready aspect to it. Hints of dark fruit and also a moderate yeastiness. Light chocolate as it warms.

T: Solid flavor on this one. The chocolate malts come through nicely and add depth. Carmel sweetness is controlled and doesnt overpower. Great malt backbone.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Has a bit of a creamy aspect to it which is pleasant. Isnt overly sticky on the finish.

Overall I'm impressed with this one however am very biased toward rye beers. Comes through as a full flavored beer. Worth a try, just wish it came as a stand alone offer.

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Photo of NeverSettle
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of jk3
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of tbeer40
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of amvrana
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of vcoggins
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of mjurney
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Ruby brown color, see through. Lots of carbonation raising. Thick frothy head that stick around. Lacing looks good on the glass.

Aroma:
Chocolate and caramel mostly.

Taste:
Malty up front. Bready, toasty, peppery (rye), slight candy caramel, grassy hops. Semi dry finish.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied. Light-medium carbonation.

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Photo of Smurf2055
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TheBeard89
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Satsuma
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jkn09
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of lzepplin01
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of constantine_272
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of acevenom
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of brett606
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of n00blar
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of IAmHollywood13
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of jmbranum
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of cam12
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Shiner Ryes & Shine from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.53 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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