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 djrn2
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Fakexican
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, burgundy color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of spicy rye and some sweet caramel.

T - Good roasted malt flavor with a spice rye bite. It had a light caramel backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty rye beer. A nice new brew from the folks at Shiner.

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Photo of Jmick28
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BeerCon5
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour a deep amber, almost black color with a small amount of pale white head.

The scent is of cocoa, bready malt, and roasted grains.

The taste is of roasted chocolate malt, toasted bread, and toated grains.

Light body, very creamy and smooth, very low carbonation.

This was an ok beer, even though there was a variety of flavor I thought it was a bit too light.

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Photo of ByMySword
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of intensify
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Dark-brown body with hints of amber when put in front of light. 1 finger head with fast retention.
Strong hints of malts, caramel, cinnamon, brown sugar, and toffee. Taste follows closely behind with a rather smooth backbone that disappears into a chocolately finish. Fair amount of biterness, but balanced by the sweet flavours that the caramel and brown sugar provide.
A bit over carbonated but still excellent.

Im glad I picked this up in a mix and match 6 pack. Very interesting and tasty. Well balanced and easy to sip on. Awesome.

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Photo of goblue65
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of zildjian2800
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Danielbt
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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 benweinfeld
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of kew
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a golden-brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of rye and a little bit of toffee malt -- about what I expected. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of rye and some toffee and bread from the malt, as well as a hint of orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but definitely nothing to seek out.

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Photo of cdwil
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of hosehead83
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Copper in color, with a big head of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, faint spiciness
Taste-Subtle milk chocolate and caramel,some rye spiciness leading to a rather dry finish. Interesting flavor makes you want to take another sip. Would be a nice match for a plate of tacos.

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Photo of precella
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of dugly2ugly
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of twinsfan86
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 JKForbes
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of ardy007
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of BelgiumBill
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice copper brown color with a thin light beige head quickly yielding to a slight ring.

Fragrances were grainy, sweet, barley.

Lighter bodied, toasted oak, wheat, touch of toffee.

Short finish that has just a bit of hops at the end. Clean, simple, drinkable. Nothing special but certainly an easy drinker. Lacking complexity and very straightforward....great for a sunny cool spring day like today.

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Photo of shoeinc
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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