This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Shiner Farmhouse Rye.
The Shiner Farmhouse Rye is the latest Shiner Birthday Beer and is given the number 109 in honor of the Spoetzel Brewery's 109th birthday.
The gurus at BA dont have that much to say about Rye Beer as the definition is rather spartan:
Not to be confused with a German Roggenbier, beers that fall into this category contain a notable amount of rye grain in the grist bill. Bitterness tends to be moderate, to allow the often spicy and sour-like rye characteristics to pull through.
According to the bottle label, the Shiner Farmhouse Rye is supposed to be coarsely ground in order to have a "hazy flavorful finish" but my beer was clear, pale orange and reminiscent of a saison - lacking in body and almost like a pilsner. There was little to no hops or bitterness but still a little floral element. The Farmhouse Rye is 4.3% abv, which is a little more than a light beer. I was glad that I had only bought one bottle as there was very little to savor in this brew.
The Shiner Farmhouse Rye is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit although there is no symbol on the the bottle. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew click here beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/143/315726.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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