Well it's been a while on the beer blogging but do not worry there is plenty of taste beers worth blogging about, Like this one. This is a Shiner, (Shiner, TX), and no it not really the perfect summer beer as the glass would lead you to believe. But that is a Shiner glass. Anyway, this is a darker beer, but not like a porter or stout, more long the lines of a dark brown ale. This is a Rye Lager of medium-body and 5% Abv.This rye beer trend is a growing trend in the beer world. There is all kinds of different rye beer, such as a rye larger, rye IPA, and rye pale ale. This Ryes and Shine use rye malt and chocolate rye from Germany, caramel malt and three hop varieties. Ryes and Shiner has a roasted scent with the smallest hint of sweet sugar. The taste starts off rich and roasted with touches of sweetness and little hops. Then it finishes nice dry with again nice sweet hops. This rye lager is quite good, it surprised me. I didn't think it would be as good. I mean I was thinking that it was going be average, but it was above that. This isn't a heavy beer as it would look. Most people think darker beers are heavy, sour, bitter, thick, and they are not always right. I think this is one that could make a beer drinker think twice before judging a dark beer again. It's good my friends! Cheer! Please drink responsibly!