Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery
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1.88/5 rDev -46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5
Quick review - yuch! I feel bad about such a negative review, but this is probably the worst beer I have ever had. I would rather drink a Heineken and I can't stand Heineken. This is my second one and I'm drinking it a) to get it out of my refrigerator (will not chill the remaining four) and b) so I can report on it here.
I poured it in a 16oz. pint glass. The color was a dark reddish brown with more than an inch of head that almost immediately disappeared. Very good looking beer with a nice color.
The smell is definitely peachy but also almost like something rotten. The peach scent smells authentic. It doesn't smell like potpourri or anything.
The taste is sour-peachy sitting on top of something that almost tastes good. This seems like a good recipe to ruin a dunkelweizen (one of my favorite styles of beer).
The mouthfeel was medium thick with no fizzy feel to it. I did not give this beer time to warm. I just can't take the taste.
I hope if Shiner offers a Holiday Cheer next year, they experiment in another direction. I'll be sure to pick it up if I see it.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2008 18:22:35 | More by TeeCee
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