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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Holiday CheerShiner Holiday Cheer

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BA SCORE
80
good

951 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 951
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 16
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Atlas1 on 10-26-2008)
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circus_cat

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3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark amber to copper tone with orange hues. Poured mine into a tumbler and the head was a soapy off-white which dissipated to a thin film in about a minute. Minimal lacing.

S: Smells like peach iced tea. Not cloying, actually a bit tart on the nose. A second take gives me a bit of spiciness and just a hint of that pecan nutty malt aroma.

T: I was relieved to find that it doesn't taste quite as peachy as the nose would suggest. It's actually pretty nice. It's bready through the middle and nutty toward the end with some peach and apricot on the finish. It's a little like I'm drinking a fruitcake.

M: A bit thin but I don't think they mean it to be a big beer. It has a low ABV as well if my memory serves me right. It's very smooth and clean on the finish.

O: A decent beer. Honestly, I'll probably have it again next year. Not world-class by any means but it does give me a nice, festive, fruitcake vibe.

Sidenote: The beer definitely improves as it warms. The flavor profile gains in nuts and maltiness which does a better job of balancing the peach tartness.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 21:21:28 | More by circus_cat
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Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.