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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

991 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 991
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.9%
Wants: 18
Gots: 74 | 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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sharkboy

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

08-08-2014 21:01:09 | More by sharkboy
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agammon

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

01-11-2013 20:44:15 | More by agammon
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Flying_Moose

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

12-02-2013 23:22:34 | More by Flying_Moose
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LightsOut3000

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

03-15-2013 14:33:43 | More by LightsOut3000
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Antonius08

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

10-21-2012 22:56:34 | More by Antonius08
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Danielbt

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-10-2012 18:04:16 | More by Danielbt
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lauries444

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

12-10-2013 02:20:58 | More by lauries444
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shoeinc


4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

03-11-2012 04:12:37 | More by shoeinc
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thewilliamhart

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

11-09-2013 01:59:03 | More by thewilliamhart
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agglerithm

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

12-08-2012 23:34:39 | More by agglerithm
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Averwo

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

12-08-2013 04:24:41 | More by Averwo
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wkarges

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

07-09-2014 17:04:31 | More by wkarges
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

06-12-2014 19:08:15 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

11-05-2012 05:14:56 | More by jkermitj
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Frosty80

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +19.9%

Color: pours golden brown and sits a clear, deep amber with a thick head and good lacing

Smell: fresh peaches dominate with sweet strawberry shortcake and pecans in tow

Taste: aroma translates well onto palate with the addition of a slight bitterness and bready malt. finish is balanced, somewhat dry and lightly bitter

Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation

Notes: love this one-of-a-kind ideal holiday brew

11-11-2010 03:12:51 | More by Frosty80
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aeminter

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +19.9%

The color is a nice deep amber with great initial effervescence and three fingers worth of foamy tan head. It's surprisingly clear for the style, but has some ok lacing.

Smells like fresh peaches with hints of bubblegum and vanilla.

Medium mouthfeel and smooth with a malty sweetness in the front and some balancing hop bitterness in the back. There is some bite from the carbonation and a little punch from the alcohol. I can't really decide if the flavor is to style or not, but it is pleasing.

03-02-2009 07:11:10 | More by aeminter
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +19.3%

Bought this in a carnivores in Oakmont for 2.50. I didn't expect them to get it in since it's January and I figured holiday beer seasons over but I found this on the shelf!

A - Ruby red orange with decent head.
S - soft Peachy smell with nut backbone. Also some spices to the nose.
T - mmm great peach taste with little hop bite. Very interesting for a holiday beer.
M - Light bodied and delicious
D - I would love to drink a sixer of this and could easily drink a few in one sitting.

Overall I am glad to get my hands on this beer for the ABV it's both smooth and delicious.

01-05-2010 05:15:38 | More by DrDemento456
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GordonQuid

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +19.3%

Poured into a Sam Adams "bubble' glass.

Dark Hefe-copper with a foamy one inch head thats sustains with a nice lace.

Smells of ripe peaches, spicey saaz and roasted nuts.

Taste is a smooth fruity peach and roasted almond blended with a noble saaz and flowery lemon grass.

Smooth and satisfying medium bodied offering. Excellent holiday brew!

Holiday cheer indeed...

11-23-2009 23:20:11 | More by GordonQuid
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angelmonster

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +19.3%

Pours a 1/2 inch off white head.Beer is dark brown with minimal lacing through out.

Very nice smell of sweet peaches and some malts afterwards. Wish I could get this beer as an air freshener.

Tastes of roasted malts, peach and some hops at finish.A bit of metallic taste towards end. Not your typical dunkelweizen.

Mouth feel is light with a smooth finish. Mid to high carbonation and a slight bitter after taste.

Drink ability is great. Overall good seasonal beer, another solid product from shiner, one of my favorite winter seasonal beers even though its not your typical winter beer.

12-09-2008 06:51:31 | More by angelmonster
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welldigger888

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +19.3%

Nice color of ruby hued golden ale
I really enjoy the nose on this one,peaches dominate with some trace roasty malt & pecan.
Nice peachy ale flavors with the maltiness in the background & a lingering roasty pecan finish. Not at all overbearing on any of the flavors & I love the peach flavors!
Nice light mouth feel here, nothing over the top or under done. Very approuchable beer on this account.
One of, no deffinitley my favorite of the holiday ales & very good price point to boot.
Drink up for it will be gone soon!

11-15-2010 00:13:54 | More by welldigger888
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +17.3%

Pours a dark reddish amber with a thin finger head that fades quickly with a decent amount of lacing. Gives off the aroma of beets or grapes. It's very sweet to the tongue. The taste is very similar to the smell, grapy with a hint of beets and citrus. The flavor doesn't last long however and you're not left with much of an aftertaste. But it's worth a try. I would certainly recommend it to a friend.

11-21-2013 01:35:44 | More by Ryan_Graham
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +16.5%

This poured out as a clear reddish brown color with an off white head on top. The retention is thin and there isn't any lacing. The smell of the beer to me was really impressive. I poured out and was overwhelmed by the peach in it. The smell is sweet like candy and won't appeal to most beer lovers out there. The taste is also sweet, again with peaches I wish the nuts came out a little more. The mouthfeel is very drinkable and easy going. Not bitter at all or cloying. Overall despite it's "artificial" aromas and flavors that it more than likely has... it's still a really good tasting beer in my opinion. I would prefer it if it wasn't artificial at all and all natural but either way I enjoy this beer. I feel it's a bit too clear to be a traditional Dunkelweizen as well. All in all I would drink this beer again though.

12-25-2012 04:23:23 | More by Knapp85
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scottblaze

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +15.9%

Transparent amber, short lived head, the lacing is..so...so. Interesting smell, a little vanilla, a little molases, and something I can't quite put a finger on...maybe it is peaches, yeah peaches...well,..imagine that. The flavour of this little brew caught me off guard, expecting peaches, I was not disappointed but where are the pecans?...oh well. The peach is very nice against a nice malty, slightly bitter backdrop.... it pushes my button. Mouthfeel is decent and drinkability very good.

I found this to be a balanced and interesting brew. Tweak it a little, lighten it little and bingo!.. you could have a delightful summer refresher.

11-21-2008 00:55:35 | More by scottblaze
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brystmar

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +15.9%

A: poured an amber color into my pint glass. Not much head with poor retention and no visible lacing.

S: tons of peaches! Hints of pecan nuttiness too.

T: both ingredients from the nose are quite apparent, but the nuttiness really takes over here. The malty pecan heaviness gives this brew an interesting and unique flavor that I found enjoyable. And not overly sweet by any stretch.

M: medium-bodied and creamy with average carbonation. Exceptional!

D: others may disagree, but I found this beer very drinkable. It certainly isn't a light beer, but throwing back 2-3 of these wouldn't be a problem for me.

If you like peaches and pecans, I can't imagine you not enjoying this beer. And here's the kicker: I don't even like peaches!

01-12-2010 02:31:57 | More by brystmar
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huricrane47

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev +15.9%

Appearance-opaque brown with a red tint
Smells like peaches and cream
Taste- peaches and cream and caramel with medium bitterness from hops.
Mouthfeel- medium/high water content
Drinkablility- easy to drink but could probably only drink 2 or 3 in a night because of the peach.

This beer is not sweet like I thought it was going to be, which was a pleasant surprise. I would probably spend 6 bucks on a 22oz rogue style bottle, but luckily it is that price for a 6 pack. Very good deal and very good beer. The flavor is very complex and the peach/cream/caramel comes first with the hop bitterness next. Both flavors then lighten up. Also, the beer is very carbonated. Best beer that I have had from Shiner. They did a great job brewing this beer.

12-01-2009 05:48:46 | More by huricrane47
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 991 ratings.