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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

984 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 18
Gots: 73 | 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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ISmith87

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

A - 3.75 - Great dark red/mahogany hue that is actually pretty clear. Thick film of off white bubbles on top.

S - 4.00 - Nice peach juice smell. Smells like candy. I like it.

T - 3.75 - The same peach comes out in the taste. But there's more of a malty character there too. Some bready notes. Actually some hop piney-ness there too that gives it a nice bite. Black licorice. Completely unique holiday beer.

M - 3.75 - light mouthfeel. Alc covered. Aftertaste is bready, peach.

O - 3.75 - Good beer. Unique in it's own way.

11-03-2013 03:40:42 | More by ISmith87
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

This holiday beer is brewed with peaches and pecans, an interesting combination. Pours a clear, dark, copper color. A thick, light brown head fades to a sudsy film leaving sheets of lace. Peaches dominate aroma masking most others. The combine with the light maltiness to give a candied impression. There might be slight notes of pecan, but it's hard to tell if that's the label planting things in my head.

Carmel malts, and a definite pecan nuttiness upfront. The sweet fruitiness of the peaches appears in the center along with a bit of spiciness. The finish is mildly bitter, especially in the aftertaste, which is reminiscent of the dryness of pecan husks. Highly carbonated, medium-bodied with a pleasing husky dryness in the finish.

A little sweet overall, but definitely a flavorful and interesting beer. The odd combination of pecans and peaches in a beer really works here.

02-11-2009 17:20:27 | More by EPICAC
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rlshep

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

Aroma: Nutty, light fruit dark sugar smells. Hard to get much of anything out of this really.

Appearance: Pours huge tan head. Slow to dissipate. Little to no lacing. Deep reddish-orange color. Very clear.

Flavor: Big bite of peach up front. A nice caramel sweetness. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thinish mouthfeel. Enough sweetness to know there is something there. No alcohol.

Overall: Not bad. Drink this if you like peaches and fruity beers. Would like to see a bigger mouthfeel, maybe some extra alcohol and more complexity. A nice change from the spice bombs I've been seeing this winter. I'm giving extra points for originality.

03-22-2011 00:53:33 | More by rlshep
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Offa

California

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

I was rather surprisingly impressed with this one.

Copper brown, it has a small tan head soon thinning to thin ring.

Aroma is bright peach, plus nuts, wood, cheese, fermented bread.

Taste is toasted bread, faintly caramelized, plus light woody-peppery bitterness, hint of nuttiness. Peach is noticeable but barely so, being very faint (unlike in the aroma). Finish has light nutty caramelised toasted bread. Overall, it is fairly dry, balanced. It is good, enjoyable, and solid. It’s a little different, too, and in a way that works well. Feel is light but not watery.

05-15-2012 00:54:45 | More by Offa
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%

12 oz bottle poured into pint...

A: Light mahogany color with about a fingers worth of head that settles to a nice foamy ring, little lacing to speak of.

S: I like the smell strong peaches with a nutty pecan aroma.

T: First thing to hit me is a pleasant hit of caramel malt, followed quickly by a blend of peaches and pecans with a hint of clove and yeast. Nice clean finish, leaving a slight peachy aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is crisp and slightly dry.

D: Low ABV and interesting mix of flavors and smells... very night little beer.

Another good beer from Shiner, different and good.

01-24-2011 05:51:35 | More by mralphabet
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UHRedCat

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured into a pint sized drinking glass.

Appearance is dark amber or brown. The smell has a slight peach flavor. The taste is where the peach sticks out the most. I could not taste the pecans that are mentioned on the bottle. The mouthfeel is slightly smooth.

A very drinkable beer and much better than I expected it to be.

11-30-2010 21:54:12 | More by UHRedCat
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%

Appearance - Pours a dark brown/amber color with a small head that dissipates instantly. Has thin lacing.

Smell - Strong aroma of peaches.

Taste - Very sweet with peaches, a strong clove flavor, toasty and nutty, cinnamon, and a slight bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with pretty high carbonation.

Overall - This is my first time trying this style of beer, I like it. It's a lot different from other styles. I wouldn't be able to drink a lot of this though because it's so sweet..

01-22-2012 06:06:37 | More by jsisko01
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dacubz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-09-2013 21:20:13 | More by dacubz
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RoninBirdman

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-01-2013 19:10:55 | More by RoninBirdman
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Brauntasaurus

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-05-2014 23:22:26 | More by Brauntasaurus
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-16-2013 23:32:24 | More by wattoclone
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possumteeth

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-25-2014 05:02:37 | More by possumteeth
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ufmj

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-02-2013 01:30:48 | More by ufmj
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-16-2013 17:58:10 | More by JamesStreet
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TheSupremeAJ

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-08-2013 20:01:44 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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norinco

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-25-2013 20:41:57 | More by norinco
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Pours chestnut with 3 fingers of sand colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Pear, honey, apricot & peach juice

T: Apricot, dryness, nuttyness, oakyness & green apples up front. Peach juice, comes through as it warms, plus more nuttyness. Finishes dry, fruitty & with oaky notes. Almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation

Drinks easy, this an Americanized dunkleweizen. I could drink a few before moving on. Probably on the better brews I've had from these guys

11-24-2008 05:17:28 | More by russpowell
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Travix1516

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-08-2012 01:26:18 | More by Travix1516
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-18-2014 21:16:12 | More by atlbravsrno1
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-27-2013 01:35:05 | More by zonker17
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RyFikes

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-23-2013 16:10:06 | More by RyFikes
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Tripphop

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Sounded interesting with the peaches and pecans, so I had to try one. Pours an amber gold color with minimal white foam that settles fast. Aromas of baked apples and cinnamon with a nutty undertone. Flavor is lightly sweet and refreshing. A nutty malt base with hints of honey and peach fruit. Nice carbonation, pretty much an adult holiday soda.

01-09-2011 18:48:26 | More by Tripphop
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TruePerception

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-21-2013 18:35:45 | More by TruePerception
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

09-26-2013 02:42:43 | More by KevinGordon
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crownrl28

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

09-11-2012 00:35:56 | More by crownrl28
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 984 ratings.