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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

988 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 988
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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cam12

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-16-2013 04:05:08 | More by cam12
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gatorlove

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-01-2013 04:46:25 | More by gatorlove
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OttoBomb

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass (February 27, 2010). No freshness date that I can find. This was part of a mixed six pack of Christmas seasonal brews picked up at Armanetti Wine Shoppe and Beverage Mart in Chicago.

I'm into the Christmas beers, and this was a leftover from a couple months ago. The bottle staes this is made with peaches and pecans, it sounds like an odd combo to me, but I'll give it a chance. Let's see how Texans make a snowy Christmas beer shall we?

Eyes: Pours a darkish orange/red with zero haze. One finger head, low retention and lacing.

Nose: Peaches up front, in the middle, and on the end. It actually smells quite natural, but it just doesn't seem to blend well with the yeast here. I don't get much aroma of either the nuts or the Dunkelwizen.

Tongue: Still peachy, especially in the aftertaste, but not as much as the nose. I like peaches, but there's just to much fruit here. The flavor delivers a bit more of the nuttiness, but not much.

Mouth: Fairly good weight, decent carbonation also.

Libation: I can't put my finger on a specific taste I don't like here, but the blending isn't to my liking and I'm not sure it's balanced. A hint of peaches would go great in a beer, but this is too much of a peach wallop. The nuttiness and alcohol try to reign in those peaches, but they fail. It's an interesting beer, but not one I'll naturally turn to at Christmas time.

02-28-2010 08:15:46 | More by OttoBomb
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-13-2012 03:21:18 | More by redraiderme2
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Sheesh101

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-01-2013 01:59:54 | More by BeerBabe247
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-11-2014 01:28:52 | More by DrunkinYogi
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leagr

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-09-2012 03:37:43 | More by leagr
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justinp

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-10-2012 02:06:58 | More by justinp
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Pennsylvania

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01-12-2014 04:12:52 | More by abcramer
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Michigan

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08-03-2014 00:43:31 | More by BlueAndBrew
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-20-2013 23:09:33 | More by dannycohen62
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Boone757

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-20-2012 00:21:48 | More by Boone757
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Razorback09

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-29-2013 20:59:36 | More by Razorback09
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kobeer

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-23-2012 19:42:09 | More by kobeer
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Elprico

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-18-2013 22:21:12 | More by Elprico
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G_Est

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-26-2014 23:41:47 | More by G_Est
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Stalgondo

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-17-2012 15:51:24 | More by Stalgondo
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-29-2014 03:20:48 | More by _morandi_
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diamondc

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Got a six pack of this on clearance, half off.

A: Dark garnet, filtered, some foam witch dissipates quickly.

S: Canned peach syrup, cloves, very subtle pecan shell.

T: Mostly peaches, unsweetened grape flavored Kool Aid, almost veering into pumpkin pie type spices. Really weird, but it fits the holiday theme.

M: Kind of cloying, weird aspirin like aftertaste at the end. This beer is out of season, so its definitely fading quickly.

O: Not a bad beer ... on a cold, winter night with some dessert it would be more appealing.

04-23-2012 08:40:58 | More by diamondc
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shiguy16

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-16-2013 15:04:06 | More by shiguy16
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JoeyDante

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-19-2012 00:22:01 | More by JoeyDante
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

This is an odd duck.

Orange color, with a decently looking tan foam. Not much lacing, although the head retains its shape alright. The nose is quite peachy, to the exclusion of any other ingredients.

Dark wheat and peaches rule the flavor. The natural nuttiness of the brown ale style rolls over in deference to the more powerful flavors of fruit, so the pecans don't add much to me. I find the peach overbearing, and a confusing style choice.

Solid mouthfeel, nice and light, and I found it easy to drink without loving the flavor. Very interesting and unusual, but far from up my alley.

03-22-2010 01:22:44 | More by BretSikkink
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.