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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: 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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goldenboi187


2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

This beer tastes 10x better on tap than bottle. The bottle taste reminds me of sour milk on the after taste. Have you ever tasted your own ear wax? Well after drinking this you might be able to recall that. Now, why I say ear wax??...well I tasted my ear wax numerous times out of curiosity. I wouldn't buy this beer. I'd rather bum off someone else.

12-20-2012 07:05:29 | More by goldenboi187
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cmr5056

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

10-11-2012 16:01:05 | More by cmr5056
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

2.3/5  rDev -34.8%

Extremely clear medium brown beer with a small head that melts to a ring.

The aroma is a balance of sweet malt and tart fruit.

Way too much fruit. And way too sweet. It tastes like I'm drinking a piece of peach candy. I hate the flavor. It doesn't taste like beer.

The mouthfeel is not bad. Medium bodied. But I'm having trouble getting past the flavor.

It sounds weird to say, but everything about this beer was good except the flavor. In fact, I ha to pour it out after I drank about 3/4 of the bottle. And I hate to do that, but there's other way better beer in my fridge.

11-29-2011 01:44:30 | More by UnderPressure
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elgiacomo

Georgia

2.3/5  rDev -34.8%

12oz bottle, 2010 batch. Pours clear copper amber with a one finger off white head that quickly recedes to a wispy cap and ring, not much lacing at all. Aroma is a bunch of funky peaches, I can dig peaches but these are just...well...funky. A lot of pecan as well, maybe too much as it ain't playing nicely with the peaches and may be what is contributing to the funk. Also a bit of caramel malt. Good strength. Flavor is also loaded with the funky peach taste, particularly on the finish, pecans, good caramel malt backbone, bready, rather sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily becoming sticky, medium carbonation. Not my cup of tea. I know they use real peaches and pecans but can't help but feel that those may be boosted by some artificial flavorings as well. Doubt I'll make it to the end of the glass...

01-07-2011 02:31:29 | More by elgiacomo
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mattcrill

Ohio

2.35/5  rDev -33.4%

Aroma: Crazy big artificial fruit flavors going on here. I get lots of artificial grape gum flavors that dominate the nose. No hop aromas. Some bready malt character as the beer is agitated.

Appearance: Dark copper colored pour with a low and short lasting white head.

Flavor: More artificial fruit flavors. Kind of seems like cran-grape juice. Background spicy hop notes provide some balance. Finish is crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and high carbonation. No astringency or warmth on the palate.

Overall impression: A very artifical, confusing ale. Not sure what to think of it but it just tasted industrial and artificial. Avoid.

12-07-2009 01:02:37 | More by mattcrill
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daythree16

Tennessee

2.4/5  rDev -32%

Pours an amber/ruby color with a one finger head that stays for a while.

Smell is not appealing at all. It smells like that gummy peach ring candy you can buy at any convenience store. Totally artificial and a bit sickly. Taste is a bit of maltiness with a ton of fake peach sweetness and a disgusting bitter metallic finish. Ugh.

Mouthfeel is thin, and I wouldn't drink this again if I had to.

01-02-2009 04:59:42 | More by daythree16
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phisig137

Virginia

2.42/5  rDev -31.4%

A- Pours a deep copper mahogany color with a one finger head with moderate retention. Nice cap of foam, and a touch of lace are left behind.

S- Completely dominated by peaches. At least they smell like actual peaches, and not completely artificial as many fruit beers can.

T- Again, mostly dominated by fruit, this time slightly artificial. There is a hint of caramel and sweet malt on the finish, but you've got to be looking for it. Pecans are nowhere to be found.

M- A little on the thin side, but good enough for what it is.

D- Decent at best. Peach flavor becomes overwhelming after about half a glass. I'm not sure that I'll be finishing this six pack.

In the end, if they were trying to make a peach beer, they nailed it. That being said, this is most certainly NOT a dunkelweizen. Furthermore, I'm a little pissed at Spoetzl honestly... I see the neck of the bottle peaking above the cardboard holder, and it claims to be "A Bavarian style dark wheat". "Sounds great!" I thought to myself. It wasn't until I got home that the little tidbit about peaches and pecan showed itself at the very bottom of the label. In the end, I guess it is my fault for not reading the entire label in the store, but honestly, if you're making something that smacks you across the face with peach like this... it needs to be more clearly advertised as such.

10-30-2010 23:57:33 | More by phisig137
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valkyre65

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-24-2011 01:08:06 | More by valkyre65
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jaredseaman77

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

01-04-2012 17:20:52 | More by jaredseaman77
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richkrull

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-25-2011 20:41:27 | More by richkrull
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Leftofthedial

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

01-19-2014 20:31:19 | More by Leftofthedial
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jwmarcum

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

02-15-2012 21:30:24 | More by jwmarcum
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

11-29-2012 01:15:19 | More by JohneHoodlum
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seanballs

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

02-12-2012 04:20:47 | More by seanballs
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kinupanda

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-05-2012 21:09:25 | More by kinupanda
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Fantasy_Draught

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

07-14-2014 23:57:22 | More by Fantasy_Draught
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

From winter brew tasting notes (2010): Dark amber colored with light brown head. The aroma is predominantly peaches and apricots. The taste is naturally heavy on the peaches with some nutty malt, banana bread and caramel flavors also in the mix. A peach flavored Dunkelweizen is not exactly my ideal winter seasonal but the overall flavor is surprisingly smooth and refreshing. Neat vintage label and this beer was a major let down for me - too peachy for a winter. I'd rather stick with the Shiner Bock here.

02-14-2011 19:40:41 | More by CuriousMonk
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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

06-21-2012 14:24:21 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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Yesdog

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

11-15-2012 00:39:02 | More by Yesdog
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schoun

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

01-07-2012 13:28:51 | More by schoun
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-06-2012 04:53:21 | More by ejimhof
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kds2437

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

07-21-2013 02:47:08 | More by kds2437
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-21-2012 19:48:10 | More by sendbeer
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EF4

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

03-10-2014 21:55:16 | More by EF4
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-04-2011 06:27:50 | More by mscott1975
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.