Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery
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2.35/5 rDev -33.2%
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
2.4/5 rDev -31.8%
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
2.42/5 rDev -31.3%
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
2.5/5 rDev -29%
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
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
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