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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,258 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,258
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 30
Gots: 220 | FT: 1
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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Photo of spedprof
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of snowmageddon
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium reddish brown color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains peaches, spices, wheat, caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops, but it’s mostly the peaches.

T: The taste likewise starts out sweet burst of peach flavor that is quickly followed by flavors of caramel, nuts and spices. Then some breadiness comes in from wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is very mild but brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, if you’re into the peach flavor it’s a decent beer, otherwise it’s just mediocre at best.

Photo of Gemini6
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firefightn24
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Myotus
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerCrack
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thgreatrandini
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keith27614
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerMeister8
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WOSean
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmarfy
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MECove
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Although it's meant as a holiday drink, I can imagine drinking it in the summer also. The fruitiness is not too sweet. I can discern the caramel or dark wheat but not so much the nutty flavors in the description. Strong aftertaste on the tongue. The texture is like a light beer with a hint of bubbles. Easy to enjoy.

Photo of gonzo000
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this beer a lot. Good peach flavor that seems to be missing in most peach beers. The brownish color caught me by surprise. Head did not last and no lacing to speak of. Smell is pure peach. The taste is peach on the front and a sweet nutty taste on the back. Smooth, easy drinking beer. Pleasantly surprised with this offering from Shiner. My favorite from this brewery to date.

Photo of AP224
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pDubs
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of StevenC
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Peaches, hint of pecans, hint of malt VERY SLIGHT hop bite on the back end.. Not bad at all.

Photo of Donkster46
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tpauer
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

With a deep crystal clear garnet hue supporting a beige creamy head this beer has a strong perfumy peach aroma that comes though more on the exhale. The flavor has a crisp light roasted bitter note and some soft nutty notes to follow. The dry peach note in the finish is a bit artificial. This is a mellow soft flavored beer but the peach flavor is a bit odd and dominates the flavor.

Photo of SlapPalsPodcast
1.28/5  rDev -64%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This old-world style brew actually pained me physically to drink. One of the few beers I've ever had to pour out.

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Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,258 ratings.