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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,014 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,014
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 20
Gots: 92 | 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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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed 11/22/2008 (bottle):

Pours a clear dark brown-reddish color body. Big cream colored head, somewhat diminishing. Strong aroma of peaches, some dark malts. Almost like an acidic aroma. Peachy, pecany taste, medium body. Tasty, peachy aftertaste. Nice grainy taste, maybe wheat or something. Nice fruity taste from the peaches. Somewhat carbonated.

jujubeast6000, Nov 29, 2008
Photo of BlueMoon10
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

BlueMoon10, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Stoffel, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of JoeMans
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

JoeMans, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a nice clear dark copper color with a slight hint of ruby red. A cream colored head dissipates to an even film. Sticky, watery lacing. The beer smells tremendous, because you can really smell peaches here. Again, peaches dominate, but it's got enough of a caramel malt presence to help, sort of. It's overbearingly sweet, and peachy. The mouthfeel is smooth, perhaps a tad watery. Overall, this is a weird one. It's just too sweet! And peachy! I don't equate peaches with Holiday Cheer in any way, but I do realize this beer is a regional thing. It's fun to have one, but a 6 pack? yikes.

JuicesFlowing, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of rowew
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, similar vintage look that the other Shiner logos have. No date - I thought it was strange that this just showed up on the shelves at some of my local spots .. seems a bit late for a holiday appearance.

Appearance: Reddish brown and clear, nice head.

Smell: Even before getting my nose near the glass there is a big hit of sweet nutty aroma. Getting closer there is a sweet peach flavor - like peach jam.

Taste: I guess this is a dunkelweizen in the sense that there is wheat in it, and its dark - but none of the flavors match that. It should probably be classified as a fruit beer because the peach definitely dominates in my mind.

Overall impression: Its different, but overall not all that interesting. That being said there is nothing overtly bad about it, and I'm sure I'll have no trouble finishing the six pack.

rowew, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -15%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of wcudwight
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mugglesandhops for this tasty treat.

Clear caramel brown in color with a finger sized head that falls pretty quickly but leaves a lot of sticky suds behind.
Smells like I just sliced into a fresh peach. Yummy. I can't even get a hint of the pecan though.
Wonderful peach flavor that gives this beer a pleasent sweetness. I'm a bit suprised b/c I usually don't like the fruity sweet type beers. But this is yummy. There's a nuttiness middle to end that I asume is from the pecans. The nutty flavors get stronger as the beer warms. Nice dry finish.
Medium bodied and crisp.
Easy to finish but I wouldn't go as far to call it a session beer. It's a nice beer to have when you want something tasty that's different.
Good beer unlike anything that I've had.

wcudwight, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of _morandi_
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

_morandi_, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of sprucetip
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

sprucetip, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of deadliest
4/5  rDev +13.3%

deadliest, May 08, 2013
Photo of wtkphoto
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

wtkphoto, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of DOCRW
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

DOCRW, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of valkyre65
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

valkyre65, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of mattcrill
2.35/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

mattcrill, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

OKCNittany, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of WesM63
3/5  rDev -15%

WesM63, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Lob
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Lob, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of abex44
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

abex44, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Spikester
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with two fingers of tan head and few lacings. Smell is light fruitiness. Taste is sweet peachy malts with barely enough hops to support. A touch of the pecan shows up in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is clean and slick with a neutral finish. Overall a handsome beer and label. Easy drinker that would probably please the macro beer drinkers more than the craft drinkers due to low hop impact.
I enjoyed it and could detect no alcohol in the taste. Never did taste any wheat presence either.

Spikester, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -15%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of TheBishopco
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

TheBishopco, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

JVan, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of TXhomebrewer
4/5  rDev +13.3%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 1,014 ratings.