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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

952 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 952
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 16
Gots: 62 | 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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kodt

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-01-2013 18:53:19 | More by kodt
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-13-2013 23:56:48 | More by BeerBeast
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beerdrifter

Germany

3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear mahogany pour with one finger head that fades quickly with minimal lacing. Nutty, fruity nose with subtle hints of peaches along with brown sugar, and caramel. Taste is dominated by the sweet malt with hints of peaches, toffee, and maple syrup. The mouthfeel is syrupy and sickly sweet. The description of this beer sounded interesting, but Shiner definitely didn't pull it off. Way too sweet for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 21:23:29 | More by beerdrifter
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RDW

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-04-2012 05:36:48 | More by RDW
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richbrew

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-25-2011 00:40:23 | More by richbrew
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-15-2014 04:16:12 | More by CraigTravor
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videofrog

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-14-2011 19:23:23 | More by videofrog
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BJasny

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-24-2012 02:16:56 | More by BJasny
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-02-2012 05:26:34 | More by JSchock7
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fishguyac

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

12-16-2012 02:56:59 | More by fishguyac
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mwar

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

12-14-2013 21:33:09 | More by mwar
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-24-2012 03:24:51 | More by ilikebeer03
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-02-2012 03:25:02 | More by Beer21
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MaddDogg84

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-25-2012 17:48:06 | More by MaddDogg84
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-28-2013 13:15:38 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Sazz9

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -64.6%

08-29-2013 08:58:38 | More by Sazz9
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user785335

Florida

3/5  rDev -15%

12-18-2013 14:21:14 | More by user785335
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-16-2013 23:43:36 | More by swgwilt
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Fargrow

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15%

02-14-2014 01:24:03 | More by Fargrow
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-24-2011 20:47:03 | More by zbooks
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received as one of the numerous extras in a trade with JJFoodie. Thanks!

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with twist-off cap into a snifter glass.

Pours a clear mahogany hue with a finger of light beige foam that lingers momentarily before disappearing into a thick crown that leaves no trace of itself on the walls of the glass as it fades away.

Aroma is a fruity mix of peaches, apricots, and blueberries, with a hint of underlying nuttiness and brown sugar.

A little on the light side, with a medium body and a mild carbonation. Sweet up front, with a mild maltiness that is encircled by sweet peach juice. The middle is embodied by a very dry combination of nuts and herbaceous hops, with a bit of a gritty nature that carries through into the dry, nutty finish.

Very interesting and rather drinkable, though the finish is perhaps a bit too astringent. Peaches are not the sort of fruit I generally think of when it comes to winter, though having been born and raised in The Peach State on the site of an old pecan plantation, I do very much enjoy both peaches and pecans, and the combination in a beer is pleasant, unexpected, and uncommon. Certainly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2009 04:17:38 | More by superdedooperboy
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Awefully clear for a Dunkelweisse. Red/amber with, I think, the most bubbles i've ever seen rising to a frothy head.

S- Peachy? Yes. Also, somewhat of a dirty dish sponge note that is off-putting and some sweet malt.

T&M- Fairly muddled taste, but clearly peachy. Slightly nutty in the finish, but the highlights for me were caramel and vanilla in the mid-palate, and a nice malty mouthfeel. Gets a little better as it warms.

Not a very desirable beer by any means and definately a stretch calling this a Dunkelweiss.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 04:01:13 | More by brownbeer
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WakeandBake

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a amber orange with a thick off white head. Leaves good lacing due to head staying for most of the beer.aroma is very fruity like peaches, pears, apricots, and maybe some honey. Very Nice!Taste is of peaches a hint of vanilla and the roasted peacans very balanced for a fruit beer. Medium body with low carbonation and a dry finish!
A very easy drinking beer! Very Nice! Im going to hide one of these away for the 4th of July.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 16:14:27 | More by WakeandBake
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Khazadum

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to my buddy Trevor for this beer. Nice little seasonal trade in person at the COP. I wish I had a weizen glass to serve this in, alas I'll use my favorite pint glass.

A- Creamy wheat head that is very typical of this style. Carbonation generates little pillars of giant bubbles that spark up here and there disrupting the cloudscape. Has pretty good retention with hints of future lacing that I may enjoy.

A solid rusty brown body... umbar if you will, that is easy enough to see through with a back light. This little trick revealed the massive amounts of carbonation pumped into this beer.

S- No wonder this is called cheer! This son of a bitch is Christmas in a bottle! I definitely get the peaches here. Unbelievably strong aroma with a nutty and cherry background. I wish pecan was a bit more portrayed, but this is delicious! There is a hint of fresh air to it... the peaches explode, fade as a breeze of clean air wafts through, and than come back for round two.

T- The flavors can't compare to the nose. I wish they were as amazing, but alas they are muted. It opens malty with some biscuit flavors that linger around until a peach flavor evolves from the back of my palate. Its presence is made known as the malts finish saturating their particular receptor. This fruity sweetness doesn't die off like the malts and actually becomes the finish. The only addition that I can detect is finally the nutty presence that could be pecans, but isn't strong enough to call it so.

M- Medium body which I almost want to call full. It has creamy tendencies, and a bubbly finish. The lingering flavors are perfect. This is probably one of the bigger surprises of my tasting career as of yet.

D- I like this beer a lot. I've had beers from this particular brewery before, and wasn't impressed. This is a whole new level from them. It is easy to drink, tasty, and unique to a point.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 00:25:37 | More by Khazadum
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OgreSanchez

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

07-28-2013 00:46:23 | More by OgreSanchez
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 952 ratings.