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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

963 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 16
Gots: 69 | 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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bpackertx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-15-2012 22:31:44 | More by bpackertx
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

06-12-2014 19:08:15 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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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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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-17-2011 03:21:54 | More by trojankeg
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vdread

Texas

3/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Shiner Holiday Cheer pours a dark coppery color with a good sized head.

smells strongly of peaches and pecans. there's that twinge of artificiality that i don't care for in my beer, but it comes across as good.

wow, the taste is much different than the smell. much stronger in the peach especially, but the pecan also comes through. the malt is slighlty roasted and grainy, and the earthy hops are slightly bitter. it's a bomb of artificial peachy-nuttyness.

mouthfeel medium-full, strongly carbonated. easy to drink, but not really for me. it's the overwhelming taste of peaches that turns me off to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 05:33:42 | More by vdread
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RelentlessLefty

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

02-08-2013 20:23:31 | More by RelentlessLefty
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-25-2013 00:52:38 | More by Lagerquestrian
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Catlin

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-14-2013 03:47:51 | More by Catlin
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-19-2013 03:26:43 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-22-2013 20:31:14 | More by Rdc67
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Bearman13

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-27-2013 04:17:51 | More by Bearman13
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klmcmachen

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-03-2012 22:47:55 | More by klmcmachen
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will_eye_e

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-17-2013 18:38:43 | More by will_eye_e
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MDekker

Michigan

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

I wasn't going to spend the time reviewing this beer until I read that it was brewed with peaches and pecans. So...

A: Forms a nice head that sticks around. Quite dark in color, but the fact that they mentioned the addition of caramel color makes it feel like their cheating.

S: Sure enough - dominant peachy smell, with butty, bready underlayers.

T: Peachy keen. Somewhat sour, and malty flavors, but they fade pretty quickly, and there's not much finish to it.

M: Almost creamy, but tends toward watery. Somewhat insufficient carbonation. Not terrible, but nothing great.

D: The peach flavor is novel, but I'm not compelled to have more. I'll add the bottle to my Christmas collection, but I'm think I'm pretty much done.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 02:44:07 | More by MDekker
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Shumista

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I am a sucker for seasonal and holiday release beers so I grabbed this one as a single for $1.60 at one of my beer stores.

A- Dark copper, kind of fizzy looking.
S- Thin smell of mostly peaches.
T- Peaches again, and some other fruity flavors. I don't get much pecan, some wheat malt in there too.
M- Medium bodied, pretty fizzy.
D- I'm glad I only bought one but it was pretty enjoyable.

Interesting take on a holiday beer. I took my first smell and sip expecting the holiday spice cabinet as I had not yet read the label and found the peach flavor to be a nice change from the usual holiday beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 20:07:10 | More by Shumista
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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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Stevotex

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-25-2013 02:58:16 | More by Stevotex
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daythree16

Tennessee

2.4/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-23-2013 23:22:54 | More by lockewoodfin
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Hugh37

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

08-12-2013 22:33:21 | More by Hugh37
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datphoo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-15-2012 01:38:45 | More by datphoo
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strangebrew1981

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-12-2013 22:10:12 | More by strangebrew1981
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Averwo

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

12-08-2013 04:24:41 | More by Averwo
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Riccymon

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours from the bottle a deep blend of garnet and brown with a short-lived finger of brown head. Peach dominates the aroma, much like a can of fruit cocktail, but it's not a unpleasant smell. The amount of peachiness in the nose is a good indicator of what's to come in the taste. The peach flavors, however, aren't as pleasant, and I found the taste a little astringent. The pecans the label mentions do come out at last in the finish, however, and are a nice touch. A slightly hoppy finish combined with the peach flavor makes for a below average mouthfeel and drinkability, in my opinion.

An interesting beer and not bad.... I'm glad to have Shiner trying offerings like this, and I think I'd drink a few again next winter.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 02:12:42 | More by Riccymon
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-13-2014 20:00:17 | More by dillon_1005
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
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