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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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996 Ratings

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Ratings: 996
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 18
Gots: 77 | 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 garyford
2/5  rDev -43.3%

garyford, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of welldigger888
4.2/5  rDev +19%

Nice color of ruby hued golden ale
I really enjoy the nose on this one,peaches dominate with some trace roasty malt & pecan.
Nice peachy ale flavors with the maltiness in the background & a lingering roasty pecan finish. Not at all overbearing on any of the flavors & I love the peach flavors!
Nice light mouth feel here, nothing over the top or under done. Very approuchable beer on this account.
One of, no deffinitley my favorite of the holiday ales & very good price point to boot.
Drink up for it will be gone soon!

welldigger888, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of gatorlove
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

gatorlove, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Dwtucker90
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Dwtucker90, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of BlackBeerDown
1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

BlackBeerDown, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of DoktorZee
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%

On tap in Austin in a pint glass.

A - lovely red/brown color with little to no head or lacing. Looks very festive!

S - not much nose on it; some notes of dried fruit

T - very interesting fruity overtones, with elements of Peach or Appricot? Light bitterness and little to no alcohol

M - decent mouthfeel wih little to know carbonation. Very light

D - moderately drinkable, but due to the sweetness I wouldn't want to drink a bunch of them

Definitely a fun and interesting beer that is worth a try. Not sure I would drink a ton of them in a sitting, but happy I drank one.

DoktorZee, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of ChanceK
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ChanceK, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of beerphilosopher
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%

This holiday offering pours a rich, dark ruby-tinged brown color with a bubbly head of light cocoa foam about two-fingers high. Active carbonation bubbles and spotty lacing in the glass. Poor head retention.

The nose is like liquid peaches - very fruity, with hints of pear, honey and very subtle spices. The nose reminds me of the syrup in canned fruit more than anything.

The palate offers a very fruity punch right up front, but isn't as sweet as the nose would have you believe. There is a rather nice balance of peachy sweetness and nutty dryness going on here. I detect ever-so-slight hop bitterness and a subtle roasted malt character that counters the fruitiness of this beer rather well.

This is a medium bodied wheat beer with very ample carbonation - maybe slightly over-attenuated - and a dry, slightly bitter finish.

A very drinkable holiday beer, and a nice change of pace from the heavier "barley-based" beers of winter. I would have liked to have seen a bit more spice in the beer and just a bit less carbonation. Having said that, though, this beer exceeded my expectations quite a bit.

beerphilosopher, Dec 01, 2008
Photo of trebbates
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

trebbates, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of CMUbrew
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%

A: Reddish brown color with an off white head that sticks around nicely. Fair amount of carbonation visible.

S: Nice peach aroma. Smells like it could be sweet.

T: Initial peach juice flavor gives way to a nice nuttiness. Some dark wheaty notes linger in the aftertaste. Pretty much lives up to what you would expect being brewed with peaches and pecans.

M: Pretty light and drinkable. A little bit drying on the finish.

O: Definitely enjoyable. Delicious without being over the top.

CMUbrew, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Rich540
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Rich540, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of podes
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

podes, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

will_eye_e, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Lagerquestrian, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

amvrana, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of AgingWarrior
4/5  rDev +13.3%

AgingWarrior, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of ElCommodoro
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%

Pours a red-caramel-brown with no head. It is transparent. The smell is delightfully fruity; strong notes of peaches and apricots.
The taste is quite sensual as well, but not something I would enjoy AT ALL if a beer is what I craved. It doesn't have any kind of satisfying beer character. It is a fruit flavoured beer. It should not be considered a dunkelweizen at all even if that is what the base ale is. Shiner doesn't mislabel it as they explicitly state that it is brewed with peaches and pecans. It has a very light character and high carbonation, with ripe fruit really being the dominant character. The aftertaste is a bit odd. Very dry, but not entirely unpleasant. This is a fantastic beverage if you are in the mood for something fruity and not for a traditional beer. I can't say that enough. Good stuff, though.

ElCommodoro, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Richardberg
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%

A - blood orange, little foam, mostly translucent

s - peach, raisin, yeast, esters

t - all of the above, but pecan emerges to be strongest of all. Crisp malts remind you you're still in the weizen world, but the other flavors don't really work together. Too bad, as it definitely reminds me of home (tx hill country).

M - thin, not enough carbonation

D - easily sessionable if you dig the flavor combo. Don't think I could do >2 myself.

Richardberg, Dec 25, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

macesq, Jun 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

JJFordick, Nov 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

RedWeizen83, Nov 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Averwo, Dec 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

kds2437, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

PatrickKlopfenstein, Dec 19, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.