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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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1,123 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 28
Gots: 158 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Hoganlaw, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Josiah2729, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of circus_cat
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark amber to copper tone with orange hues. Poured mine into a tumbler and the head was a soapy off-white which dissipated to a thin film in about a minute. Minimal lacing.

S: Smells like peach iced tea. Not cloying, actually a bit tart on the nose. A second take gives me a bit of spiciness and just a hint of that pecan nutty malt aroma.

T: I was relieved to find that it doesn't taste quite as peachy as the nose would suggest. It's actually pretty nice. It's bready through the middle and nutty toward the end with some peach and apricot on the finish. It's a little like I'm drinking a fruitcake.

M: A bit thin but I don't think they mean it to be a big beer. It has a low ABV as well if my memory serves me right. It's very smooth and clean on the finish.

O: A decent beer. Honestly, I'll probably have it again next year. Not world-class by any means but it does give me a nice, festive, fruitcake vibe.

Sidenote: The beer definitely improves as it warms. The flavor profile gains in nuts and maltiness which does a better job of balancing the peach tartness.

circus_cat, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ImperatorScab, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev +12.7%

FreshButterbeer, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of CaptainQ
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

CaptainQ, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of amvrana
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

amvrana, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of justinp
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

justinp, May 10, 2012
Photo of norinco
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

norinco, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Cubsfan1087
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured out a dark amber color, not very big head. It smells slightly fruity, you can pick up the hint of peach. The taste is less peach and more pecan, but it finishes slightly fruity and a little bitter. I didn't hate this beer, but I didn't love it. There are definitely better seasonal options out there.

Cubsfan1087, Jan 04, 2010
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

jonaspb, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - 3.75 - Great dark red/mahogany hue that is actually pretty clear. Thick film of off white bubbles on top.

S - 4.00 - Nice peach juice smell. Smells like candy. I like it.

T - 3.75 - The same peach comes out in the taste. But there's more of a malty character there too. Some bready notes. Actually some hop piney-ness there too that gives it a nice bite. Black licorice. Completely unique holiday beer.

M - 3.75 - light mouthfeel. Alc covered. Aftertaste is bready, peach.

O - 3.75 - Good beer. Unique in it's own way.

ISmith87, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of UnderPressure
2.3/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Extremely clear medium brown beer with a small head that melts to a ring.

The aroma is a balance of sweet malt and tart fruit.

Way too much fruit. And way too sweet. It tastes like I'm drinking a piece of peach candy. I hate the flavor. It doesn't taste like beer.

The mouthfeel is not bad. Medium bodied. But I'm having trouble getting past the flavor.

It sounds weird to say, but everything about this beer was good except the flavor. In fact, I ha to pour it out after I drank about 3/4 of the bottle. And I hate to do that, but there's other way better beer in my fridge.

UnderPressure, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of cackalacky
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

cackalacky, Nov 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Metalaero, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Dello, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ohyayitstrey, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

rph97, May 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

gatorlove, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of kristenrae8
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'll admit it, the label design influenced me in my choice for a mix n match six pack Saturday. I love cheesy retro design and font. The beer is good and I would buy a full six-pack again.

Appearance: Blushing Caramel color - pours an average head, barely any lacing.

Smell: Southern Holiday: Peaches, Nutmeg, "A brisk 55 degree day" Subtle essence of date or currant.

Taste: It's sweet, not hoppy, it's a gentle beer. This would be a good choice to bring to a holiday party where the crowd is partial to Bud Light or MGD. It's flavorful, but not going to scare anyone away.

Mouthfeel: A little on the thin style, perhaps I've been indulging in too many oatmeal stouts lately.

Overall: The drinkability it high for the newbie, it's be a good introductory beer for those just starting to branch away from the generic flavors of american standards. It's a great Monday after work beer.

kristenrae8, Dec 10, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

gregcordle, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

hickmancase, Nov 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

acbe, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

chicagoish, Nov 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Ranz, Jul 11, 2012
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,123 ratings.