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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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1,347 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,347
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 33
Gots: 307 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Atlas1 on 10-26-2008

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Photo of Onslow
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

wow, I was very surprised on how much i enjoyed this. Pours a dark brown-ruby colour .. stable head, covers the top like a blanket .. dark semi-sweet malt and lots of peach, fresh and burnt, nice! ... very drinkable, with just a touch of bitterness on the finish... thank god, this beer is actually really nice! .. a great beer for the weird texas winter?

Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RWLawman
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of osant37
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of canders0927
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of CMOrak
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of williahd
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of jkn09
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of depechemode1983
1.93/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours an amber reddish brown with a fluffy brown dissipate not too long after the pour. There is no evident carbonation or lacing. The smell is very sweet. Lots of peaches and strawberries up front. Artificial candy notes actually take over the whole nose. Taste is artificial as well with candy strawberries being the highlight. Mouthfeel. A bit syrupy and with medium carbonation. not good. Drinkability is minimal. Ill finish the one and move on to good beer. Not very impressed with this one.

Photo of Dreamer
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of devilben02
2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

My wife was trying to do something nice and picked this one up for me. Although she could have done better, she also could have done much worse.

The beers pours a great garnet-tinted brown color, but there is nearly no head, making the beer look visually "flat." The aroma is more consistently good, with the peaches coming through for a pleasant, bright sweetness on top of a light, bready malt base. The flavor does not stand up, however, as the peaches are more artificially sugary, and although there is some additional complexity of a light, nutty earthiness, there is also a somewhat unpleasant astringency. Texturally, the beer is a bit thin, but it is generally pleasant.

Overall, although this beer is light and drinkable, the gimmicky, candy-sweet fruitiness is not something to come back to.

Photo of bkrbdan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of gatorlove
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of batt6343
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of koes0024
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of BrewClint
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Yesdog
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ranger7
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice winter option. Good alternative to the typical dark Winter Warmers.

Photo of SicemWT
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cw13
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of doowhat
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a frosted margarita mug, thats what you get when you get this at a Taco Joint.

Appearance-Body is a deep amber with a tan head. With the cold glass no lacing remained.

Smell-Cranberrries, Peach, and some spices. Wasn't sure what style this was while drinking it.

Taste-Still pick up some cranberries and spice. Lots of breadiness and some sweetness on the backend.

Mouthfeel-Pretty thin body, lots of carbonation, a little too much.

Overall-Interesting take on a Dunkleweizen and one of the better beers by Spoetzl brewery if I had to pick one. Not going out of my way to get this but I'll be drinking more tonight, considering they serve it across the street from me for 1.50 pints during the Alabama/LSU game tonight.

Photo of snowmageddon
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,347 ratings.