Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BA SCORE
81
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1,365 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,365
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 37
Gots: 341 | FT: 0
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Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner visit their website
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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Ratings: 1,365 | Reviews: 385
Photo of blindhoedeath
2.72/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Got the beer because it was on sale at my local store. Not bad but I'd never buy it for its original price. Really not worth it.

Photo of DarkBeerSux
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A friend from work gave me a couple of these beers. I like several Spoetzl products, but was skeptical of this one. I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth and tasty this beer was. This would be great anytime, not just the holidays.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong, malty aroma has a firm overtone of peach, sweet and tempting but not too sweet. Got a nutty hint, no doubt from the pecans. Pours a clear sienna with a fairly thick buff head. Peach dominates the flavor, but does not overwhelm the malty, nutty, earthy and hoppy notes - hop bitterness nicely balances the sweetness from the peaches. Texture has average body and plenty of lively fizz. Anytime is the season for good beer!

Photo of aprdck
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

There's just something about it..

Photo of bocephus63
1.95/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

If you're a fan of peach and pecan you'll be very happy. I'm not so I didn't care for this.

Photo of RyanByorick
4.83/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great light peach flavor with mild pale ale bit

Photo of rapayn01
2.46/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

It smells and tastes like peaches. Way too sweet and syrupy for my tastes.

Photo of chadkuhns80
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sweet to taste. Not bad. As seen before you don't want to drink too many. Too much peach

Photo of antichuckmoore
2.35/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Way to sweet tasting. Very sugary.

Photo of tubeyes
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark ruby, white head, leaving rings of lace.
S clove, spice, orange.
T more of the clove, spice, orange of the nose, with more malts.
M good carbonation, easy to drink, fruit aftertaste.
O good holiday brew, very cheery and flavorful

Photo of Dabrochu
4.54/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great peach taste, but you can't drink too many.

Photo of EuellGophar
2.26/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Getting rid if the holiday brew.

Photo of shanegatter
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad, Interesting peach taste

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark ruby color with a fingers worth of head that slowly fades down pretty much nothing

S: Peaches and malt stand out the most, providing a moderate sweetness and interesting fruitiness. Not much else behind that

T: Follows the nose, with the addition of some pecan notes coming through to cut sweetness and the huge peachy notes from the nose. Definitely starts with the malt and peaches out front, but the pecans come in shortly after to provide balance. Finishes with lingering peach and pecan notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Definitely interesting and different for a winter brew and dunkelweizen, but a good iteration if you want just that. The peach and pecan certainly mark the brew, which is a good thing (for the sake of being different). Worth seeking out, which isn't easily said for any other Shiner beer

Photo of NCMatt
2.64/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Was very sweet, even for a dunkel. First beer in months i've had to give away.

Photo of bobbyhands
4.27/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfect color great taste really enjoyed it should be rated higher

Photo of ranger7
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
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 Dharmafor1
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft. Fruity aroma. Smooth and very drinkable, with a hint of peach. Although this is a seasonal I could drink it in the summer.

Photo of BRob1023
4.51/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer advocate made me do this

Photo of Jimjacobs
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't like fruity beer. But this stuff is different. I like this.

Photo of Zooman_44
4.31/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A cheerful beer at the end of the year.

Photo of nedboff
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Medium Amber, fragrant head fades quickly to a small swirl, smell of peach and primary taste of pecan over a medium sweet malt base. A nice holiday beer!

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed it.

Photo of 57md
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brownish-copper with golden edges. The peaches come through in the nose and flavor profile too. The finish was tart and dry and was accompanied by an odd aftertaste.

Photo of tkelley
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A- very clear dark ruby body with a cream colored head.

N - wow really sweet. But not malt sweetness... it's peachy and pecany. Maybe a bit yeasty.

T - peaches and pecans dominate. The standard dunkel notes are there but rather diluted. Maybe. Some winter spices?

M - slick. There's decent carbonation and it's fine.

O - different and not bad but I doubt I would buy a sixer or a pint. Cheers.

Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
81 out of 100 based on 1,365 ratings.