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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

951 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 16
Gots: 62 | 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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dillon_1005

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-13-2014 20:00:17 | More by dillon_1005
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Chadbeer7

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-13-2014 00:49:13 | More by Chadbeer7
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/25/2014. Pours almost crystal clear deep ruby brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big peach, caramel, toffee, brown bread, wheat, floral, light banana, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with big peach presence and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of big peach, banana, caramel, toffee, brown bread, wheat, clove, pepper, floral, light nuttiness, and herbal earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, banana, caramel, toffee, brown bread, wheat, clove, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of peach, yeast, and malt flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited dunkelweizen. Good balance and robustness of fruit, malt, and yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:24:01 | More by superspak
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-12-2014 21:32:11 | More by Shafaegalo
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

01-12-2014 20:25:34 | More by TaylorK
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-12-2014 04:12:52 | More by abcramer
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BucannonXC5

California

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013
Consumed: Jan. 9, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a brownish murky color with two fingers of khaki tan head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good amount of circular foamy lacing along the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled peach, raspberry, grape juice, blueberry honey and dark apples. Reminded me a bit of the Quaker oatmeal variety pack that I used to mix and match when I was younger.

Tasted more like a Dunkelweizen than the smell. Got peach, blueberry, grape juice, juicy apple and maple pecans.

Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

Not what I was expecting, but I enjoyed this beer. I may have overrated it a bit, but I would have it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 06:35:47 | More by BucannonXC5
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-11-2014 03:43:16 | More by Pens1967
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Bernoulli

South Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not much head, a splash of lacing. Hazy deep reddish-amber.

Definite scent of fruit. Maybe plums? (Obviously peaches once the server suggests that... but not reminiscent of Son of Peach).

The fruit flavor almost overwhelms the beer beneath it. They don't particularly seem to complement each other. A bit less alcohol than you'd expect in a warmer.

Not horrible, but we wouldn't order it again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2014 23:14:13 | More by Bernoulli
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isaackaiju

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-10-2014 02:44:58 | More by isaackaiju
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rallen1967

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

01-07-2014 21:59:11 | More by rallen1967
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BWE

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured this in a tall slim 12oz glass. Has a very airy bubbly head too it. Almost like a soda. The mouth feel of it is kind of like that too, very carbonated. BUT, that is in no way a negative take on it. Just a bit different for a beer.

The flavor is unique and delicious. Peaches... Big peach taste. You can some what taste the pecans in it and a little spice of some sort. It definitely screams Christmas. Unfortunately is is a seasonal, but if you see a 6 pack in the store during the holidays, it is a must to try with friends of family.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 02:20:19 | More by BWE
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javahead71

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -43.3%

01-06-2014 15:36:55 | More by javahead71
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FLBEERGUY25

Florida

3/5  rDev -15%

01-06-2014 05:46:28 | More by FLBEERGUY25
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Brauntasaurus

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-05-2014 23:22:26 | More by Brauntasaurus
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beergoot

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice, copper colored body with a good, foamy head. Definite peach aroma along with a nice, malty character. Light, caramel malt body with a fruity tang. Medium bodied; dry finish.

Shiner created a nice, easy drinking holiday ale. The peach and pecan nuttiness are noticeable but not overpowering. Good complexity and balance with a unique and enjoyable flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 23:30:59 | More by beergoot
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MichiganBrews

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-04-2014 16:43:16 | More by MichiganBrews
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Providence55

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-04-2014 12:35:30 | More by Providence55
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-04-2014 06:32:05 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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nohopsnothanks

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-04-2014 06:31:50 | More by nohopsnothanks
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DrChadly

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-03-2014 04:18:43 | More by DrChadly
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chadski

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

01-03-2014 02:15:17 | More by chadski
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DuffDaddy

Florida

2/5  rDev -43.3%

01-03-2014 00:37:15 | More by DuffDaddy
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Swedgin

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-02-2014 23:06:53 | More by Swedgin
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BenG123

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-02-2014 15:40:25 | More by BenG123
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.