Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery
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3.43/5 rDev -2.8%
Growler fill from Green's Piney Grove, poured into a Shiner Cheer pint glass.
A: Pours a fairly clear auburn/ruby body with just a tad of off-white head that dissipates within moments.
S: Huge peach juice dominates the nose, and not much else gets through.
T: Peach juice and more peach juice. Eventually a slight pecan nuttiness presents itself, followed by a hint of malty bitterness in the finish. Not much dunkel character.
M: Peach soda.
O: This is a peach soda beer. It's one-note, but the flavor is not artificial and it's easy-drinking.
01-18-2014 00:37:03 | More by Craigory
3.68/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
01-13-2014 00:24:01 | More by superspak
3.65/5 rDev +3.4%
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
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.
01-11-2014 06:35:47 | More by BucannonXC5
2.9/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
01-10-2014 23:14:13 | More by Bernoulli
4.63/5 rDev +31.2%
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.
01-07-2014 02:20:19 | More by BWE
3.71/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
01-04-2014 23:30:59 | More by beergoot
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.