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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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1,110 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,110
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.51%
Wants: 28
Gots: 150 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

ArtZan, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

imperialking, Feb 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Fargrow, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 2/13/14 but had this one once before in 2012. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter glass.

Pours a dark reddish-amber in color with a 1+-finger off-white foamy head that settles down quickly. Some spotty lacing is seen. This is 'brewed with peaches and pecans and with natural flavor and caramel color'. Love the aroma when first opened and poured as the peaches and caramel hits the nose. Nice taste of peaches with wheat flavor with spices that goes down easy. Slight sweet aftertaste that isn't bitter. One of the better Shiner's in my opinion.

BeerWithMike, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of tillmac62
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark ruby amber with a well formed head that laces well. Said lacing lasts only a few minutes, however. Nose is of peach over a slight caramel. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel. Slightly above normal carbonation level. The flavor profile is not complex. Like the nose, it is peach predominating over a light caramel. The beginning is a nice peach which effervesces into an ending that has pecan, but you have to really search for it. The finish is a lingering taste of peach that is OK, at best.

tillmac62, Feb 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

RegalBeagle, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

DamnYankeeHeadHunter, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Gkvilla, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Guzano, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

BigBry, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

RobTheKnob, Feb 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

KeeganRabelhofer, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Omnium
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can > Pint Glass

A - Brown in color with a finger of off white soapy head, no signifigant lacing.
S - Artificial peach, grains, dark wheat, a little caramel, slight nutty hint.
T - Very sweet, the peach is really really fake tasting, a little bit of the pecan in the form of a sweet pecan pie, dark caramel sweet malt.
M - Sticky and watery at the same time.
O - Eh its ok, neat idea, poorly executed.

Omnium, Feb 06, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle

Appearance/ 2 full fingers of tannish foam that dissipates to a thin froth. Dark amber but clear. Nice carbonation.

Smell / Big peaches out in front. Pears. Really fruity.

Taste/ The first and biggest thing you get is peaches but they tell you on the bottle they use Texas peaches in the recipe. There is some hop bitterness at the end but to me the fruitiness kind of overpowers anything else that may be there.

Mouth Feel / Medium bodied and creamy smooth.

Overall / I gave it a 2.75 on this as I am not a big fan of fruit flavored beer not because it is a bad brew. I am sure that the brewer achieved what he was going after. Overall I think it fits into it's style but I would rather have a beer that has more beer flavors than fruits. That is just my preference.

Bierwolf, Feb 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

javlin624, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

ShepardCommander, Feb 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

WVUbrew, Jan 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

AMarkle6524, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

OKCNittany, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

possumteeth, Jan 25, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a dark ruby hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured seriously fruity esters and a soft sweetness.

The taste was likewise fruity with a grainy caramel and grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a tasty and very quaffable beer.

plaid75, Jan 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Roland, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

yancot, Jan 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

jaydoc, Jan 23, 2014
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.