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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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1,122 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 28
Gots: 156 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Bearman13, Jan 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Rich540, Jan 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Stephenboyter, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of cousineddy
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a deep caramel color, with 4 fingers of rich tan head, pours a bit foamy for my taste. Good lacing

Smell: Peach preserves. candied pecans and other nutty aromas. very little hops.

Taste: Tastes faintly of peaches, i get very little of the pecans it says it is brewed with. Slight malt notes towards the end. I wish the flavor of this beer matched the smell.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat flat and thin, leaves some to be desired from a winter beer.

Overall: This is the second beer ive had that has been brewed with pecans, personally it doesn't seem to me to have a strong enough flavor to come through in the beer. I got this brew in a gift basket so i was happy to try it, however i won't be buying this in a 6-pack.

cousineddy, Jan 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Anthogonist, Jan 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

iggzy, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of shand
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the very least, this one sounds interesting. Shiner Cheer pours out a red color with a decent head. The aroma comes strong with the peaches. The taste comes really hard with the peaches too. There's a bit of nuttiness and just a tiny amount of spices on the finish, but otherwise this is a one-note peach fest. Unique enough and pretty tasty. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium and lightly carbonated. Overall, Shiner Cheer is a solid and unique winter beer. However, stay far, far away if the idea of a primarily peach flavored beer doesn't tickle your fancy.

shand, Jan 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.6/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

P: Dazzling ruby body with slight bubbles and a big top of micro bubble khaki head. Thin and short lived head leaving wet slippery lacing.

S: Sweet fruity tea, peach, juniper berries, cranberries, raspberries, tangerines, prunes dusted with powder sugar and honeydew melon. Subtle notes of cinnamon and other spices I can't quite make out. Smells like a natural fruit roll up.

T/M: Fruity like the nose but tastes oxidized and dulled down by unpleasant bitterness and a chalky after math. Light and prickly carbonation. Not really feeling this one. Taste is like diluted fruit flavored seltzer water.

O: What a let down. The nose was good but lacked in taste completely. All that comes to mind is a cheap replica of a great beer style. I won't be cheering next year.

Hopswagger, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

DoppelB1, Jan 03, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shiner Holiday Cheer
*brewery established 1909

LOOK: Pours a light brown color. Good clarity, with a soapy white head providing some lace.

SMELL: Peach and wheat, caramel and brown sugar.

TASTE: Opens up malty and full of peach, giving way to a nutty flavor from the pecans endorsed on the label. Bright peach flavor tempered by ample hops and dry wheat. Juicy fruit and even citrus notes. Toasted malt but falls a bit short, would love it to be more robust. More pecan would help as well. As is, it's still tasty.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, fruity aftertaste.

OVERALL: A decent holiday beer, with a major peach influence. The flavor is genuine and everything more or less works. A bit light and confused, but still quite drinkable.

Stinkypuss, Jan 02, 2013
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.