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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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1,094 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,094
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.8%
Wants: 27
Gots: 146 | 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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Photo of Bills453
2.78/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - dark brown/copper color. No head, but growler was opened yesterday evening.

Smell - smells sweet and fruity. Some hops.

Taste - a little too sweet for my liking. Tastes like the aftertaste of a sour juice.

Mouthfeel - average

Overall - a bit below average. Probably wouldn't buy this one again...

Bills453, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of ttengea
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

ttengea, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of fishguyac
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

fishguyac, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of nheinzie57
3/5  rDev -15.3%

nheinzie57, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of jmoyer3
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

jmoyer3, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of brian48195
4/5  rDev +13%

brian48195, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of lcdawg
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

lcdawg, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of CowboyRob
3/5  rDev -15.3%

CowboyRob, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

skaboom420, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Bonis
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Bonis, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Paul68
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Paul68, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz poured in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - Clear medium brown, off-white head creates a thin cap.

S - Peaches dominate the aroma from fresh to candy like.

T - Peaches, lightly toasted malt, wheat malt is there but you have to search for it. Peaches pretty much dominate. Mild spice note, maybe clove or coriander. Some light hops on the back end/

M - Very creamy with a velvety feel, ample carbonation.

This seems to be more of a fruit beer. The peaches are nice though. The wheat shows on the fell more than the flavor. This could be a great summertime beer as well.

StaveHooks, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of fsimcox
2.63/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear transparent ruby-red amber color. Off-white foamy head that dissipates after a few minutes to a long lasting thin white cover. Some lacing.

Smells of sweet peaches, candied fruit, and some faint hops citrus. Some hints of malt and spice in the background. I was a bit surprised by the strong peach smell.

Taste is sour apple, hop citrus, and spicy floral notes. The finish is peach and apricot sweetness, with a lingering of dried apricot.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with carbonation, and a slightly thin finish.

An interesting holiday beer. It was worth trying, but probably not one I will revisit.

fsimcox, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a clear ruby brown color with a finger of off white foam. Aroma is strong with a sour peach flavor. Interesting... but not really appetizing.

Strong sweet peach flavor. Almost like a peach Jolly Rancher, but the sweetness isn't cloying. I'm not really detecting any other strong flavors. This does have a decent body, and doesn't finish too dry or too sweet. This tastes a lot better than I thought it would. Actually fairly drinkable.

A must try if you like peach flavored beers. An interesting diversion, and one of the better Shiner beers that I've had.

FickleBeast, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JohnBender, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Kopfschuss, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of agglerithm
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

agglerithm, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of cfh64
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

cfh64, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of OCdrummer7271
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

OCdrummer7271, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: A coppery pour shows up a weathered garnet red in the vessel. A whispy peanut shell head holds only slightly before dissipating to a polished surface. Lacing is minimal, a few speckles while the visible effervesce is fair with only a moderate paced rise.

S: Dry caramel on the nose, apple malt, dry cherry skin with a very low awareness level. Not very cheerful thus far.

T: Flavor is cherry malt fruitiness, sweet vienna grains, toasty apple and honey malt. A touch of christmas pine and spruce hops mix with a specialty grain dry sweetness on the close.

M: Fair amount of carbonation and maltiness on the tongue, some syrupy content feel with a slight holiday spiciness off the tongue.

O: Malt forward xmas beer, fruity and somewhat respectable without being overbearing spice wise.

beerthulhu, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of SwoopMasterT
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

SwoopMasterT, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

ejimhof, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of scm2787
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

scm2787, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of kinupanda
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

kinupanda, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Herky21
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Herky21, Dec 05, 2012
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,094 ratings.