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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

952 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 952
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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MitchellMank92

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

01-13-2012 22:17:05 | More by MitchellMank92
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tellish33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-13-2012 22:01:55 | More by tellish33
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crashdavisinoh

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-dark amber w/ small/medium head

S-peaches, cinnamon and malt

T-The taste is the key to any beer...this is where this beer excels. Peaches is the clear dominant flavor...which is appreciated...nuttiness (assuming pecas)...thought I got some cinnamon flavor as well. but IMO takes a backseat to the more dominant flavors.

M-Easy easy easy to drink

O-I was throughly impressed by this beer. I really enjoyed the peach flavor along w/ the other flavor combinations. When I had this on tap...they rimmed the glass w/ brown sugar and cinnamon...fantastic...I copied this at home as well on a couple bottles. One of my favorite, shockingly, holiday releases.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 18:43:02 | More by crashdavisinoh
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear dark amber with a nice-sized head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is of fresh peaches with some toasted malt and a hint of pecans.

The taste is of peaches. The peach aspect is nicely done - fresh and real tasting. Some toasted caramelish malt and a hint of pecans back it up. Sweetish, but with enough hops to make it not too sweet. Peaches linger in the aftertaste.

The feel is smooth and crisp.

This is a unique brew. I would not have expected it for a "holiday" brew - maybe it's "southern-style" though. And, it's certainly not typical for a dunkelweizen. Anyway, it's a nice "change of pace" brew with a refreshing peach and pecan character.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 16:10:58 | More by jwc215
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a 9 oz glass. Pours a dark red with a small head that dissipates quickly, but lacing remains. Smell of peaches is dominant but is very appealing. Peaches also dominate the taste, but not overly powerful that it will offend. Goes down really smooth and leaves no real bad aftertaste. Overall, a good holiday beer that can be a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 02:46:04 | More by cyclonece09
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zildjian2800

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-10-2012 23:47:28 | More by zildjian2800
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twinsfan86

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-10-2012 15:24:06 | More by twinsfan86
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CaptainHate

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15%

01-09-2012 21:07:12 | More by CaptainHate
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TexAggie011

Texas

2/5  rDev -43.3%

01-09-2012 16:07:27 | More by TexAggie011
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schoun

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

01-07-2012 13:28:51 | More by schoun
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Stoffel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-07-2012 03:59:37 | More by Stoffel
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devilben02

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

My wife was trying to do something nice and picked this one up for me. Although she could have done better, she also could have done much worse.

The beers pours a great garnet-tinted brown color, but there is nearly no head, making the beer look visually "flat." The aroma is more consistently good, with the peaches coming through for a pleasant, bright sweetness on top of a light, bready malt base. The flavor does not stand up, however, as the peaches are more artificially sugary, and although there is some additional complexity of a light, nutty earthiness, there is also a somewhat unpleasant astringency. Texturally, the beer is a bit thin, but it is generally pleasant.

Overall, although this beer is light and drinkable, the gimmicky, candy-sweet fruitiness is not something to come back to.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 16:15:40 | More by devilben02
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jaredseaman77

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

01-04-2012 17:20:52 | More by jaredseaman77
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

01-04-2012 17:12:59 | More by AWS2111
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klmcmachen

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-03-2012 22:47:55 | More by klmcmachen
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ange1

Texas

5/5  rDev +41.6%

01-03-2012 05:29:35 | More by ange1
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Pencible

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear dark copper with lots of fizzy light tan head.
S: It smelled like peaches and copper hops, with more peaches and a little nutty malt and bready yeast.
T: It tasted like peaches and copper hops, with some nutty malt and lager yeast. It had a mostly clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Fairly light body.
D: This had an unusual scent and taste for a holiday beer, but it was clean and enjoyable. The peach character didn't mix with the copper taste too well, and the pecan wasn't very noticeable, but it was still easy to drink. Not a bad beer, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 19:38:28 | More by Pencible
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PacNWDad

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

01-02-2012 18:25:20 | More by PacNWDad
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-02-2012 17:47:15 | More by ScubaSteve00
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Aggiedad

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15%

01-02-2012 14:39:22 | More by Aggiedad
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hannaho

Washington

3/5  rDev -15%

01-02-2012 05:29:30 | More by hannaho
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joshlindquist

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

01-02-2012 04:17:04 | More by joshlindquist
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-02-2012 03:25:02 | More by Beer21
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

01-01-2012 02:37:13 | More by WritersBlock
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msromberg

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-31-2011 18:26:03 | More by msromberg
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
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