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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

989 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 18
Gots: 74 | 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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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29%

12-04-2011 06:27:50 | More by mscott1975
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crobinso

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-04-2011 03:19:21 | More by crobinso
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AgingWarrior

Florida

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-03-2011 14:54:45 | More by AgingWarrior
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dcs1548

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-03-2011 03:28:28 | More by dcs1548
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TKEFrat523

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-03-2011 00:53:26 | More by TKEFrat523
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.08/5  rDev -12.5%

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a nice clear dark copper color with a slight hint of ruby red. A cream colored head dissipates to an even film. Sticky, watery lacing. The beer smells tremendous, because you can really smell peaches here. Again, peaches dominate, but it's got enough of a caramel malt presence to help, sort of. It's overbearingly sweet, and peachy. The mouthfeel is smooth, perhaps a tad watery. Overall, this is a weird one. It's just too sweet! And peachy! I don't equate peaches with Holiday Cheer in any way, but I do realize this beer is a regional thing. It's fun to have one, but a 6 pack? yikes.

12-02-2011 22:23:26 | More by JuicesFlowing
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-30-2011 01:22:00 | More by jaidenjb
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

2.3/5  rDev -34.7%

Extremely clear medium brown beer with a small head that melts to a ring.

The aroma is a balance of sweet malt and tart fruit.

Way too much fruit. And way too sweet. It tastes like I'm drinking a piece of peach candy. I hate the flavor. It doesn't taste like beer.

The mouthfeel is not bad. Medium bodied. But I'm having trouble getting past the flavor.

It sounds weird to say, but everything about this beer was good except the flavor. In fact, I ha to pour it out after I drank about 3/4 of the bottle. And I hate to do that, but there's other way better beer in my fridge.

11-29-2011 01:44:30 | More by UnderPressure
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RustyBoltz

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-28-2011 22:21:04 | More by RustyBoltz
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sdmguinness

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-28-2011 03:10:38 | More by sdmguinness
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voornstar

Texas

5/5  rDev +42%

11-28-2011 02:36:25 | More by voornstar
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CopeTech

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-27-2011 03:27:38 | More by CopeTech
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rjr8

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +35.8%

This beer looks absolutely delicious. A nice darker beer with red hues very appetizing to me.

It smells heavily of peaches and is just very unique to me, its a lovely fruity flavor which I feel is very well suited to a Christmas ale. It's a very nice change from the usual (though delicious) culprits (nutmeg, cherries, cinnamon, ect) that are in Christmas ales.

The taste is a tad too fruity for me, it is very delicious though (this comin from a guy who loathes peaches). I like my Christmas ales with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg and while I love the aroma I wish I could taste a little more of these spices.

Mouthfeel is excellent, very smooth.

Even though its not a traditional Christmas ale (in my eyes) it is a very unique and delicious change. Add some cinnamon/cardamom and nutmeg and this guy would be perfect.

11-26-2011 21:58:31 | More by rjr8
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RedWeizen83

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-24-2011 19:18:12 | More by RedWeizen83
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blinx64

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-23-2011 08:44:04 | More by blinx64
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Triolent

Ohio

5/5  rDev +42%

11-23-2011 02:45:48 | More by Triolent
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pocwolf

Michigan

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-23-2011 02:29:49 | More by pocwolf
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brandon911

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -4%

Served into a mug.

The beer was pretty transparent with a fairly dark amber color and with a decently thick white, foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. It smells great, with a lot of peach and apricot right in front with some slight roast apparent and maybe a lil' lemon. The smell doesn't carry over as well to the taste, though it still tastes very good. The fruity smell is not as apparent in the taste as this is dominated mainly by hops, though the beer tastes a little watery. There's nothing special about the mouthfeel. Fairly carbonated and a little two watery and thin. Overall, a decent and refreshing beer!

I often enjoy Shiner Bock because it's pretty cheap and widely available, though I enjoyed this more and could definitely enjoy this in the future.

11-22-2011 20:17:09 | More by brandon911
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Namarsha82

Michigan

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-22-2011 16:27:32 | More by Namarsha82
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RobJTejas

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-21-2011 16:09:11 | More by RobJTejas
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.2/5  rDev -9.1%

Poured into a glass stein. Copper with almost a finger of head that did not last long. Clear but not quite transparent.
Smells like a candy shop. Lots of peach and a little lemon scent. Not a normal beer smell, but it smelled nice.
The peach taste is there from beginning to end. Malty at first, leading to a watery and mildly bitter end.
Crisp texture, light to medium body and moderate carbonation.
The body should be thicker and the watery taste spoiled it. The peach smell and flavor was worked in really well, but the rest of the beer could not hold itself up.

11-20-2011 20:50:50 | More by Fatehunter
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flagmantho

Washington

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich amber-brown hue with a clear body and two fingers of pillowy tan foam. Retention is OK and lace is present but minimal.

Smell: very sweet aroma of brown sugar, peach and nuts. Very wintry. The smell is enticing, like a holiday candle of some sort, but it's not my favorite combination of aromas for a beer.

Taste: sweet but mild flavor, not as cloying as the aroma. Malty nuttiness starts off with the peach growing toward the finish, and finishing off quite bright. Not bad.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a healthy dose of creamy carbonation. It works well for me.

Overall: this is a decent winter beer, if one you've got to be in the mood for. I wouldn't want to drink too many of these, but having one amid some winter warmers would not be amiss.

11-20-2011 18:52:25 | More by flagmantho
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harrymel

Washington

2.8/5  rDev -20.5%

Bottled: unk

A: Hazelnut brown with a finger of off-white foam which falls quickly to a torn sheet of the same. Excellent clarity. No lace.
S: Smells of plastic and some astringent malts. Not like.
T: Tastes sweet and like it has pecans. Some brown sugar tones. Taste far exceeds nose here.
M: Creamy. Thin. Absentee finish.
O: Well, it's okay. I would suggest to a novice to craft.

11-19-2011 04:27:19 | More by harrymel
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json83

Ohio

5/5  rDev +42%

11-19-2011 03:10:20 | More by json83
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spd3350

Texas

5/5  rDev +42%

11-18-2011 19:55:41 | More by spd3350
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.