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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,017 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,017
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 20
Gots: 94 | 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 EPICAC
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This holiday beer is brewed with peaches and pecans, an interesting combination. Pours a clear, dark, copper color. A thick, light brown head fades to a sudsy film leaving sheets of lace. Peaches dominate aroma masking most others. The combine with the light maltiness to give a candied impression. There might be slight notes of pecan, but it's hard to tell if that's the label planting things in my head.

Carmel malts, and a definite pecan nuttiness upfront. The sweet fruitiness of the peaches appears in the center along with a bit of spiciness. The finish is mildly bitter, especially in the aftertaste, which is reminiscent of the dryness of pecan husks. Highly carbonated, medium-bodied with a pleasing husky dryness in the finish.

A little sweet overall, but definitely a flavorful and interesting beer. The odd combination of pecans and peaches in a beer really works here.

EPICAC, Feb 11, 2009
Photo of rlshep
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma: Nutty, light fruit dark sugar smells. Hard to get much of anything out of this really.

Appearance: Pours huge tan head. Slow to dissipate. Little to no lacing. Deep reddish-orange color. Very clear.

Flavor: Big bite of peach up front. A nice caramel sweetness. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thinish mouthfeel. Enough sweetness to know there is something there. No alcohol.

Overall: Not bad. Drink this if you like peaches and fruity beers. Would like to see a bigger mouthfeel, maybe some extra alcohol and more complexity. A nice change from the spice bombs I've been seeing this winter. I'm giving extra points for originality.

rlshep, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of Offa
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was rather surprisingly impressed with this one.

Copper brown, it has a small tan head soon thinning to thin ring.

Aroma is bright peach, plus nuts, wood, cheese, fermented bread.

Taste is toasted bread, faintly caramelized, plus light woody-peppery bitterness, hint of nuttiness. Peach is noticeable but barely so, being very faint (unlike in the aroma). Finish has light nutty caramelised toasted bread. Overall, it is fairly dry, balanced. It is good, enjoyable, and solid. It’s a little different, too, and in a way that works well. Feel is light but not watery.

Offa, May 15, 2012
Photo of mralphabet
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint...

A: Light mahogany color with about a fingers worth of head that settles to a nice foamy ring, little lacing to speak of.

S: I like the smell strong peaches with a nutty pecan aroma.

T: First thing to hit me is a pleasant hit of caramel malt, followed quickly by a blend of peaches and pecans with a hint of clove and yeast. Nice clean finish, leaving a slight peachy aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is crisp and slightly dry.

D: Low ABV and interesting mix of flavors and smells... very night little beer.

Another good beer from Shiner, different and good.

mralphabet, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of UHRedCat
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint sized drinking glass.

Appearance is dark amber or brown. The smell has a slight peach flavor. The taste is where the peach sticks out the most. I could not taste the pecans that are mentioned on the bottle. The mouthfeel is slightly smooth.

A very drinkable beer and much better than I expected it to be.

UHRedCat, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of jsisko01
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark brown/amber color with a small head that dissipates instantly. Has thin lacing.

Smell - Strong aroma of peaches.

Taste - Very sweet with peaches, a strong clove flavor, toasty and nutty, cinnamon, and a slight bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with pretty high carbonation.

Overall - This is my first time trying this style of beer, I like it. It's a lot different from other styles. I wouldn't be able to drink a lot of this though because it's so sweet..

jsisko01, Jan 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

dacubz, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

RoninBirdman, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Brauntasaurus, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

wattoclone, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

possumteeth, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ufmj, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

JamesStreet, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

TheSupremeAJ, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

norinco, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours chestnut with 3 fingers of sand colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Pear, honey, apricot & peach juice

T: Apricot, dryness, nuttyness, oakyness & green apples up front. Peach juice, comes through as it warms, plus more nuttyness. Finishes dry, fruitty & with oaky notes. Almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation

Drinks easy, this an Americanized dunkleweizen. I could drink a few before moving on. Probably on the better brews I've had from these guys

russpowell, Nov 24, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Travix1516, Mar 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

zonker17, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

RyFikes, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Tripphop
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sounded interesting with the peaches and pecans, so I had to try one. Pours an amber gold color with minimal white foam that settles fast. Aromas of baked apples and cinnamon with a nutty undertone. Flavor is lightly sweet and refreshing. A nutty malt base with hints of honey and peach fruit. Nice carbonation, pretty much an adult holiday soda.

Tripphop, Jan 09, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

TruePerception, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

KevinGordon, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

crownrl28, Sep 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

mgernert, Nov 19, 2013
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 1,017 ratings.