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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

983 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 983
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 18
Gots: 73 | 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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kds2437

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

07-21-2013 02:47:08 | More by kds2437
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-21-2012 19:48:10 | More by sendbeer
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EF4

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

03-10-2014 21:55:16 | More by EF4
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

07-22-2014 21:25:00 | More by Trashville
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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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OgreSanchez

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

07-28-2013 00:46:23 | More by OgreSanchez
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cykoduck

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

03-15-2013 01:29:20 | More by cykoduck
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msromberg

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-31-2011 18:26:03 | More by msromberg
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bboven

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Dark mahogany in color, finger of head that stays; it's very clear, and that's not quite to style, but all in all, very nice looking.

Smells overwhelmingly like cherries, and a little yeast action.

Wow. This tastes like fruit cocktail. I mean, if there wasn't a slightly bitter finish, I would think I was back in my school cafeteria slurping something 'in heavy syrup'.

Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, slightly drying.

Where's the beer? This is pretty strange, very non-dunkelweizen. If you like really sweet, fruity alcoholic beverages though, this one is for you.

12-22-2008 23:34:03 | More by bboven
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Ranz

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

07-10-2012 23:32:46 | More by Ranz
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Leschber

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

07-24-2014 20:51:48 | More by Leschber
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phisig137

Virginia

2.42/5  rDev -31.4%

A- Pours a deep copper mahogany color with a one finger head with moderate retention. Nice cap of foam, and a touch of lace are left behind.

S- Completely dominated by peaches. At least they smell like actual peaches, and not completely artificial as many fruit beers can.

T- Again, mostly dominated by fruit, this time slightly artificial. There is a hint of caramel and sweet malt on the finish, but you've got to be looking for it. Pecans are nowhere to be found.

M- A little on the thin side, but good enough for what it is.

D- Decent at best. Peach flavor becomes overwhelming after about half a glass. I'm not sure that I'll be finishing this six pack.

In the end, if they were trying to make a peach beer, they nailed it. That being said, this is most certainly NOT a dunkelweizen. Furthermore, I'm a little pissed at Spoetzl honestly... I see the neck of the bottle peaking above the cardboard holder, and it claims to be "A Bavarian style dark wheat". "Sounds great!" I thought to myself. It wasn't until I got home that the little tidbit about peaches and pecan showed itself at the very bottom of the label. In the end, I guess it is my fault for not reading the entire label in the store, but honestly, if you're making something that smacks you across the face with peach like this... it needs to be more clearly advertised as such.

10-30-2010 23:57:33 | More by phisig137
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daythree16

Tennessee

2.4/5  rDev -32%

Pours an amber/ruby color with a one finger head that stays for a while.

Smell is not appealing at all. It smells like that gummy peach ring candy you can buy at any convenience store. Totally artificial and a bit sickly. Taste is a bit of maltiness with a ton of fake peach sweetness and a disgusting bitter metallic finish. Ugh.

Mouthfeel is thin, and I wouldn't drink this again if I had to.

01-02-2009 04:59:42 | More by daythree16
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mattcrill

Ohio

2.35/5  rDev -33.4%

Aroma: Crazy big artificial fruit flavors going on here. I get lots of artificial grape gum flavors that dominate the nose. No hop aromas. Some bready malt character as the beer is agitated.

Appearance: Dark copper colored pour with a low and short lasting white head.

Flavor: More artificial fruit flavors. Kind of seems like cran-grape juice. Background spicy hop notes provide some balance. Finish is crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and high carbonation. No astringency or warmth on the palate.

Overall impression: A very artifical, confusing ale. Not sure what to think of it but it just tasted industrial and artificial. Avoid.

12-07-2009 01:02:37 | More by mattcrill
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

2.3/5  rDev -34.8%

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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elgiacomo

Georgia

2.3/5  rDev -34.8%

12oz bottle, 2010 batch. Pours clear copper amber with a one finger off white head that quickly recedes to a wispy cap and ring, not much lacing at all. Aroma is a bunch of funky peaches, I can dig peaches but these are just...well...funky. A lot of pecan as well, maybe too much as it ain't playing nicely with the peaches and may be what is contributing to the funk. Also a bit of caramel malt. Good strength. Flavor is also loaded with the funky peach taste, particularly on the finish, pecans, good caramel malt backbone, bready, rather sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily becoming sticky, medium carbonation. Not my cup of tea. I know they use real peaches and pecans but can't help but feel that those may be boosted by some artificial flavorings as well. Doubt I'll make it to the end of the glass...

01-07-2011 02:31:29 | More by elgiacomo
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Djenx

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

07-18-2012 20:14:15 | More by Djenx
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Beestin

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

05-03-2014 21:06:29 | More by Beestin
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vinhgoh


2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

07-14-2012 04:25:44 | More by vinhgoh
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BillyPirate

Arkansas

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

12-29-2012 21:28:41 | More by BillyPirate
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goldenboi187


2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

This beer tastes 10x better on tap than bottle. The bottle taste reminds me of sour milk on the after taste. Have you ever tasted your own ear wax? Well after drinking this you might be able to recall that. Now, why I say ear wax??...well I tasted my ear wax numerous times out of curiosity. I wouldn't buy this beer. I'd rather bum off someone else.

12-20-2012 07:05:29 | More by goldenboi187
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cmr5056

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

10-11-2012 16:01:05 | More by cmr5056
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popery

California

2.23/5  rDev -36.8%

Oh God, the peaches. It's not so much that the peach flavor is all that bad, in fact it's one of the more natural-tasting fruit flavors in a fruit beer that I've tried, but it's just extremely peachy, like someone mixed peach preserves and beer. The smell is particularly peachy, literally rather than figuratively. The flavor is like a cross between a strawberry soda, a light possibly decent dunkelweizen and a giant bowl of peaches (and a trace of bile - but I hate a lot of sweet fruit beers). I've never really associated peaches with the holiday season, so it leaves me a bit confused. Maybe, it's a Texas thing. Also, if anyone can taste pecan in this beer, my hat is off to you. It's really not a horrible beer, I guess, but it's not my thing.

11-21-2009 07:15:09 | More by popery
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BigBarley

Texas

2.15/5  rDev -39.1%

A - Pours a deep amber, very dark but still see-through. Not a very dunkel looking beer. 3 fingers of a heavy wheat head, that recedes to a thick lacing.

S - Peaches, with mild wheat and sweet malt undertones. Extreme overpowering peach notes take away from any real beer ingredients. Not pleasant, smells artificial.

T - Peach blast. And not a very pleasant blast at that. Mild yeast notes as the taste fades out. No real wheat presence. Strange flavor, not all that enjoyable from my end.

M - Might as well be a light lager. I've never tasted a dunkel that was this thin and bubbly. Little thicker than a light lager I guess, but not nearly the wheaty body you'd expect.

O - Disappointing is the name of this beer. If you're REALLY into peachy flavors and thin beer, go for it. But if you're looking for an actual dunkel, steer clear of this one.

11-19-2012 15:44:09 | More by BigBarley
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.