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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,012 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,012
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 20
Gots: 90 | 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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3/5  rDev -15%

FLBEERGUY25, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Brauntasaurus, Jan 05, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice, copper colored body with a good, foamy head. Definite peach aroma along with a nice, malty character. Light, caramel malt body with a fruity tang. Medium bodied; dry finish.

Shiner created a nice, easy drinking holiday ale. The peach and pecan nuttiness are noticeable but not overpowering. Good complexity and balance with a unique and enjoyable flavor.

beergoot, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

BenG123, Jan 02, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into SN IPA glass.
Attractive pour with big full tan head and brilliantly clear dark amber body. Fresh whiff of soft peaches with a minimal artificial effect. Very soft malt backgound.
Wow what an easy drinker. Goes does quickly and smoothly. Decent complexity for a small ale. The peach is more background with a greater yeast character showing and a rather strong laying on the tongue of what seems some hops. Not picking up much of the pecans, but takes on more of a classic english ale flavors as it warms and opens up. However, it also seems to sweeten up the peach and make it seem more artificial.
Oh well. A good enough ale with a soft and smooth feel.

garymuchow, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Carl_R, Jan 01, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A. It has a redish brown head. Dark but you can see through it. Some bubbles from the middle. A good head and some lacing after.

S. It is extremely fruity. I'd say strong cherry malt.

T/M. It has a very sweet taste. The cherry definitely comes through. There's a bit of raspberry tartness there. Combined it tastes like bubble gum with malts and not bite.

O. Not enough spice for a holiday brew. But not bad at all.

Amalak, Dec 31, 2013
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archero, Dec 27, 2013
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 1,012 ratings.