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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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1,025 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,025
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 20
Gots: 101 | 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%

RyanAU, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

one of those beers i have passed over about a million times without realizing what i was missing. this is a particularly unique brew, a wheat beer that features both pecans and peaches, a refreshing and tasty rewrite of holiday beer. huge peach nose is very authentic, not real nutty, but fresh and juicy in front of medium toasted wheat malt. i really like the subtle spice flavor with the sweet peach, its like real good iced tea from the south. could maybe use a little more hops to soften the sugar, but i like how different this is. the pecans add an earthy richness which is nice with the grain, and the beer is robustly carbonated and lively on the palate. this beer deserves more credit, its one of a kind and among the very best ive had from shiner. worthy of any holiday feast, i may make this a tradition.

StonedTrippin, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

swgwilt, Dec 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

ZEB89, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I get a finger of sand colored head. The body is a good looking ruby brown. Head has decent retention. Decent attempt at lacing.

Peaches are named on the label, and they dominate the aroma. Faint graininess is the only other thing coming through.

Malt with bananas and peaches is the first impression I get. It gets a little wheaty after that, but the peaches just keep going.

This is light-medium bodied. It starts going down rather quickly, but the carbonation seems to create some drag when it hits the back of the tongue. Overall it's a pleasant effect, as it helps keep it around longer for the flavor.

CFHMagnet, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ohyayitstrey, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

cw13, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

BryantForestry, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Localdrinklax, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

lilnicky068, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Eric908, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

acp21178, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ChuckHardslab, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

tvghost, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

apasternak, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

mwar, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

raffy313, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

BeerBeast, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Bigben0328, Dec 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

mte1972, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

barryjg, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

Sipchue, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.73/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark chestnut color which is disappointingly devoid of haziness for the style. The head is a one finger off-white shade. It isn't particularly creamy, nor does it have great retention. It leaves behind a thin ring of lacing on the glass.

S: Peach notes are at the forefront. I'm having trouble picking up any nuanced malt qualities, though, and that's unfortunate. Maybe a touch of caramel and some wheat. At first, I thought I picked up a cheesy scent, but that's gone away almost entirely in the glass. The fruitiness IS pretty nice anyways.

T: Okay, I lied - the malt here is like a punch in the face. It hits the palate immediately with caramel-laden sweetness, clashing with the (nice) peach notes instead of coexisting peacefully. At least the peachy finish is pleasant - too bad I don't pick up much pecan flavor. There's too much in the way of clashing flavors for me to enjoy this.

M: Light, but too sweet on the palate to really inspire drinkability. Carbonation does its damnedest to help it go down, though.

O: It's a shame about its lack of balance, because I enjoy the fruity flavors of this. Wasn't a fan of this one, frankly. On the plus side, I can see this appealing to other drinkers.

ThisWangsChung, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

lauries444, Dec 10, 2013
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 1,025 ratings.