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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,110 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,110
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.51%
Wants: 28
Gots: 150 | 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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4/5  rDev +13%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

osant37, Jan 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Leftofthedial, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Bartos, Jan 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

deapokid, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

mountaincoffee, Jan 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Llamameister, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Craigory
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler fill from Green's Piney Grove, poured into a Shiner Cheer pint glass.

A: Pours a fairly clear auburn/ruby body with just a tad of off-white head that dissipates within moments.

S: Huge peach juice dominates the nose, and not much else gets through.

T: Peach juice and more peach juice. Eventually a slight pecan nuttiness presents itself, followed by a hint of malty bitterness in the finish. Not much dunkel character.

M: Peach soda.

O: This is a peach soda beer. It's one-note, but the flavor is not artificial and it's easy-drinking.

Craigory, Jan 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

magpie2020, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

dillon_1005, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Chadbeer7, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/25/2014. Pours almost crystal clear deep ruby brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big peach, caramel, toffee, brown bread, wheat, floral, light banana, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with big peach presence and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of big peach, banana, caramel, toffee, brown bread, wheat, clove, pepper, floral, light nuttiness, and herbal earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, banana, caramel, toffee, brown bread, wheat, clove, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of peach, yeast, and malt flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited dunkelweizen. Good balance and robustness of fruit, malt, and yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Shafaegalo, Jan 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

TaylorK, Jan 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

abcramer, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013
Consumed: Jan. 9, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a brownish murky color with two fingers of khaki tan head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good amount of circular foamy lacing along the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled peach, raspberry, grape juice, blueberry honey and dark apples. Reminded me a bit of the Quaker oatmeal variety pack that I used to mix and match when I was younger.

Tasted more like a Dunkelweizen than the smell. Got peach, blueberry, grape juice, juicy apple and maple pecans.

Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

Not what I was expecting, but I enjoyed this beer. I may have overrated it a bit, but I would have it again for sure.

BucannonXC5, Jan 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Pens1967, Jan 11, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not much head, a splash of lacing. Hazy deep reddish-amber.

Definite scent of fruit. Maybe plums? (Obviously peaches once the server suggests that... but not reminiscent of Son of Peach).

The fruit flavor almost overwhelms the beer beneath it. They don't particularly seem to complement each other. A bit less alcohol than you'd expect in a warmer.

Not horrible, but we wouldn't order it again.

Bernoulli, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

isaackaiju, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

rallen1967, Jan 07, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured this in a tall slim 12oz glass. Has a very airy bubbly head too it. Almost like a soda. The mouth feel of it is kind of like that too, very carbonated. BUT, that is in no way a negative take on it. Just a bit different for a beer.

The flavor is unique and delicious. Peaches... Big peach taste. You can some what taste the pecans in it and a little spice of some sort. It definitely screams Christmas. Unfortunately is is a seasonal, but if you see a 6 pack in the store during the holidays, it is a must to try with friends of family.

BWE, Jan 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

javahead71, Jan 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

FLBEERGUY25, Jan 06, 2014
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.