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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,248 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,248
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 29
Gots: 215 | FT: 1
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 Foyle
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass
Appearance: pours a 2"+ sudsy head that falls slowly with some mild lacing. Color is a mostly clear reddish-brown. Some mild carbonation streams are visible.
Aroma: peaches are dominate, but also a bit of wheat grass, caramel and lightly toasted bread. Mouthfeel: light bodied, fairly crisp with a dry finish.
Flavor: interesting combination of wheat, caramel, sweet barley, peaches and roasted pecans. There is a mild hop bite in the finish.
Overall: extremely good as far as flavored/fruit beers go. The first pecan beer I can recall having where I can actually taste the pecan flavor. Well done Shiner!

Photo of Matto-UK
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarkQ617
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

I had this poured into a pint glass, my first review of a Shiner offering. The color is nice and inviting, a warm copper brown. The taste..well it's super fruity. Like very fruity. I like dunkelweizens in general, but this might have been a bit too much peach. I could have one of these around the holidays each year, but probably not more than that.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

I love it in a black & tan>

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4.12/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.76/5  rDev +34.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BirFan
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Interesting taste, with a fruity zing. Had to read about it here to figure out the fruit was peach, underlaid with pecans. The comparison to fruitcake is apt, but in a good way: doesn't taste stale or dull by any means. Enjoyed it very much last night as a complement to Texas bar-b-q at "The County Line on the Lake" in Austin.

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,248 ratings.