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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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1,099 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,099
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.8%
Wants: 27
Gots: 149 | 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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Photo of CMUbrew
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Reddish brown color with an off white head that sticks around nicely. Fair amount of carbonation visible.

S: Nice peach aroma. Smells like it could be sweet.

T: Initial peach juice flavor gives way to a nice nuttiness. Some dark wheaty notes linger in the aftertaste. Pretty much lives up to what you would expect being brewed with peaches and pecans.

M: Pretty light and drinkable. A little bit drying on the finish.

O: Definitely enjoyable. Delicious without being over the top.

CMUbrew, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Hallertau
4/5  rDev +13%

Hallertau, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of TruePerception
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

TruePerception, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of JayEvans813
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

JayEvans813, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of jdwilliamson79
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

jdwilliamson79, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +13%

JohnK17, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of UltimateLivewire
1.75/5  rDev -50.6%

UltimateLivewire, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of rtrasr
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

rtrasr, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

kingmaker, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

PatrickKlopfenstein, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not really a true Dunkelweizen this year, it has pecans, peaches and um....caramel color added.

Pours to a nice buff head and clear brown color. Aroma is peachy, nutty malty and grainy. No hops detected. Flavor is bold and complex with bitter pecan, peach and sweet grain notes. Mouthfeel is medium and pleasingly sticky. A good hearty winter brew that is askew but tasty.

EagleTalon, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of user785335
3/5  rDev -15.3%

user785335, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of kb2250
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kb2250, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Danegerous123
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Danegerous123, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of RyanAU
2.84/5  rDev -19.8%

RyanAU, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -1.1%

swgwilt, Dec 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

ZEB89, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +5.9%

ohyayitstrey, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

cw13, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

BryantForestry, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Localdrinklax, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

lilnicky068, Dec 15, 2013
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.