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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
Shiner Holiday CheerShiner Holiday Cheer

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996 Ratings

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Ratings: 996
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 18
Gots: 76 | 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 ONUMello
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass
A: Pecan-brown colored with a one-fingered head
S: Sweet wheat, a bit nutty, definitely peachy but it doesn't quite balance out
T: Tons of sweet peach. Too sweet, though. Some malt in the background but this is more like peachy candy rather than fresh peaches
M: Don't drink this before seeing the dentist... but schedule an appointment after you do
O: On paper the peach & pecan combo should work quite well but in practice it tastes candied and the sweetness is out of balance

ONUMello, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of wshell1
4/5  rDev +13.3%

wshell1, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of Ryan_Graham
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark reddish amber with a thin finger head that fades quickly with a decent amount of lacing. Gives off the aroma of beets or grapes. It's very sweet to the tongue. The taste is very similar to the smell, grapy with a hint of beets and citrus. The flavor doesn't last long however and you're not left with much of an aftertaste. But it's worth a try. I would certainly recommend it to a friend.

Ryan_Graham, Nov 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

dannycohen62, Nov 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

dgeebs07, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Falcone, Nov 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

mgernert, Nov 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

JohnCellona, Nov 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

kristougher, Nov 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

JoeMans, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Slay40, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

wattoclone, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

podes, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Lukebell15, Nov 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

CR19845, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

DesMoinesMike, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

bcsbeer, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with two fingers of tan head and few lacings. Smell is light fruitiness. Taste is sweet peachy malts with barely enough hops to support. A touch of the pecan shows up in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is clean and slick with a neutral finish. Overall a handsome beer and label. Easy drinker that would probably please the macro beer drinkers more than the craft drinkers due to low hop impact.
I enjoyed it and could detect no alcohol in the taste. Never did taste any wheat presence either.

Spikester, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Richardbeerlover
2.91/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Bought a six pack and poured into a glass. Not much head. Pours a nice reddish orange and the smell is fantastic. Great "natural flavored" peach smell. But when it comes to the taste there is not much peach or pecan taste at all. Tastes like a regular semi dark beer. I'm very disappointed in the taste. Not sure how a peach/pecan inspired beer has anything to do with Christmas. I think this would better be marketed as a summer type beer with the peach thing. Anyways if you like the smell of peaches this thing delivers. If you are looking for a peach and pecan tasting beer forget this one. I'm a big fan of Shiner beer but this is disappointing.

Richardbeerlover, Nov 10, 2013
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.