Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery
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3.58/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.
Poured a dark ruby hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured seriously fruity esters and a soft sweetness.
The taste was likewise fruity with a grainy caramel and grassy hop.
The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.
Overall a tasty and very quaffable beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-24-2014 00:38:36 | More by plaid75
3.43/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
Serving type: growler
01-18-2014 00:37:03 | More by Craigory
3.68/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 00:24:01 | More by superspak
3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
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
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 06:35:47 | More by BucannonXC5
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
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