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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,016 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,016
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 20
Gots: 93 | 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 CWhite
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

CWhite, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Troville1990, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To: Me
From: Shiner

A- Dark translucent brown-red color with a nice bubbly head that leaves a few globs of lace

S- Fresh peaches dominate the smell. Some sweet malty smell and a hint a pecan noted at the suggestion

T- Yummy wheat malt and peaches all the way home. Grainy, roasty, sweet. Becomes nicely nutty as it warms up

M- Shiner never wows me with their "flaccid" carbonation. Moderate body with some chewy-ness

D- The added peach flavor really detracts from drinkability. However, this beer has enough character to be a delight all by itself(rather than paired with a meal)

EnojysAnyBeer, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

StArnoldFan, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

ilikebeer03, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of kodt
4/5  rDev +13.3%

kodt, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nose is highly peachy with spicy notes. Smells kind of like a fruit-flavored soda - almost like peach Fresca, only more peaches-and-creamy.

Pours a dark caramel color, good clarity, mild foamy head.

First sip shows some bitterness and soft peachy, creamy, fruity flavors. A little malt, mild dry roast notes and drop of caramel sweetness. Splash of floral hop. More bitterness acts like a mechanical hum white nose in the background. Deeper peach notes - some sips really come close to the feeling of the wonderful canned peaches I love. I can't really detect the pecan (pronounced 'pee-can', not 'pa-con' round here), but I do get some dry, oily, nutty notes that I attribute more the malt than actual nuts. Then again, I don't think I've ever had a beer with real nuts in it so I can't say. Deeper sweetness, and the bitterness subsides for the most part. Medium body with syrupy feeling (think 'peaches with medium syrup') and moderate carbonation. Perhaps the creaminess is from the wheat?

What a funny thing to come from Shiner. I love the idea, and the beer's not bad either. It's fun and different and, well, peachy! Prosit!

MrHungryMonkey, Nov 10, 2008
Photo of BrownAleMale
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured in a Kasteel goblet.

Appearance- Dark brown to the eye, but when put to the light a dark blood red is revealed. White tiny head that disappears like a rabbit in a hat.

Smell- Tons of peach with toasted pine nuts.

Taste- Once again lots of peach but not to much to over take the actual beer itself. A piney hops on the back end.

Mouthfeel- Light mouthfeel that is very properly carbonated. Makes for a very easy drinker.

Overall- A nice tasty change of pace holiday beer. My biggest gripe is that I've had it 3 years in a row and the taste changes every single time. I would prefer more consistency.

BrownAleMale, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium amber with a off-white foamy head.

Smell: Peaches and roasted malt.

Taste: Peaches and roasted pecans with underlying malty sweetness. Mild spicy earthy hop. Finish is dryish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light.

Drinkability: Not too bad, but too fruity for me to go more than one bottle at a time.

JackieTH, Dec 05, 2010
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Beer21, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

ItsBeer4Me, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is an amber, carbonated beer with modest foam that quickly disappeared. Peaches, peaches, and more peaches--it is difficult to pick out any else from the peachy saturated aroma. A decent mouthfeel. The wheat character is definitely present, adding some texture to the experience.

The flavor is more in the sweet peach department with a dash of holiday spice at the end.

Sweetness and the extent of the peach is a bit too much for this beer enthusiast.

BeardedBoffin, Nov 25, 2009
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3/5  rDev -15%

user785335, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of PatrickJR
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into weizen glass.

Really, this beer should be viewed as an American Dark Wheat as it shares virtually nothing in common with a dunkelweizen. It's not that it's a bad dunkel, it's just that it simply IS NOT a dunkel. That being said, I'm rating this as a flavored wheat and not a dunkelweizen.

A - Perfectly clear, with a rust colored hue. Off white head rises between a finger and two. Retention is fairly short, no lace.

S - Huge peach aroma, as if one had been freshly sliced. Not much noticable malt or hop character but I believe the roasted pecans are pulling through somewhat.

T - A sweetness comes on at first with some of the roasted pecan flavor. The brew dries out a bit and sourness from the wheat malt makes an appearance. Mid palate sees a spike in the peach flavor, which tapers quickly into a sourness and earthy, almost metallic bitterness.

M - Fairly light bodied with lively carbonation. High carbonation and light body works well with the peach character, but does little to enhance the malt profile.

D - The peach is definitely the focus of this beer but it isn't overpowering. A simple beer overall, but certainly tasty. One of Shiner's better offerings.

PatrickJR, Dec 09, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

BJasny, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Pens1967, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

videofrog, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

MaddDogg84, Mar 25, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -64.6%

Sazz9, Aug 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

WritersBlock, Jan 01, 2012
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.