Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery
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3.55/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
12-09-2008 06:24:45 | More by PatrickJR
3.43/5 rDev -2.8%
Poured from 12oz bottle into pilsner glass.
Appearance: Light cola color with a thick beige head that dissipates slowly with a bit of lace.
Smell: Wheat and yeast under sweet pecans and peach.
Taste: Sweet malt beginning, finishing with hints of wheat and strong peach flavor.
Mouthfeel: Thin with light carbonation and refreshing finish.
Dribnkability: Decent beer overall. Quite drinkable and a light, refreshing beer for the holiday season. Would go well with pecan pie or a Christmas dinner.
12-19-2009 04:58:26 | More by Mosstrooper
3.08/5 rDev -12.7%
Clear mahogany pour with one finger head that fades quickly with minimal lacing. Nutty, fruity nose with subtle hints of peaches along with brown sugar, and caramel. Taste is dominated by the sweet malt with hints of peaches, toffee, and maple syrup. The mouthfeel is syrupy and sickly sweet. The description of this beer sounded interesting, but Shiner definitely didn't pull it off. Way too sweet for my tastes.
12-23-2012 21:23:29 | More by beerdrifter
3.53/5 rDev 0%
Bottle poured into a weizen glass.
A- A moderate pour and sediment swirl produced a 1-1/2 finger, khaki head that drops pretty quickly to 1/2 finger. The body was a very clean bronze with moderate carbonation. I expected some haze or yeasty sediment, but got a really clean look. There was some pretty good, sticky webbing left on the glass.
S- There was a big hit of peach initially, which pretty well dominated throughout. There were some dark, bready notes and nutty aromas that just peeked through with a little warmth that went a long way to improve my overall impression.
T- There was a mix of sweet peaches and dark bread (coming off as kinda' fruitcake-like or even as toasted and buttered panettone). It all combined for a pleasant, holiday mix.
M- It's really clean for a dunkelweizen, boardering on thin. Yet, there were kind of syrupy aspects. It had fairly heavy carbonation.
D- For any faults as a dunkelweizen, it's actually pretty good as a flavored holiday beer. I could see putting a few back at the big family Christmas gatherings. It would probably compliment the rich, Christmas dishes quite nicely.
12-20-2010 04:24:47 | More by GRPunk
3.5/5 rDev -0.8%
This was the first holiday beer i saw this year. Bought it in late october, Tried one mid-nov.
Pours a nut-ruby color. off-white dirty looking head maintains alittle with little lace.
Mind carbonation sends peach jam on toaste to the nose. Toasted malts and pecan round out the flavor profile.
A mild hop with slight bittering leaves the mouth slight dry with lingering esters of peach.
Overall an interesting holiday beer id say by its self. A good reason to break out those tasteing glasses for family to try before they commit and waist a good beer.
11-14-2010 11:51:04 | More by chilidog
3.08/5 rDev -12.7%
Smells of peaches and very light grains, and is almost tea-like in this aspect; there is little on the nose to remind that this is a beer.
Thankfully, the power of the peach scent is toned down in its translation to the tongue, for although peach flavors are the first to wash over the tastebuds, they quickly give way and melt into nutty grain flavors, with a subtle undercurrent of pecan oils. Caramel flavors can also be pulled from the palate, as well as a light smattering of hops that gives a decent bitterness and helps counter the sugary peaches. The toasted grain/pecan flavors are what lingered the longest on my tongue, providing a nice aftertaste. I did find the brew to be slightly over-carbonated, and such fizziness actually proved distracting when trying to analyze the flavors.
Overall, this is a decently-balanced beer, the peach and pecan flavors mingling nicely with the malts and hops (and not over-poweringly so, which was a real concern when I'd only smelled the brew).
08-13-2011 20:41:02 | More by jondeelee
3.95/5 rDev +11.9%
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)
01-08-2009 01:18:08 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
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