Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery
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3.85/5 rDev +9.1%
Received as one of the numerous extras in a trade with JJFoodie. Thanks!
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with twist-off cap into a snifter glass.
Pours a clear mahogany hue with a finger of light beige foam that lingers momentarily before disappearing into a thick crown that leaves no trace of itself on the walls of the glass as it fades away.
Aroma is a fruity mix of peaches, apricots, and blueberries, with a hint of underlying nuttiness and brown sugar.
A little on the light side, with a medium body and a mild carbonation. Sweet up front, with a mild maltiness that is encircled by sweet peach juice. The middle is embodied by a very dry combination of nuts and herbaceous hops, with a bit of a gritty nature that carries through into the dry, nutty finish.
Very interesting and rather drinkable, though the finish is perhaps a bit too astringent. Peaches are not the sort of fruit I generally think of when it comes to winter, though having been born and raised in The Peach State on the site of an old pecan plantation, I do very much enjoy both peaches and pecans, and the combination in a beer is pleasant, unexpected, and uncommon. Certainly recommended.
12-10-2009 04:17:38 | More by superdedooperboy
3.23/5 rDev -8.5%
A- Awefully clear for a Dunkelweisse. Red/amber with, I think, the most bubbles i've ever seen rising to a frothy head.
S- Peachy? Yes. Also, somewhat of a dirty dish sponge note that is off-putting and some sweet malt.
T&M- Fairly muddled taste, but clearly peachy. Slightly nutty in the finish, but the highlights for me were caramel and vanilla in the mid-palate, and a nice malty mouthfeel. Gets a little better as it warms.
Not a very desirable beer by any means and definately a stretch calling this a Dunkelweiss.
11-13-2009 04:01:13 | More by brownbeer
3.95/5 rDev +11.9%
Pours a amber orange with a thick off white head. Leaves good lacing due to head staying for most of the beer.aroma is very fruity like peaches, pears, apricots, and maybe some honey. Very Nice!Taste is of peaches a hint of vanilla and the roasted peacans very balanced for a fruit beer. Medium body with low carbonation and a dry finish!
A very easy drinking beer! Very Nice! Im going to hide one of these away for the 4th of July.
12-26-2008 16:14:27 | More by WakeandBake
3.7/5 rDev +4.8%
Huge thanks to my buddy Trevor for this beer. Nice little seasonal trade in person at the COP. I wish I had a weizen glass to serve this in, alas I'll use my favorite pint glass.
A- Creamy wheat head that is very typical of this style. Carbonation generates little pillars of giant bubbles that spark up here and there disrupting the cloudscape. Has pretty good retention with hints of future lacing that I may enjoy.
A solid rusty brown body... umbar if you will, that is easy enough to see through with a back light. This little trick revealed the massive amounts of carbonation pumped into this beer.
S- No wonder this is called cheer! This son of a bitch is Christmas in a bottle! I definitely get the peaches here. Unbelievably strong aroma with a nutty and cherry background. I wish pecan was a bit more portrayed, but this is delicious! There is a hint of fresh air to it... the peaches explode, fade as a breeze of clean air wafts through, and than come back for round two.
T- The flavors can't compare to the nose. I wish they were as amazing, but alas they are muted. It opens malty with some biscuit flavors that linger around until a peach flavor evolves from the back of my palate. Its presence is made known as the malts finish saturating their particular receptor. This fruity sweetness doesn't die off like the malts and actually becomes the finish. The only addition that I can detect is finally the nutty presence that could be pecans, but isn't strong enough to call it so.
M- Medium body which I almost want to call full. It has creamy tendencies, and a bubbly finish. The lingering flavors are perfect. This is probably one of the bigger surprises of my tasting career as of yet.
D- I like this beer a lot. I've had beers from this particular brewery before, and wasn't impressed. This is a whole new level from them. It is easy to drink, tasty, and unique to a point.
11-30-2010 00:25:37 | More by Khazadum
3.88/5 rDev +9.9%
12oz bottle poured into a pint 1554 pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola-like brown with a small tan head that fades to near nothing and leaves no lacing.
S: The nose is unlike any other I've ever had. Big candied fruit sweetness, malty, and a hint of peaches.
T: Taste is peaches, peaches, and more peaches with a malty backbone. It's pretty sweet and I'd like to see a bit more hops to balance this out a bit.
M: Light and refreshing with a tiny bit of creaminess from the carbonation. About par for Shiner but I'd like to see a bit more body seeing as how this is a Dunkel.
D: I could have two or maybe 3 before the sweetness got to me. I'd also buy again if only to share with friends and family.
If you see it grab at least one bottle to try. The interesting Peach component makes this pretty unique at least from a TX brewer.
11-17-2009 01:06:59 | More by GregSVT
3.65/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a light brown color with a frothy beige head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is a nice blend of peaches, caramelized pecans, wheat, toasted bread, and a hint of bourbon. The flavor has some peaches in syrup notes upfront, along with a pecan nuttiness, a bit of toasted bread and caramel, wheat twang, earthy hops, and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium and drinkability is pretty good. An interesting and unique dunkel, with an amazing aroma but it's too sweet to have more than one.
10-27-2010 02:35:18 | More by silver0rlead
3.73/5 rDev +5.7%
I picked this up at the Class Six at Travis AFB.
Appearance- golden brown color, good size head
Smell- malt, peaches, pecan, interesting
Taste- mostly peaches, very nice
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- pretty good, I love the flavor. The flavor of peaches in this beer are awesome.
11-13-2010 22:00:10 | More by jeffjeff1
3.73/5 rDev +5.7%
Pours a clear brown with a long lasting tan head. The nose delightfully packed with fruit and spices. I get a lot of raspberry aroma with a bit of molasses, cinnamon, and something like all spice. The flavors are considerably more simple than the nose, with most of the spice coming together to taste something like gingerbread. Raspberry/cranberry flavors are also quite prominent. A cranberry essence and tea-like bitterness linger long. Not a bad beer by any means, but doesn't live up the promise of its nose.
12-21-2010 01:44:27 | More by droomyster
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
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