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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

968 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 16
Gots: 69 | 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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brownbeer

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 04:01:13 | More by brownbeer
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WakeandBake

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 16:14:27 | More by WakeandBake
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-25-2012 06:58:27 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Khazadum

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 00:25:37 | More by Khazadum
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OgreSanchez

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29%

07-28-2013 00:46:23 | More by OgreSanchez
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GregSVT

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 01:06:59 | More by GregSVT
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Grebdioz

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-28-2011 01:53:15 | More by Grebdioz
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 02:35:18 | More by silver0rlead
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Amp

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-22-2011 16:40:25 | More by Amp
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DavidST

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-05-2011 12:57:43 | More by DavidST
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-30-2014 04:07:48 | More by WVUbrew
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jeffjeff1

California

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 22:00:10 | More by jeffjeff1
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-25-2014 16:59:43 | More by Inglewood
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-16-2013 23:32:24 | More by wattoclone
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cfh64

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-08-2012 00:29:22 | More by cfh64
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a clear ruby brown color with a finger of off white foam. Aroma is strong with a sour peach flavor. Interesting... but not really appetizing.

Strong sweet peach flavor. Almost like a peach Jolly Rancher, but the sweetness isn't cloying. I'm not really detecting any other strong flavors. This does have a decent body, and doesn't finish too dry or too sweet. This tastes a lot better than I thought it would. Actually fairly drinkable.

A must try if you like peach flavored beers. An interesting diversion, and one of the better Shiner beers that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 03:20:31 | More by FickleBeast
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-06-2012 06:26:46 | More by HumphreyLee
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dgeebs07

New York

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

11-20-2013 22:42:07 | More by dgeebs07
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This holiday beer is brewed with peaches and pecans, an interesting combination. Pours a clear, dark, copper color. A thick, light brown head fades to a sudsy film leaving sheets of lace. Peaches dominate aroma masking most others. The combine with the light maltiness to give a candied impression. There might be slight notes of pecan, but it's hard to tell if that's the label planting things in my head.

Carmel malts, and a definite pecan nuttiness upfront. The sweet fruitiness of the peaches appears in the center along with a bit of spiciness. The finish is mildly bitter, especially in the aftertaste, which is reminiscent of the dryness of pecan husks. Highly carbonated, medium-bodied with a pleasing husky dryness in the finish.

A little sweet overall, but definitely a flavorful and interesting beer. The odd combination of pecans and peaches in a beer really works here.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 17:20:27 | More by EPICAC
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

01-12-2014 04:12:52 | More by abcramer
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-15-2012 16:47:12 | More by nheinzie57
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droomyster

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 01:44:27 | More by droomyster
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bundy462

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-01-2013 22:08:08 | More by bundy462
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-20-2012 03:35:16 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-21-2013 23:11:11 | More by Hallertau
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.