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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,012 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,012
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 20
Gots: 90 | 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 beerdrifter
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

beerdrifter, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of fishguyac
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

fishguyac, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Mosstrooper
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mosstrooper, Dec 19, 2009
Photo of GRPunk
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

GRPunk, Dec 20, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

ArtZan, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of mwar
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

mwar, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Hallertau
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Hallertau, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of chilidog
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

chilidog, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of jondeelee
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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).

jondeelee, Aug 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

fehrminator, Dec 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Slay40, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

zbooks, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

swgwilt, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Amp, Dec 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

richbrew, Dec 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

JSchock7, Dec 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

WVUbrew, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

LightnerLiquorKS, Nov 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

bundy462, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ExaltedNecrosis, Dec 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

wattoclone, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of superdedooperboy
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

superdedooperboy, Dec 10, 2009
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 1,012 ratings.