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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

962 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 962
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
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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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-04-2013 04:58:20 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-21-2013 23:11:11 | More by Hallertau
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bundy462

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint...

A: Light mahogany color with about a fingers worth of head that settles to a nice foamy ring, little lacing to speak of.

S: I like the smell strong peaches with a nutty pecan aroma.

T: First thing to hit me is a pleasant hit of caramel malt, followed quickly by a blend of peaches and pecans with a hint of clove and yeast. Nice clean finish, leaving a slight peachy aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is crisp and slightly dry.

D: Low ABV and interesting mix of flavors and smells... very night little beer.

Another good beer from Shiner, different and good.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 05:51:35 | More by mralphabet
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-20-2013 03:12:13 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

01-12-2014 20:25:34 | More by TaylorK
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MNPikey

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

11-29-2013 19:42:41 | More by MNPikey
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beeragent

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - The beer pours a deep amber, forming a good 1 inch head, leaving light spots of lace that slide down the glass.

S - Strong peach aroma dominates the nose. Detection of anything else is minimal.

T - Strong taste of peach up front, followed by a hint of wheat malt, and a very noticeable nutty finish in the flavor. Highly enjoyable!

M - Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and good carbonation.

D - Great flavor, low alcohol, and smooth drinkability makes this a very holiday sessionable ale. With that said, its almost impossible to view this as a dunkelweizen. I dont see many traits of a dunkelweizen in this beer, and IMO should be considered a fruit beer. Highly drinkable and delicious!!!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 01:45:04 | More by beeragent
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one at The Chimes... 12 oz. bottle served with a pilsner glass.

This one surprised me... not a typical take on a Holiday beer. This was almost more of a peach-infused beer than anything else. A very dominant peach taste, but also pecans and other spices.

It wasn't bad, really. I could have gone for multiple in a session no problem, but there is always other beer to check out.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 03:20:48 | More by theboozecruise
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-22-2013 00:54:42 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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MCain04

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

Amber red and clear body with a medium sized cream head of great retention and lacing. A really nice looking brew.

Aroma is of sweet peaches and a strong malty backbone. Not getting much pecan in the aroma though.

Taste is heavy on the peach with a more substantial wheat backbone, a hint of pecan but minimal. No bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, a little stickiness, smooth.

Overall a nice light peach dunkel that might be better during the warmer months, but surely enjoyed more than expected. Would have been nice to get more pecans though.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 14:46:27 | More by MCain04
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

02-06-2013 09:29:34 | More by Michaeldmanley
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours chestnut brown, tan head.
Smell is all peaches, no trace of any weizen. Smells like a can of peaches in syrup.
The peach taste starts things out but the finish and is the dull American wheat beer taste.
This would be much better with the more of the banana taste of a decent dunkel weizen to go along with the peach sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 20:33:00 | More by confer
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phisig137

Virginia

2.42/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a deep copper mahogany color with a one finger head with moderate retention. Nice cap of foam, and a touch of lace are left behind.

S- Completely dominated by peaches. At least they smell like actual peaches, and not completely artificial as many fruit beers can.

T- Again, mostly dominated by fruit, this time slightly artificial. There is a hint of caramel and sweet malt on the finish, but you've got to be looking for it. Pecans are nowhere to be found.

M- A little on the thin side, but good enough for what it is.

D- Decent at best. Peach flavor becomes overwhelming after about half a glass. I'm not sure that I'll be finishing this six pack.

In the end, if they were trying to make a peach beer, they nailed it. That being said, this is most certainly NOT a dunkelweizen. Furthermore, I'm a little pissed at Spoetzl honestly... I see the neck of the bottle peaking above the cardboard holder, and it claims to be "A Bavarian style dark wheat". "Sounds great!" I thought to myself. It wasn't until I got home that the little tidbit about peaches and pecan showed itself at the very bottom of the label. In the end, I guess it is my fault for not reading the entire label in the store, but honestly, if you're making something that smacks you across the face with peach like this... it needs to be more clearly advertised as such.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 23:57:33 | More by phisig137
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seand

California

2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a dark red amber with a finger or two of thick tan head. Looks quite nice, really, until the head dissipates, which happens fairly quickly, resulting in not much lacing.

S: Strong peach with a background of nuttiness. Like a a sugary peach drink and almonds. Strange.

T: Sweet peach again, finishing slightly dry.

M: Medium carbonation, fairly smooth, medium to light body.

D: It's too weird to be drinkable for me. I guess if you like the peach-beer characteristic it would be quite drinkable, given the fairly low ABV and nice mouthfeel.

Quite an odd beer. Probably worth trying for the experience if you can split a single bottle with someone else - a full 12oz bottle was a bit much of this for me, and I have no desire to get more.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 00:25:17 | More by seand
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-26-2012 19:06:51 | More by GaryMarkle84
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Scuttlebutt 10 Degrees Below. Not a Dunkelweizen, but the closest thing I had.

A: Clear dark amber with one-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Smells like sweet fruit-punch. Not necessarily a bad thing, unless it tastes that way too.

T: Wow, peach (bad). Solid sweetness and light bitterness. The malt character comes through a bit.

M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: Eh, smells way to sweet and tastes almost as sweet. I guess this is good for holiday parties...or something. I won't compare to the Scuttlebutt since they were less similar than I had hoped they would be.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 04:02:16 | More by SolipsismalCat
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-09-2014 19:46:15 | More by IAmHollywood13
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bboven

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dark mahogany in color, finger of head that stays; it's very clear, and that's not quite to style, but all in all, very nice looking.

Smells overwhelmingly like cherries, and a little yeast action.

Wow. This tastes like fruit cocktail. I mean, if there wasn't a slightly bitter finish, I would think I was back in my school cafeteria slurping something 'in heavy syrup'.

Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, slightly drying.

Where's the beer? This is pretty strange, very non-dunkelweizen. If you like really sweet, fruity alcoholic beverages though, this one is for you.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 23:34:03 | More by bboven
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15%

12-17-2013 22:50:19 | More by RyanAU
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-05-2012 02:22:43 | More by ruckus232
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-05-2012 20:56:49 | More by meanmutt
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-19-2012 17:44:47 | More by TrojanWheels
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-16-2014 20:33:36 | More by pat_usher
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Poured a thick, light-tan head with appropriate weizen retention. Pristine copper beer.

S-Overwhelimingly of peaches, sweet and fruity. One-dimensional.

T-The peaches are very prominent. Some malts were under there somewhere... When malts did poke through the peach, they tended toward bready and caramelly. Some nuances of the added pecans also appeared subtley. No bitterness. This brew was sweet and peachy.

M-Moderate-high carbonation. Medium body. The sweetness adds a lot of perceived fullness to the body.

D-Low. This beer is overly fruity, making a beer that's a bit too one-dimensional, focusing on the fruit while seemingly leaving the rest of the beer behind.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 15:54:11 | More by CHSLBrew
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