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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Holiday CheerShiner Holiday Cheer

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967 Ratings

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Ratings: 967
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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1.6/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I don't want to write too much, since I have wasted enough time with this beer.

It is an average beer with what tastes like a bad Jolly Rancher dropped in it. I'm not sure if you like fruity beer, but even if you do, this is just not good. I rarely leave a beer in my fridge, they eventually get drunk, but this didn't.

I only kept one because I wanted a friend of mine to taste how bad it was. He didn't mind it that much. I guess there is no accounting for taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 23:06:52 | More by AMERADJUNCTPROF
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

07-26-2013 05:19:01 | More by OutsideDream86
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5/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect Christmas beer. The flavors of pecans and peaches are subtle and not over powering like that crap made with water from Lake Michigan. This is a truly sessionable Christmas beer. There is no need to put anything girly around the rim of the glass to kill the taste, it is great on it's own. I am drinking it right now!

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2013 17:19:52 | More by Idrinksomuch
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5/5  rDev +42%

06-29-2014 21:35:35 | More by Bryon_Howell
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-29-2014 05:23:34 | More by ronnie-emily
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-19-2012 04:15:53 | More by sethmk


3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-19-2011 02:54:23 | More by ANDROSMERE
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4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

12-06-2012 06:07:02 | More by SwoopMasterT
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3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of any Shiner offering, and I always try the seasonal beers they release--most of the time it's just once. This is one of their better brews, and I can see myself buying many more sixers of this during the holidays. Beer looks much like their other dark offerings (Shiner Black, Dunkelweisen), smell is really peachy and fruity, nice head, good lacing. The mouthfeel is somewhat thin, but has good carbonation. Taste is really fruity, almost tangy, with a slight nuttiness at the end.

Great beer, one of Shiner's best in my opinion. The fruitiness was a nice surprise, would recommend this beer to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 03:22:58 | More by hookem2oo7
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-20-2011 22:05:55 | More by tucsonbrewer
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1.85/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I would not bother to dis a beer just because I didn't like it but this beer crossed the line by labeling itself as a Dunkelweizen.

I was fortunate enough to live in Germany for three years. I don't claim to be an expert but Dunkelweizen was one of my top three favorite German styles and I tried it everywhere I saw it (including every example in the BJCP). This beer misses the Dunkelweizen mark in every category.

A - The color is a quite lovely ruby hue but the beer is much too clear. Dunkelweizen is traditionally unfiltered with a strong protein haze that is apparent even if you don't swirl the sediment.

S - The peach smell is pretty nice but the beer lacks all of the phenol and ester aromas that make Dunkelweizens mouthwatering.

T - I was looking forward to the peach in this beer and it was nice but a little strong, perhaps because most of the other expected flavors were missing. There is an obvious Munich component to this beer but there is little else that is found in an authentic Dunkelweizen. No banana or clove. Muted esters. No breadiness from the yeast.

M - The mouthfeel is decent but it missing the "heft" of an unfiltered wheat beer.

O - Compared to other American wheat beers and/or fruit beers I find this one to be average but I will be the first to admit that this is not my style. If Spoetzl had marked this beer as Dark American Wheat I still wouldn't like it but I would be forced to give it slightly higher marks. As it stands, the "Old World Dunkelweizen" on the box is an outright lie.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 01:10:45 | More by ProfessorK
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5/5  rDev +42%

11-23-2011 02:45:48 | More by Triolent
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-03-2011 00:53:26 | More by TKEFrat523
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

09-16-2012 22:49:41 | More by tcstew
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

10-03-2013 21:37:37 | More by Ruggerus
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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer tastes 10x better on tap than bottle. The bottle taste reminds me of sour milk on the after taste. Have you ever tasted your own ear wax? Well after drinking this you might be able to recall that. Now, why I say ear wax??...well I tasted my ear wax numerous times out of curiosity. I wouldn't buy this beer. I'd rather bum off someone else.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 07:05:29 | More by goldenboi187
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-09-2013 01:26:13 | More by dana_h
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Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.