Shiner Holiday Cheer | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: German Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Atlas1 on 10-26-2008

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Ranking:
#37,440
Reviews:
426
Ratings:
1,666
pDev:
17.42%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,666 |  Reviews: 426
Photo of Gaddabble
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of izraelc
1.5/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Wow. Tastes like mad dog 20/20 mixed with Boones Farm. Nothing about this is good or cheerful. I've never met a beer I couldn't finish but damn I may have met my match.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a one finger white head that dissipates to the thin film with light lacing. Aroma of bready malt, peaches and a hint of pecan. Flavor is biscuit and bready malt, peaches, mild pecan with the peach up front and a pecan developing into the finish which has a light pecan husk astringency. Medium bodied with light creaminess. An odd holiday ale that is dominated by peach flavor. The flavor is a bit of a roller coaster, sweet, peachy and malty up front with the flavor dropping off a bit into a finish where the pecan comes to the fore, with bitterness that seems to be hops and pecan fiber. Interesting, with a bit more peach than I'd expect from a holiday beer. Maybe I've been gone from Texas too long. Fun for a change.

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Photo of jesuschrist666
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CopperMtnPlowboy
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ntjockey
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My taste is usually skewed to the “dark side” where stouts are my favorite, but I was surprised first by the fruity flavor and second by the nutty after-taste floating on the smooth dark wheat ale (surprisingly dark). I like it!

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Photo of EatonHops
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
2.24/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Tastes like fruity soda to me. Over carbonated to boot.

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Photo of Nass
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Peach on the aroma & taste, some malts, it's different. Overly sweet. Oh well at least now I can say that I have had a beer that was made with peach added to it. Cheers! B-

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Photo of BillDon
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Seasonal Shiners are way better then bock. The Peach taste comes through in this seasonal. It’s good enough to split with another but then I’m done.

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Photo of jcanales1
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boba_Booey
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. No bottling date found.
Clear, dark amber colored body. Quite a rising bubble show when back lit. One finger of off white head that sticks around. Good surface sheets of lacing.
Aroma certainly has a peach smell. Roasted malts and nutty also.
Taste is sweet with the peach and the roasted malts. Has a rather harsh taste overall, unrefined.
Medium mouth feel with good smoothness.
Unbalanced holiday beer that does not use the peach to best effect. It's as if the peach skin and the fruit next to the pit is the source of the peach flavor.

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Photo of chikinhammr
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It’s a Texas Christmas in a bottle. Subtle peach flavors atop even subtler pecan flavors. Limited availability makes me want it more than I would if it were available year round.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle. Beer pours with a very dark amber appearance with a light brown thin head. Really good aromas of dark fruit and malt. The taste had those dark fruits really come forward in a somewhat overpowering way. Decently creamy mouthfeel. Overall, the taste was a bit too potent for my tastes but I really loved the aromas.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brianf29
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesGrove
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tgdavis
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monorailred
4.39/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Demi
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Clear, dark amber. One finger of off-white head with good retention.

Smell: Fairly mild. Crisp malt with some fruitiness.

Taste: Mild bready malt, orange peel.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, high carbonation.

Overall: I'd hesitate to classify this a "dunkelweizen", even though that's technically what it is, due to the rather low level of flavor.

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Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,666 ratings