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Shiner Holiday Cheer | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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3.56/5
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1,604 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Atlas1 on 10-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,786
Reviews:
409
Ratings:
1,604
pDev:
17.42%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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Photo of bocephus63
1.95/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

If you're a fan of peach and pecan you'll be very happy. I'm not so I didn't care for this.

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Photo of Aschakes
1.99/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of avisong
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of jheezee
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of RegalBeagle
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of javahead71
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of gnaztee
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of JLSIV
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of Kahlerbock
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of TexAggie011
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of FXRGuy
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of jmathis
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of Jeff3918
2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not my favorite. Have had better Shiner beers. I'll give them unique on this one!

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Photo of garyford
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of Rschimmell
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of ChaosKittyXJ9
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of caahare
2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DuffDaddy
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of jhenson1
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of Thothamon
2.04/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of largadeer
2.06/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A dunkelweizen brewed with peaches, pecans and delicious natural flavor and caramel color. On a day like this, what could be better than some crisp refreshing natural flavor?

The beer is the color of mahogany with ruby red highlights and perfect clarity, which I find a little odd for a dunkelweizen. The head crackles and dissipates like a can of soda poured into a paper cup. Looks exactly like Coke, actually.

Sweet and tart peaches and cream greet the nose first; more like cream soda actually. Toasted pecans and whole wheat toast are present as well. It's on the sweet side, and oddly artificial smelling.

Cola, peaches, strawberries, caramel and pecans are dominant on the tongue, along with a touch of nutmeg and chocolate. It's very sweet and syrupy, though the body is thin and carbonation high. It finishes on a dry note, with some lingering bitterness, Cherry Coke and peach. This is strange, unsettling stuff; it's like a soda/beer hybrid. If you're the type of person that adds shots of vodka to their RC Cola, you may enjoy this, but otherwise it's best avoided.

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Photo of NickMarquardt
2.06/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tastes like a peach blunt wrap. I'm not sure what that spice is, but it comes across artificial and overpowering. It's all I can taste, and it isn't good.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.08/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.75

Shiner Holiday Cheer pours a dark amber color with not much head. Big fake peach aroma. Flavor is just peach, nothing else. Good feel. Overall, its just carbonated peach juice.

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Photo of TexIndy
2.11/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (no dating info but new seasonal so it's fresh) into a pint glass. It was mahogany color with some carb and slight lacing. It has a good sized light beige head that took awhile to fade.

The was peach, peach and more peach. Never really got a whiff of the underlying base beer. I like peaches but this was too much. Same for the taste. Very one dimensional and cloying. It also clashed with the base flavor.

Overall, nasty and a drain pour. One and done. Very glad I got a single instead of a sixer. Another sub-par effort from Shiner - a faded Texas icon. Avoid.

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Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,604 ratings
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