Shiner Holiday Cheer | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

BA SCORE
80
good
1,578 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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Shiner Holiday CheerShiner Holiday Cheer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Atlas1 on 10-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,578
Reviews:
401
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
17.56%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
513
For Trade:
0
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Photo of puboflyons
2.33/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. 2016 batch. Sampled on December 30, 2016.

Attractive looking amber-mahogany pour with a quick lasting head that fades fast with no lacing.

Ack! That aroma is crazy. Peaches, peaches, and more peaches. Smells like peach juice. No barley malts or hop sensation that I can pick up. Vegetable oil too. Highly disappointing.

Light body.

The taste is a tad better than the abrupt peach-like aroma but not by much. I get this peach juice character, a vague (very vague) bready note, and only the slightest of hop bite. But this might as well be a peach drink.

After 8 years on BA I do really try to keep an open mind and "respect beer" but I can't get why this is getting the better than average ratings it is getting. It seems so artificial. Maybe I got an old or bad bottle. Yeah, that will be my excuse.

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Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I was not a fan of the aroma profile on this at first, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Lots of dark malt on the nose, with some odd notes of overripe peach that seemed incongruous. These elements complemented each other a little better on the palate. This beer was actually quite drinkable, with a lingering bittersweet finish. Not one I'll be seeking out again, but not bad.

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Photo of KingBiscuit
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ATVIowa
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kendo
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is clear, dark coppery-amber with a small khaki-colored head. Lots of visible carbonation.

S: Pureed peaches and strawberries over a sweet malt foundation.

T: Meh. Nutty malt foundation is followed by overripe peaches. Finishes clean, though with a slight aftertaste of fruity sweetness.

M: Light in heft, active, fizzy carbonation.

O: Not impressed. Glad I only bought the single bottle. Merry Christmas to all and to all a [better beer than this one] . . . Good night!

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Photo of Omega_312
2.69/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Octoberist
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrJuengling
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griffin2
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
L - Poured a deep amber with a light tan head.
S - Smells of peaches.
T - Taste matches the smell, very peachy, with a little nuttiness. It has a nice maltiness on the finish.
F - Nicely carbonated.
O - I've been trying different holiday beers lately, and this one was different in a good way. Very nice drinking beer.

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Photo of wjoelbrooks
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint glass.

L: Pours a deep russet mahogany color with very little head.

S: Peach and other orchard fruits. Faint nutty aroma, too. Very pleasant on the nose.

T: Overwhelming grapefruit; so much grapefruit, in fact, that I didn't detect much else. I expected more peach, since it is so dominant on the nose. A bit yeasty in the aftertaste.

F: Somewhat crisp and dry. Feels thin and somewhat unsubstantial on the tongue.

O: A very solid holiday brew.

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Photo of jmg480
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schmaltz33
4.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beagleyx2
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMarcy78
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dudd
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treycotton
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alphakitty
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brew_ski
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frykid
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.53 out of 5 based on 1,578 ratings.
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