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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Atlas1 on 10-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,818
Reviews:
409
Ratings:
1,604
pDev:
17.42%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
529
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,604 |  Reviews: 409
Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gtlloyd
1.56/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Taste a little like peach robitussan. This was a drain pour.

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Photo of jasjasjasjas
1/5  rDev -71.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

quite possibly the worst beer i've ever tasted. tastes like someone mixed a wine cooler with a dunkel. don't pour it in a glass. smell makes it worse. wtf is wrong with you people giving this a 3??

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Photo of IsaacCraft
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite Christmas beer. I look forward to it every year and now that I live in Korea I hate that I can't get it anymore. The spices and fruit really come through and make me think of Christmas dinner with my family.

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Photo of azentay174
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dukeandduke
2.58/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

5/28/17 (Fox River Grove). 12 oz bottle poured into standard pint glass. Cherry red pour, minimal head. Peach and cinnamon aroma. Peach taste, somewhat watery, minimal carbonation, smooth drinking. Overall mediocre offering.

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Photo of ajdemma
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of digitalflood
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 futiledevices
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of megamick
2.48/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jaker07
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

I bought a bottle of this off the single shelf at Binnys. It poured a clear rich amber with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of ripe fruit and nut. The taste is fruit leaning. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of basaywhat
3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark red/amber with a moderate head that faded to a light little lacing. Aroma was of sweet fruity peach. Taste starts off kind of malty with peach in the mix. It finishes with mild hops and slightly pecan nutty aftertaste.

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Photo of S-Taylor
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ashmothma
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adam1993
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of liam_mcnulty
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Vetbidder
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

So to me the scent of this beer is actually enviting. Peaches on the edge of a malty base if not seeming a little too peachy. Maybe a little grape juice scented. I like the flavor. It's a beery drink with a peach ending. I like the sweet/bitter fight at the end of this beer. The only downside is the sweetness does linger on the palate a bit. It's really carbonated and a bit watery. Decent holiday beer if you ask me.

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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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