Shiner Holiday Cheer | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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80
good
1,578 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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:
514
For Trade:
0
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Pours chestnut brown, tan head.
Smell is all peaches, no trace of any weizen. Smells like a can of peaches in syrup.
The peach taste starts things out but the finish and is the dull American wheat beer taste.
This would be much better with the more of the banana taste of a decent dunkel weizen to go along with the peach sweetness.

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Mostly clear, the color of partially artificial maple syrup. Head is sandy-tan and foamy, with excellent retention. Beer appears at least moderately viscous. Peaches, an almost sweet-roasted nuttiness (although I wouldn't have guessed this was from actual pecans), and suggestions of bread on the nose. Palate denotes peaches, nuts, toffee, wheat bread, and a herbal to earthy bitterness, more along the lines of an English ale than a German wheat. This goes very well with peach and pecan flavors, in my opinion. Medium-bodied, though perhaps light for the style. Softer, sparser, sloshable carbonation. A creamy-smooth drinker.

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Shiner Holiday Cheer brewed by Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner, with an ABV of 5.40% This brew pours out a nice brown color with a nice off white head. The smell of Holiday Cheer is rich with grapefruit citrus, peaches. There is also a nice mix of grains,malts , and hops. It is different but in a good way. There is a lot going on in the smell of this brew. The smell of this brew is really inviting. Now for the taste, it is rich with flavors, you first pick up on the fruit sweetness. Then you pick up on the grains and malts. I really like how this brew pulls everything together. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, this brew has a super nice balance to it. I like how rich this brew is but yet it is so smooth . I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. The month feel of Shiner Holiday Cheer is Bold, Rich , Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Shiner Holiday Cheer a 4.75 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner, did a real nice job with this brew. If you are looking for a different type of Holiday brew look this one up.

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