Shiner Holiday Cheer | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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3.56/5
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1,635 Ratings
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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:
#41,499
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
1,635
pDev:
17.42%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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4.16/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of BArunnerchick
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of shanegatter
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad, Interesting peach taste

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Photo of TheCos
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Ryan_Graham
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark reddish amber with a thin finger head that fades quickly with a decent amount of lacing. Gives off the aroma of beets or grapes. It's very sweet to the tongue. The taste is very similar to the smell, grapy with a hint of beets and citrus. The flavor doesn't last long however and you're not left with much of an aftertaste. But it's worth a try. I would certainly recommend it to a friend.

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Photo of salamiwagon
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KELDADDIO
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Great fruity nutty taste. Body is light and refreshing. It might be a bit too sweet for some. Body could be a slight deeper. This definitely a fall wheat. This will get me through the holiday season. This is another great Shiner spin. There is nothing really tasting quite like this. Great job.

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

Photo of 13tido
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew_ski
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a clear reddish brown color with an off white head on top. The retention is thin and there isn't any lacing. The smell of the beer to me was really impressive. I poured out and was overwhelmed by the peach in it. The smell is sweet like candy and won't appeal to most beer lovers out there. The taste is also sweet, again with peaches I wish the nuts came out a little more. The mouthfeel is very drinkable and easy going. Not bitter at all or cloying. Overall despite it's "artificial" aromas and flavors that it more than likely has... it's still a really good tasting beer in my opinion. I would prefer it if it wasn't artificial at all and all natural but either way I enjoy this beer. I feel it's a bit too clear to be a traditional Dunkelweizen as well. All in all I would drink this beer again though.

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Photo of g_tharp
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Hopmarc
4.11/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Suds
4.11/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a nice surprise...much better than I expected. The beer is a light chestnut color with a white head and a fizzy carbonation. The aroma is a mix of fruit, malt, and wheat...with a little yeast scent underneath. The taste, though, is really nice...peaches, lots of peaches, with sweet malt and a little wheat twang. Crisp due to the effervescence, which is essential to keep it from being too sweet. Medium in body and very enjoyable. Nice!

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Photo of Curt_rowe
4.11/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EricSloan
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a rich reddish mahogany color with a 1&1/4" light tan head that slowly settles to a thin island over much of the liquid. Sipping creates some patches and streaks of lacing. The foam is mostly gone by the end of the beer.

The aromas include some peach and nuttiness from the pecan, all mixed in with the malt.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with some peach, pecan, and sweetness from the malt. There's also a touch of mild bitterness from the hops

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly crisp from the persistent moderate carbonation. The finish is medium in length and begins as the sweetness gives way to the hop bitterness and the peach and pecan nut character begin to fade away into the slowly developing dryness.

Overall I liked this beer and would enjoy having another. While I don't expect to spend time deliberately seeking this beer this year I'll certainly be looking at having more next year. Its also a bit unique in that its not what I'd expect from a Dunkelweizen (there's no banana and clove), but I'm definitely liking the peach and pecan flavors here and so am rating more on personal preference than adherence to style.

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Photo of tubeyes
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark ruby, white head, leaving rings of lace.
S clove, spice, orange.
T more of the clove, spice, orange of the nose, with more malts.
M good carbonation, easy to drink, fruit aftertaste.
O good holiday brew, very cheery and flavorful

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Photo of Burd_alex73
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of InkedinRi
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of aprdck
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

There's just something about it..

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Photo of Foyle
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass
Appearance: pours a 2"+ sudsy head that falls slowly with some mild lacing. Color is a mostly clear reddish-brown. Some mild carbonation streams are visible.
Aroma: peaches are dominate, but also a bit of wheat grass, caramel and lightly toasted bread. Mouthfeel: light bodied, fairly crisp with a dry finish.
Flavor: interesting combination of wheat, caramel, sweet barley, peaches and roasted pecans. There is a mild hop bite in the finish.
Overall: extremely good as far as flavored/fruit beers go. The first pecan beer I can recall having where I can actually taste the pecan flavor. Well done Shiner!

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Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,635 ratings