Shiner Holiday Cheer | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

BA SCORE
80
good
1,581 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
Read the review
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:
1,581
Reviews:
403
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
17.56%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
519
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,581 |  Reviews: 403
Photo of BeenTired
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark ruby color with a fingers worth of head that slowly fades down pretty much nothing

S: Peaches and malt stand out the most, providing a moderate sweetness and interesting fruitiness. Not much else behind that

T: Follows the nose, with the addition of some pecan notes coming through to cut sweetness and the huge peachy notes from the nose. Definitely starts with the malt and peaches out front, but the pecans come in shortly after to provide balance. Finishes with lingering peach and pecan notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Definitely interesting and different for a winter brew and dunkelweizen, but a good iteration if you want just that. The peach and pecan certainly mark the brew, which is a good thing (for the sake of being different). Worth seeking out, which isn't easily said for any other Shiner beer

 851 characters

Photo of Burt
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NCMatt
2.64/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Was very sweet, even for a dunkel. First beer in months i've had to give away.

78 characters

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

Photo of bobbyhands
4.27/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfect color great taste really enjoyed it should be rated higher

66 characters

Photo of ranger7
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice winter option. Good alternative to the typical dark Winter Warmers.

72 characters

Photo of Dharmafor1
4.28/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft. Fruity aroma. Smooth and very drinkable, with a hint of peach. Although this is a seasonal I could drink it in the summer.

141 characters

Photo of BRob1023
4.51/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer advocate made me do this

29 characters

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

I don't like fruity beer. But this stuff is different. I like this.

67 characters

Photo of Zooman_44
4.31/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A cheerful beer at the end of the year.

39 characters

Photo of torwart68
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tavo2311
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EddieJoe
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdlb44
2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cvengeance
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of En29356
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CelticBelly1
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nedboff
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Medium Amber, fragrant head fades quickly to a small swirl, smell of peach and primary taste of pecan over a medium sweet malt base. A nice holiday beer!

 154 characters

Photo of grahuba
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed it.

39 characters

Photo of Shandycan
4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brownish-copper with golden edges. The peaches come through in the nose and flavor profile too. The finish was tart and dry and was accompanied by an odd aftertaste.

 165 characters

Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.53 out of 5 based on 1,581 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.