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Shiner Holiday Cheer | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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1,588 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:
#39,435
Reviews:
405
Ratings:
1,588
pDev:
17.42%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice chestnut color with good clarity and about 2 fingerrs of sticky brown tinged head. Smells extremely fruity on the nose with hints of dunkel components, dark fruits, just a hint of peach, some toasty malt.

Actually works out better than i thought it would. Almost like a dunkel meets a roasty toasty english brown meets a fruit beer. Sweet peach juice up front rolls into other dark fruits along the mid-palate and some weizen flare, creamy body but not too heavy, prickly carbonation. Just enough bitterness on the back end with a big roasted malt and toasted bread flavor to balance the sweetness. Toasty flavors linger on the palate. It does finish a little soapy however with what feels like a bit of alcohol heat which is strange for such a flavorful beer at a low abv. but overall it is definitely something different for the holidays. I wouldn't call it a dunkelweizen however it is a very unique take on a fruit beer that combines some other interesting traits from other styles. Something you can have a few of with a unique flavor.

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Photo of Gilly1980
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ValpoExpo
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A simply unique seasonal Christmas beer! Living in NE Ohio we are fortunate enough to enjoy Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Thirsty Dog's 12 Dogs of Christmas. However, Shiner Cheer from Texas has become our favorite Holiday beer surpassing all the fantastic beers we are able to enjoy in Ohio. Additionally, the branding and color permutation of the label may be the best out there. So cool and so glad this beer has arrived!

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Photo of Catlin
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark amber. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles slowly. Very spotty lacing.

S: Sourdough, peach, and mango

T: Light grain, with hints of tropical fruit.

M: Light body. A little bitter and pungent.

D: A little of a sipping brew, although not much resistance.

Atmosphere is decent. Dark hue, foamy head, very slight lacing. Nose is pungent bread with plenty of fruit. Light bready flavor accentuated with tropical fruit. A little bitter and pungent. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,588 ratings
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