Shiner Holiday Cheer | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BA SCORE
3.56/5
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1,601 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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,739
Reviews:
409
Ratings:
1,601
pDev:
17.42%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
526
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,601 |  Reviews: 409
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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Photo of animal69
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This is EXACTLY why we should read labels folks, saw this beer for years always assumed it was some cinnamon and nut type winter warmer, nope...Looked decent enough, amber hued w a nice off white head. Almost immediately however I was greeted with a sickly sweet, urine filled diaper aroma, mind you I'm pouring 2 ft away, put my nose in and taht was it, pee pee peach overwhelming everything, taste following suit being almost artificial in its sweetness, even if I liked peaches this is horrible, mouth is like syrup, opposite of a dry wheat feel, overall, no cheer here, not how planned to start 2017, thanks shiner

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Photo of DaPan
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
2.33/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. 2016 batch. Sampled on December 30, 2016.

Attractive looking amber-mahogany pour with a quick lasting head that fades fast with no lacing.

Ack! That aroma is crazy. Peaches, peaches, and more peaches. Smells like peach juice. No barley malts or hop sensation that I can pick up. Vegetable oil too. Highly disappointing.

Light body.

The taste is a tad better than the abrupt peach-like aroma but not by much. I get this peach juice character, a vague (very vague) bready note, and only the slightest of hop bite. But this might as well be a peach drink.

After 8 years on BA I do really try to keep an open mind and "respect beer" but I can't get why this is getting the better than average ratings it is getting. It seems so artificial. Maybe I got an old or bad bottle. Yeah, that will be my excuse.

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Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,601 ratings
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