Shiner Holiday Cheer | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

BA SCORE
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%
 
 
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41
Gots:
513
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,578 |  Reviews: 401
Photo of h4ger
2.97/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of J_Monroe
4.44/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewlinson
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kvanwhy
2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of marcelario
4.44/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DerekOfSeward
4.84/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Exactly what you want in a Christmas beer: fruit and spice mixed into a dark, porterish flavor.

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Photo of AMCimpi
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of greeniedgator
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DougT
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
2.71/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Dunkelweizen? Hmmmm....mostly sweet tree fruit, pecans barely noticeable. Decent head, light weight body and mouthfeel. Nothing memorable here, trying to place peaches in the realm of winter seasonal flavors, doesn’t work...

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Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of teromous
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I don't see a bottle date. It's past the holidays when I am reviewing this beer but luckily it's only the second week of January.

Appearance: Brilliant clarity. Rich dark brown with a hint of red in the body. The eggshell-white head is large and rocky with good retention and lacing. It looks absolutely perfect.

Aroma: This has a very interesting smell. It smells like peaches and cream. I don't get any of the standard Dunkelweizen aromas but the peaches are very good smelling.

Taste: There it is again with the peaches. It has a very strong peach flavor...it's not like peach Jolly Ranchers but it's a muted flavor. It's interesting for a holiday beer. This would make an excellent beer for the Spring. There is a bit of bread flavor but this is quickly dominated by the peach. It tastes like you're biting into a peach which is awesome but there's no real support from the base of the beer.

Mouthfeel: It's a bit too light bodied. The beer is smooth and highly drinkable. It could use a little bit of a push.

Overall: If you like peaches I would highly recommend the beer. If you like Dunkel's you will find an average beer here that is overwhelmed by peach flavor. Overall it is an enjoyable beer but as the novelty wears off the peach marches on without the support of the band.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caitlingwell
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hashmads
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of craigbelly
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zylod
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JSigsbach
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very well made and very nice Christmas holiday offering in Bavarian and Austrian tradition. I’ll be coming back for this one seasonally. Appearance: Direct pour Sam Adams glass at refrigerator temperature. Inviting peachy, amber, rosey caste with fosmy, fizzy semi-long lasting head. Aroma: Peachy notes come through most for me. Mouthfeel: Light but sturdy, slightly fizzy. Aftertaste: Peachy on retro olfaction with slightly bitter finish. Flavors are more balanced when it warms a bit inthe glass. Overall: Very drinkable and works well with lighter, sweeter, more complex food or desert pairing.

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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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