Shiner Holiday Cheer | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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3.56/5
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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:
#42,111
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
1,635
pDev:
17.42%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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Photo of FreshHawk
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caitlingwell
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hashmads
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of craigbelly
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zylod
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JSigsbach
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
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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Photo of salamiwagon
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicksamuelson
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nickfl
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a beautiful amber color with a frothy off-white head. Smells very fruity, maybe strawberries or cherries. Initial taste is very smooth and crisp with a very light cherry taste finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable. The more I drink this, the more the natural Cherry flavor pops before the finish. Not much lacing to speak of. Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised with this brew and I just hope I can find more when I go back to the store.

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Photo of SRBush1974
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McAfee85
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tis the season...
A: a brownish roasted chestnut. Little head dissipates to some faint lining with the tiniest trace of lacing. S: the nose is mainly of the tart peach. Some bready malt in there as well. T: much more peach on the palate here. It has a slight soft-drink quality to it. Sounds strange, I know. There is a weak spiciness on the back end. I don't really taste the pecans, unfortunately. F: the carbonation and fizziness is there initially but eventually dies down into a fairly smooth beer. O: a decent Christmas brew, there are better out there but this one is different and worth a try.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Matt2509
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JandJMD
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olgin24
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | 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 ArchimedesSox
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark red to brown, 1 inch off white head, not much lacing

S: Peaches are the main smell, a little bread

T: Sweet peach right up front that transitions to a malty, nutty pecan bread flavor, lingering sweetness on the end

M: Medium

O: A really nice seasonal beer with sweetness from the peach and nutty flavor from the pecans. Its like a fruit cake beer, "'Tis the season for cheer".

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