Shiner Holiday Cheer, a Dunkelweizen brewed with pecans and peaches.
Pours a clear deep mahogany with finger-thick beige head that lasts for a while. Leaves behind no visible lacing.
Aroma primarily consists peaches and pecans.
The flavor puts peach up front and center, with pecans adding a slightly bitter element that seems to take the place of hops. Malt presence is strong but serves mostly as a carrier for the peaches and pecans. It’s a very pleasant beer to drink and although not necessarily a flavor I’d associate with the holidays, it’s very nice.
Beer Advocate rates this one 80-84 or “good”, while Rate Beer gives it only a 48 overall. I have to admit that I like it quite a bit, though it doesn’t put me in mind of the holidays. I’m giving it an 8 out of 10.
Sweet, Malty, Dry, or Bitter: Slightly sweet
Spice Level: Extremely low
Hops Level: Extremely low
Dominant Flavors: Peaches, mild pecans
My Rating: 8/10