Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shiner Holiday Cheer

You guys know I love you, right? That's why year after year I bring you some Shiner Holiday Cheer. Prior cheer: 2012, 2011, 2010! Yep, finally the pumpkins and fest beers are out the door!

Shiner Holiday Cheer is a Bavarian-Style Dark Wheat. Same packaging as previous years including the cap made to look like a package tag... To: You, From: Shiner. The colors are Christmasy and made to look like that present. The label also reminds you this is an "ale brewed with peaches and pecans."

Malty caramel aroma with just a touch of sweet peach, very enjoyable. Toasted malty flavors to start. Lots of caramel and prunes. Nice little hoppy play keeps the beer well balanced, not sweet at all. The peaches are very noticeable and add a little sweetness at the finish of every sip. Pecans not so much, seemed more of an afterthought. Good body, low-medium carbonation. Interesting idea that I'll continue to check out each year!

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