slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average slight off white head. Faint aroma w/ some complexities. Reddish-brown. Highly carbonated. The nose is odd like meat.. but there’s also malts and coffee. The taste is odd as well, a little too sweet and acidic, but the malts are caramel and there is a little hop bitterness. Very drinkable and would prob. go well with burgers and such. I was a little disappointed thou, as I remember last years being much more enjoyable with that banana & yeast quality that this completely lacks. Humm?
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not really a fan of this beer. Its sweetness isn’t so much rich or caramelly, as it is some sort of spicy fruit. Not that the flavor is all that compelling. Thankfully, this isn’t an incredibly powerful beer.
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really a decent try at a dunkelweizen, has a good wheat flavor to it, one of the better Shiner beers.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sample Date: 11/10/2010 Source:Other) Peaches and roasted nuts. Holiday Cheer. Peach fruitiness almost strawberry in aroma. Clear amber brown with little head. Peach, kiwi fruit, watermelon like flavor with some nuttiness. Light body and a fizzy mouth feel. Finish is fruity and moderately bitter. Interesting.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- nice dark body with white foamy head.
S- somewhat bland. a little bit malty with hints of chocolate and toffee.
T- hints of malt chocolate and toffe but overall light taste. finish is clean but then a nice wheat taste lingers.
P- light body and medium carbonation.
O- light taste and body make it drinkable
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-18-2007 03:44:11
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spoetzl Brewery--Shiner Dunkelweizen--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV--18 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Foamy mild lace head. Pretty deep dark ruby color. Toasted mild wheat spice front. Smooth rich malty toasted caramel wheat mild sweet ester spice satisfying body. Tangy mild coriander smooth spice end. WOW! Sampled 11/29/2005.
ttutony (794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a totally decent dunkelweizen that I would like Shiner to bring back, as it was one of my favorites.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a really nice Dunkel. Lighter than I would like, but the flavor was all there. Why was this retired in favor of Holiday Cheer? Bad move, guys.
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darkish red amber with a tan head. Not much aroma. Flavor is smokey with a bit of coffee and malt. Hoppy aftertaste. Not bad. Retired, but I’d be willing to bet it will be back.
shigadeyo (3387) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Late June/Early July 2008: Shiner Dunkel Weizen has a filtered dark amber appearance. There is a fleeting khaki head and a moderate to generous level of carbonation. The aroma has caramel wheat and hints of banana and sweet roast. The flavor is very similar with sweet caramelized wheat malt, bread crust, and a hint of banana. It is kind of sweet like a brown ale. It has a medium-light body and subtle mouthfeel.
12 fl. oz. bottle (twist-off) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #219 for this beer.
ben4321 (5053) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is probably the best thing I ever had from Shiner, a nice example of the dunkel style, with a light but highly drinkable flavor combination.