monkeychugg55 (1026) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red with a small, short-lived head. The aroma has very strong cranberry, with some peach, applejuice, and caramel. The flavor is close to the aroma, sweet mostly, with a touch of balancing bitterness on the finish. Thin body but doesn’t come off watery.
Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Peachy aroma. Ok label. Dark, clear, ruddy brown beer. Unpleasantly bitter, like aspirin or citrus pith. Moderately sweet, somewhat starchy mouthfeel. Perhaps I have consumed this too warm, but it’s just a muddy mess as far as the flavor profile goes. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane. They have it at Publix too, but you’d have to buy 6.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - heavy peach sweetness, nice pecan notes;
Appearance - deep brown, creamy head, excellent lacing;
Taste - sweet and mildly tart peach front, back is pretty balanced, finish has a long ever-increasing tartness;
Palate - crisp, decent body for the style;
Overall - unique yet solid winter fruit beer, well built and quite satisfying.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Here’s a beer that gets a lot right but so much more wrong. The biggest problem with this beer is the generic overall value to it and the sort of medicinal aroma/taste. Has a bit of a cranberry aroma to it, with in-general "artificial" flavoring smell. The taste has some redeeming qualities, I do think the pecans and peaches stand out and taste nice, but then comes that fake Robitussin taste rearing its ugly head. It’s like the people working at Shiner know what they’re doing but they’re trapped in a state of mediocrity. We can see you trying! We want to like you! Why does even your best efforts have such an air of sucking to it Shiner?! Someone get these guys better ingredients and for the love of god will they quit acting like third-world beer brewers! This isn’t a bad idea for a beer at all and I can only wonder what someone like Boulevard or Sierra Nevada would do with this flavor combination. Act like you give a damn, Shiner! 5.4% alcohol.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty-reddish color with a thin tan head. The combination of peach, caramel, nuts and malt make for a strange aroma. Peaches and toasted nuts are the dominant flavors with hints of wheat and a sweet malt finish. Lively carbonation with a watery and somewhat dry texture. I’d call this more of a ’Southern Style’ Winter Seasonal and gave this an extra point for being unique.
PhillyBeer2112 (2757) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appealing garnet tinted brown color with a thick creamy head. Aroma unusual, somewhat fruitcakey with candied fruit, including peach, and chocolate-orange. Flavor similar but the fruitiness is more candy-like, not sweet, but artificial. The lingering peachy aftertaste reminds me a lot of Southern Comfort, so strange. I’m not sure what element the pecans add, if any, but the combo of peach and pecan makes me think of Georgia, not Christmas, again strange. Not a thin mouthfeel but almost so, and def not the body one would expect in a holiday beer. Finish is strangely herbal-bitter and unpleasant. Do not like.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a ruby red color with a smaller white head that went rather quick. Aroma was peaches and nuts. Weird combination but it went together rather well. Medium body. Just above average beer.
tmoreau (3706) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle at a recent group tasting. Poured to a sampler with a clear, copper color, modest, off white head foam, and sparse lacing. The aroma was light malt, mid-fruit, candy sweetness, and a touch of caramel. The flavor continued the candy effect, added a little nuttiness, and only a hint of hop bitterness. On the light side of medium for body, and a rather thin texture. Nice bill of ingredients, but a little spice and heftier body would have made me merrier!
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz beer pours a ruby red with thin white head. Aroma is fruity very peach some cherry and grapefruit. Flavor is peach up front with a slightly nutty wheat back. body is light and crisp finish is peachy. My favorite fruit beer by far
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peach apple aroma. Reddish brown, clear pour, very little head. Sweetish flavor, slight bit of sour. Not very robust, but not refreshing either. Very little hops. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, not much of a finish.