afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear reddish brown into a stem glass with a lasting inch of head on top. The peaches come through nicely in the nose as well as caramel, cereal, toast, and nuts. The flavor is roasty and tart with a nice malty backbone. There is a lot going on in this one. Some herbal hops are noticeable along with dough, nuts, earth, and mint. The body is slightly thin with a bit of heat on the back end. Not at all what I would expect from a holiday beer but a nice departure from the norm. I wouldn’t want to drink it every day but it is certainly a well made beer.
MrBunn (2561) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Individually, the nose and the appearance would be great. Together, they seem like they might not match so well. The nose is full of sweet peaches - and that’s about it. They cover up anything else that may (or may not) be going on. The beer has a reddish brown body, that, while very pretty, has me a little concerned about how the malt presence that I would associate with that color will go with the peaches. Putting aside these concerns, I take a sip and I’m not quite sure what to make of it. The peaches go pretty nice with the malt and an almost cherry like presence, but there is a bit of a sharp bite to something... not really metal, maybe medicinal and slightly astringent. Not awful, but it throws the whole thing into a bit of a tailspin towards a sweet, peachy finish.
Sandor (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Gift from a friend. Great pour with a nice reddish brown color and white head. Fairly intense peach flavor that became a little cloyingly sweet. Good carbonation.
undsioux7 (841) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper/brown with a small tan head that disapears. Aroma of caramel, pecans and peach. Taste is the same. Not a big fan of this one.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, amber colored body with a finger-width, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is a moderate peach syrup, wheat, sugary apricot jell-o, and a few nuts. Flavor has more of a nutty, caramel maltiness than the aroma. Still has a gelatin, peachy-apricot flavor to it as well as a touch of wheat. Finishes nutty and malty with a very light, earthy bitterness. Moderate length aftertaste after a light to medium, smooth body and a moderate to heavy carbonation. Overall, a bland beer. Malty and nutty with a fuzzy peach. Eh...
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber color with small head. Aroma is cheap peaches, caramel. Flavor is peach jello.
beernovice39 (3251) - Montana, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The wife likes these holiday beers. I thought this was OK but nothing I would buy again.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz twist- off bottle. Mahogany pour, thin tan head. Perfume aroma of peaches & oily pecans, covered in chocolate. Thin and light bodied (like most Shiner beers). This is full flavored. Finishes with a flavor of grilled peaches, very fruity. Hint of candied pecans. Smooth and creamy. Quite an amazing blend of flavors. I am impressed.
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great looking, festooned 12 oz. bottle (great design) yields a clear, dark amber beer with a sizable, fairly long-lasting tan head. There was some adequate lacing. The advertised peach component is easy to spot in the nose and mid-palate flavor profile, but it’s not overpowering. I missed the pecan adjunct, but may’ve mistaken it for vanilla. Palate entry and finish are fairly well-balanced and there’s a pleasant and lingering aftertaste. A good pick if you like fruit beer.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For some reason Shiner is everywhere in California, and for cheap, me likey. Comparing this to the other winter beers, this one was a bit much on the "drinking a cake" thing. Yes you get a pecan flavor and peaches, but really, not the best in a beer. poured dark, little head, sweet candy taste. Overall, this was ok, not bad, they did explain the beer on the bottle and it tasted like it said.