rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz btl form a sixer shared by funky brewster. Pours a clear copper with a white head. Big peachy aroma, very sugary and koolaid fruity. Crisp light bodied mouthfeel. A lot of peach, not much pecan, and not much wheat. Not a bad session beer but not much going on otherwise.
JohnnyJ (5198) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Peaches, light sweet malt and lightly nutty. Decent, drinkable fruit beer, but not much character. "Bitch Beer"
Pailhead (6143) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma consists of peaches, pecans, and light butterscotch. It pours a transparent copper with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with lots of pecans. The finish has light peach and butterscotch. Short of being tart, I rarely like peaches in beer...and like butterscotch even less. Light bodied with mild carbonation.
VAAC (86) - Middlebury, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red color, average head.
Smells of canned sweet syrup fruit, tastes of cherries, peaches and a slight almond with the sweet canned syrup rushing in for an aftertaste.
A tad on the thick side, seems natural for something that tastes like sweet syrup.
Not bad, will drink again.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear dark red color with a large tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of peaches, berries, cherries, caramel. The taste is canned peaches, faint nutty notes, caramel, cocktail cherries. Pretty much a canned fruit cocktail beer. Thin-medium bodied. Glad I didn’t get the six pack of this.
Tmoney99 (12741) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear reddish brown color and an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate dark tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium tart fruit sweet flavor with a medium spicy sweet fruit finish of moderate duration. Refreshing fruit beer.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours clear dark red. Nose of gummy bears, candi sugar and gum drops. Taste is red licorice, candy sugar, peaches and malt.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. I gotta admit I am enticed by these catchy retro Shiner labels. Pours slightly reddish brown with small and fizzy beige head that is gone quickly. Nose of sweet malt, peaches, and a hint of vomit. Maybe it’s just because my kid puked on me earlier, but I got vomit on the mind. Still, not a terrible-smelling beer. Tastes the same, but subtract a little bit of vomit and add a touch of pecan. Palate is both thin and overcarbonated.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper pour, moderate light beige head. Aroma is loaded with sweet cooked peaches. The peach is much less dominant on the flavor, where they’re paired with a dark bready maltiness with subtle nuttiness. Medium body, not at all watery. Fairly nice, definitely the best I’ve had from Shiner.
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s the first 12-ounce bottle of this 2010 season and pours a nice consistent mahogany with a tan head. Its aroma is of sweet peaches plus a hint of roasted pecans. Unlike some other Shiner beers, I find this one’s consistency and palate to be medium-weight and flavorful, with the pecan most notable toward the end of the glass. Smooth and creamy – a great blend of flavors. Tastes great so I am happy to have started the “Holiday Cheer” early.