MWatts2 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very flavorful. A surprisingly good beer for gimmicky holiday offering. Strong peach and pecan tastes.
BrewBoxer (1563) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown red color with a nice head that lasts> Taste is a little bready and malty with some fruit. Kind of funky at the end
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hints of cherry, peach, nuts, and malt. Lightly caramel-like in sweetness, a bit of spice, rolling finish.
GMCC2181 (1481) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Pours a nice dark ruby red color, small head that faded fast. Nose is sweet malts, and light fruitiness. Taste is initially some sweet peach.. almost like peach iced tea? Light roasted malts, pecans.... mehhh. Body is on the lighter side. Overall: Strange combo of taste in this beer. When I think of a holiday or winter beer, I think big, roasted malts, warming.... this isn’t it.
mnurda (1055) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled sample from the county line in San Antonio. Brown in colour. Spicy fruity yeast like. Drinkable
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pete4999 (938) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, as pictured. Much, much sweeter than normal shiner....a little bit fruity. I don’t really get the peach and pecan, but just a general fruit flavor.
strattonspeaks (92) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, clear amber pour with tall tan topper. Smells of toast, peaches, and sugar. A sort of off flavor--candied pecans with artificial peach undertones. Abrupt finish. Not my favorite.
vandint (25) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
For a macro, this is reasonably tasty and I’d drink it over quite a few other things. But it kind of misses the mark - some of the negatives of both wheat beers and fruity beers. The color is a nice reddish brown, not much head. Smell is sweet and fruity. Taste is pretty sweet - a little flat. It’s quite a bit better than shock top with a bit of kool aid, but it still makes me think of it.
jflopsu (304) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a dark gold. Has a strong berry - specifically strawberry - aroma. Taste is also very berry with no other flavor. Taste like Christmas.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Deep amber with small head. I’ve had really bad luck with Shiner beers, but this is one of my favorite holiday beers. The peach is perfectly done, and the nuttiness and spicing is pleasant. Many holiday ales are a bit heavy, but this is not at all.