ACHops (476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Pours dark reddish copper with thin head. Aroma is... honestly, exactly like a fruit cup. Apple is strong, notes of pear and peach. Pretty thin body, which I was expecting. Pale fruit in the taste but not much. Fruit notes are cheap and cloying as I drink this. Really bitter finish, a bit odd since there arenít any hops to speak of. Weird beer, but a nice lighter option in the winter beer market.
kachell123 (3) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve tried several holiday beers and this is by far my favorite this year. The flavors arenít so overly spiced that the taste of the beer gets lost.
wildbeercat (268) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle into a weizen glass; served cold.
Aroma: Lots of sweet/sour peaches. A little malt. The peach aroma is pretty heavy though. It smells like a freshly opened can of peaches.
Appearance: Clear, dark, ruby/tawny body with a very thin and very quickly dissipating head.
Taste: Peaches. Lots and lots of peaches. Not much else; some mild roasted barely. Peaches rule the flavor.
Palate: Light-medium body, mild carbonation. Short-moderate fruity finish.
Overall: Iím not sure if Shiner changed something between last year and this year, but thereís no pecan flavor in this brew at all. I remember last yearís being distinctly less fruity. Itís nice, but last yearís was a good dunkel and this yearís is a true fruit beer.
tympanic (154) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer isnít very good. The whole fruity thing comes across as weak and watered down. I love Christmas!
trujahwarrior (401) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a dark copper color with a medium khaki head that leaves decent lacing. Smells of peaches and pecans. Tastes of the same things in the smell bit I also get a slight bitterness and caramel as well. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with decent carbonation. This is probably my favorite beer from shiner. Always look forward to drinking this every winter.
ADesenberg (382) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: pours a dark brownish red with a foamy, creamy light tan head. Aroma is sweet peaches and some slight floral notes. Taste is nice...crisp peach flavor...some nuttiness if you look for it. Overall a little boring, but as a holiday beer, I really enjoyed this. Different than most of the spicy winter beers that I am typically bombarded by this time of year. Tasty treat for a cold day.
jonathanhall76 (2) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Great Christmas beer loaded with flavor. I enjoy the special hints of pecans and peaches.
dekester1 (287) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark red/amber with a moderate head that faded to a light little lacing. Aroma was of sweet fruity peach. Taste starts off kind of malty with peach in the mix. It finishes with mild hops and slightly peacon nutty aftertaste. Palate was decent. Overall, a unique and interesting fruit brew.
jcnielsen (1317) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Strong peach, fruity aromas. Caramel, peach, nutty flavors. The mix of flavors doesnít do it for me, donít really mesh together very good
Stevesie (264) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can. Pours a very dark red with about a finger of tan, dissipating head. Solid lacing. Smell is distinctly Shiner--kind of like a trash bag full of last nightís empty bottles. Thin body, particularly for a winter beer, lots of carbonation. Peaches and pecans are there, but not overpowering. Nice flavors, very pleasant aftertaste. Good beer, just wish it had a bit more backbone. And, at 5.4% it isnít going to keep me very warm. Would go great with raking leaves, however.
boozedude (1483) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from hyvee bar, pours dark red..very swet aroma, taste is sugar, and strawberry maybe, differen, but pretty good