NikkTwist (3345) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2017 Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall she is solid. Is it fair that I drank her in the middle of the summer? Haven't had a Winter Ale in a few months but it was a refreshing change from the brew I have been drinking lately. She is dark in complection and leaves some trace of head.
Draft at The Irish Pol. Hazy dark copper pour with white foam. Apparently unretired. New version loaded with glossy dark red fruity malts. Nail polish. Currants. Mulled wine. Prunes. Cinnamon sticks. Molasses. Boxing gloves. Medium-bodied. A middling punch to the face. BeerRenter76 (1037) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
A deep amber colored body with decent carbonation and a mid sized white cap. Aroma of roasted malts and a little earthy. Taste of caramel and roasted malts but there was a metallic presence that spoils it. Overall its is an o.k. brew but not one i would try again. Shiners winter version of this beer is alot better than the regular dunkel it is brewed with pecans and peaches and that gives it a really nice taste. Even though there was still a metallic twinge to it I found it to be much more enjoyable. i would rate the winter version at 3.7. try the winter version if you can find it. I hope that the winter version is given its own review space since its revised seasonal flavors make it a different beer. Originally rated on 11/16/08 ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Not really a fan of this beer. Its sweetness isn’t so much rich or caramelly, as it is some sort of spicy fruit. Not that the flavor is all that compelling. Thankfully, this isn’t an incredibly powerful beer. wlajwl (7069) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Really a decent try at a dunkelweizen, has a good wheat flavor to it, one of the better Shiner beers. MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
(Sample Date: 11/10/2010 Source:Other) Peaches and roasted nuts. Holiday Cheer. Peach fruitiness almost strawberry in aroma. Clear amber brown with little head. Peach, kiwi fruit, watermelon like flavor with some nuttiness. Light body and a fizzy mouth feel. Finish is fruity and moderately bitter. Interesting.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
A- nice dark body with white foamy head.
S- somewhat bland. a little bit malty with hints of chocolate and toffee.
T- hints of malt chocolate and toffe but overall light taste. finish is clean but then a nice wheat taste lingers.
P- light body and medium carbonation.
O- light taste and body make it drinkable
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-18-2007 03:44:11 philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Spoetzl Brewery--Shiner Dunkelweizen--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV--18 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Foamy mild lace head. Pretty deep dark ruby color. Toasted mild wheat spice front. Smooth rich malty toasted caramel wheat mild sweet ester spice satisfying body. Tangy mild coriander smooth spice end. WOW! Sampled 11/29/2005. ttutony (944) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
This was a totally decent dunkelweizen that I would like Shiner to bring back, as it was one of my favorites. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
This was a really nice Dunkel. Lighter than I would like, but the flavor was all there. Why was this retired in favor of Holiday Cheer? Bad move, guys. Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Pours a darkish red amber with a tan head. Not much aroma. Flavor is smokey with a bit of coffee and malt. Hoppy aftertaste. Not bad. Retired, but I’d be willing to bet it will be back.