pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Aroma: The fruit is very apparent, but itís cut with notes of cereal malts and possible nuttiness.
Appearance: Clear red with a thin white head that all but disappeared.
Taste: Medium sweetness, with a light bitterness and a light sourness in the aftertaste.
Body: Light body, thin texture, average carbonation with a bitter finish.
Overall: Not an unpleasant beer, and certainly drinkable. Itís not as candy as some other fruit beers, which I appreciate, but thereís really not much here. Iím just not blown away by this beer. elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
12oz bottle, 2010 batch. Pours clear copper amber with a one finger off white head that quickly recedes to a wispy cap and ring, not much lacing at all. Aroma is a bunch of funky peaches, I can dig peaches but these are just...well...funky. A lot of pecan as well, maybe too much as it ainít playing nicely with the peaches and may be what is contributing to the funk. Also a bit of caramel malt. Good strength. Flavor is also loaded with the funky peach taste, particularly on the finish, pecans, good caramel malt backbone, bready, rather sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily becoming sticky, medium carbonation. Not my cup of tea. I know they use real peaches and pecans but canít help but feel that those may be boosted by some artificial flavorings as well. Doubt Iíll make it to the end of the glass... morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Single 12 ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine and More in Huntersville, North Carolina. Beer pours a nice dark copper color with a lingering light tan head. Aroma is very noticeable with peaches and a little bit of malt. Taste is very, very smooth. This beer is outstanding, I will be buying a six pack of this once I get back to the beer store Beerowulf (116) - , Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Not a fruit beer fan but this is a solid holiday seasonal Peach and malt combo works perfectly. Very surprising beer. Cheers indeed! jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours dark reddish brown in colour. Aroma and taste have an odd hint of peach, which surprisingly works. A hint of nuttiness too. Not bad, but peaches arenít usually part of my holiday world. Would be dynamite with warm peach pie!
216BeerMan (10) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Served in a bottle from a local grocery store in Asheville, NC. Pour is clear deep brownish red amber with a small head. Strong aroma of peaches is clearly noted. Whiffs of Pecans also evident. It has a very sweet taste and off the bat makes me feel like a kid sucking on a new jolly rancher flavor. If you buy this beer, pass it off to your girlfriend, unless she is a beer fanatic. You are better off. radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2011
12 oz bottle. A little odd. Definately notes of peaches. Touch of nuttiness in beer, touch of butter. This is pretty sweet, but I really enjoyed this one, though I can imagine only in moderation would I find any joy in this Holiday Cheer. Shag (2987) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2010
This poured a dark copper to almost brown color with a small white head. The aroma is nutty with some caramel and peaches. The flavor is a little weak, what do I expect from Shiner? Some caramel and peaches show through. The pecans are present but overtaken by an army of peaches. The palate is thin. Overall this isnít bad, tastes about like a Shiner Bock with some peaches thrown in. It is what it is as they say Braudog (6677) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 Draft at Flying Saucer/Addison. Without reading the description first, I initially thought the aroma was of cherries. That over-the-top sweetness carried to the flavors. Obviously later I learned this to be peaches, proving that my palate is ridiculously untrained. Donít pay attention to any of my ratings! Still -- really sweet beer, perhaps with a bit thin body. Good, if youíre after that. Certainly different than most holiday beers. (#4040, 12/14/2010) <<Re-calibrated rating from the bottle -- the sweetness isnít as obtuse as last year, and the peach thing comes off much more restrained than I remember. Upgraded a little.>> hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Wow. This one is way too sweet. Weak palate, lots of peach - peach flavored dum dum peach- and some maltiness. Way too sweet for me but this makes a killer BBQ sauce.