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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 355 Drink: Shiner Holiday Cheer

The Spoetzl Brewery is located in Shiner, Texas. The brewery traces its roots back to 1909 and the Shiner Brewing Association. In 1914, Kosmos Spoetzl took control of the brewery with the plan to focus on Bavarian style brews. Shiner Holiday Cheer is a dunkelweizen brewed with Texas peaches and roasted pecans.

Shiner Holiday Cheer pours a brown color with some hints of red around the edges and a slight, but persistent head. The aroma is strawberry fruit in a big way. The flavor has a big peach presence and plenty of malt. No sign of the pecans as they are overwhelmed by the peaches. Something a little different for the holidays.

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