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Title: Shiner Holiday Cheer
Post by: euge on October 22, 2010, 08:55:03 AM
I've waited all year to try this.

"Brewed with Texas peaches and roasted pecans... a dark wheat ale"

Blechhhh. Gag.

Not carbonated enough. The peach flavor is very apparent but too soft and also it's weirdly sweet.  Needs more acidity- a bit more carbonation would probably go long way top helping this. Not very hoppy. Again, might have helped balance the beer out. Ughh.

Sickly sweet nose. Is that peach? Oh it smells synthetic... :-X Peach Ice-cream...?

I'm getting an astringency reminiscent of peach skin or even apricot. Nectarine? I like that.

Don't start the evening out with this. Late, after the taste-buds are blunted and exhausted. Enjoy a cigar with one or two. ::)
Title: Re: Shiner Holiday Cheer
Post by: MDixon on October 22, 2010, 11:32:04 AM
I saw that one last year, but it was only in our area in 12 packs. I did not realize it had peaches, kinda an odd bird. I'll give it a whirl if it makes it this year, I tend to like the Shiner stuff, but pecans and peaches doesn't sound promising.
Title: Re: Shiner Holiday Cheer
Post by: dirk_mclargehuge on October 22, 2010, 03:10:53 PM
Not my favorite Shiner seasonal, but not too bad.  I wonder, though, how it would work in pecan pie or holiday baking?
Title: Re: Shiner Holiday Cheer
Post by: euge on October 22, 2010, 04:47:54 PM
Not my favorite Shiner seasonal, but not too bad.  I wonder, though, how it would work in pecan pie or holiday baking?

Was wondering about cooking with it. Have 4 bottles left. Maybe a BBQ sauce?  :D
Title: Re: Shiner Holiday Cheer
Post by: euge on October 27, 2010, 06:31:31 PM
Reporting back. No on the BBQ sauce. At least the way I made it. It never made it onto any meat thankfully.