Friday, December 7, 2012

Food & Beer Friday :: A holiday beer!

I"m switching it up this week with a quick blurb and basic pictures.  December is getting the best of me.  I've got an endless to-do list that I am constantly adding to. Nonetheless, I couldn't disappoint with the winter beers this month!  Hope you find a new beer to try for brightening your holiday spirit!






At 5% alcohol, Shiner Holiday Cheer is definitely an easy drinking beer!  Personally it was my least favorite winter beer so far, although this could be blamed on the fact that it is not necessarily just an "ale."  Shiner characterizes this beer as a Bavarian dark wheat.  Wheat beers are way different than your typical spicy winter brew.  I would have never guessed this dark wheat is brewed with peaches and and roasted pecans.  I had no problem drinking the beer, but it wasn't what I had imagined.  This drink is super light (and definitely not as dark in color as my picture makes it seem...it's actually a lighter amber).  I would have preferred to try this beer in the fall when I'm not obsessing over stouts & spiced flavors.

Cheers!


Have you picked up any favorite winter beers so far?

9 comments:

runnerontheright said...

Ah, I love Shiner, will definitely have to try this one. Great pictures too!!

runnerontheright said...

Ah, I love Shiner, will definitely have to try this one. Great pictures too!!

Jorie said...

shiner christmas beer is definitely my favorite! i always stock up on these guys before the holidays end.

jorie

Alex said...

Um I love this beer and I don't even know what it tastes like. WIN.

itsprettyawkward.com said...

Love this beer! But I do agree with you it tastes a bit more 'fallish' than 'holiday'.

livehalffull said...

I love Great Lakes Christmas Ale! It's the best!

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Hooray! Love beer. Especially now that I am able to drink.
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Megan said...

Hey friend! I deleted my blog (fit crafty English teacher), but I figured out an easy way I can read my favorite blogs on my tablet. I started drinking beer just this summer. I still have a lot to learn, though. I don't know any winter beers. I am on Weight Watchers now, so I am sticking with Select 55, LOL.

Niki Caron said...

Hm, I may pass on trying this one. The fact that it is brewed with peaches sounds interesting, but it doesn't sound "holiday" enough for me!

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