THIS BEER MAKES ME WANT TO JUMP INTO A PILE OF LEAVES!
The season is changing again and the temperature is dropping, bring on the dark malty beers. Shiner Cheer drinks a lot lighter than it looks. Pouring as a dark pecan color, you would expect a little chocolate or coffee or possibly both. Instead this beer is surprisingly refreshing, the Texas peaches add a nice bright acidity and a slight sweetness, that is backed up from the malted barley and wheat. The roasted pecans add a nice nutty characteristic creating a well balanced beer. All said and done there will be 6 or so of these in my fridge all season long.
Let me tell you about the little snack to go with this deliciousness. I toasted a piece of pumpernickel bread, cut it into little bite size squares and smeared it with cambozola cheese, topping it with a teaspoon of apricot preserves. The apricot preserve made the beer seem a little sweeter and peachier. Teamed up with the beer, they worked together to cut the bitterness and pungency of the cheese. All the while, the nuttiness of the bread the nuts in the brewing process just rounded out the whole experience to make the perfect bite and sip combo. Out of this world.
Buy it, drink it, enjoy it.