Winter Exchange Beer Selection: Shiner Winter Cheers
I’m behind. Apparently I’m so well known for enjoying beer and booze that everyone decided to get me just that for Christmas. Not that I’m complaining – I have at least two cases of beer that are still waiting to be cracked open. I finally got to opening my winter exchange box and I’m starting to pick my favorites. Off to our first brew – the Shiner Winter Cheers. Shiner Winter Cheers is known as a class winter brew with powerful fruity notes. Here we go…cheers!
Appearance: Dark Red/Brown
Aroma: Smells like a fresh fruit basket ranging from citrus, figs, and berries
Taste: Strong cherry flavor in the beginning with subtle molasses. Citrus hop flavors in the back end with sweet caramel malts.
Mouthfeel: Smooth with good carbonation.
Overall: Great winter beer that’s easy to go down. It is a sweeter brew, but has a flavor that is reminiscent of the holidays.
Cheese: The oldest cheddar you can find! Served with a few crackers and some salted almonds.
Appetizer: Fresh mozzarella and prosciutto
Entree: Lamb Stew with fingerling potatoes and sauteed spinach
Dessert: Bitter dark chocolate
Cigar: Romeo y Julieta 1875