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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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381 Ratings

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 06-29-2012)
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3.15/5  rDev -5.4%

from a single into a nonic

A: clear golden apricot, 2 fingers head
S: interesting: faint floral perfume, sweetness, a little tartness, and some melon. I've never tried prickly pear cactus fruit, so...?
T: sweet and floral at first, then you get a little bit of tart bitterness and (what I think is?) wheat on the back end. Lacks a little integration of flavors, though it isn't all that complex. Doesn't linger too much, and not as crisp as one might expect.
M: clean, light, watery/syrupy.

not uninteresting, but I don't think I'll seek it out again. Maybe it would be different in warm weather...

Taybeh, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

I served this beer chilled (~5 C) and I really liked the sweet fruit flavor. It doesn't have much body nor aftertaste. As a native of San Antonio, this beer really does taste like prickly pears - prickly pear margaritas are a specialty offering of San Antonio. I think the flavors work very well together.

The only bad thing is that it only comes out about once a year!

rcasiano, Nov 08, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Undated bomber at 45 degrees into nonic
Aroma sweet and perfumy
Head average (4 cm), off white, frothy, diminishing to 4 mm ring and partial 1 mm layer
Lacing poor - few small islands of medium bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor begins sweet, somewhat cloying, with a slightly bitter aftertaste; no hops, no malt, no diacetyl
Palate medium, syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.25

Ozzylizard, Nov 07, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev +3.9%

Singles cooler $1.59 at hy-vee.

Appearance (3.75) : 2 fingered creamy looking head. Body is a caramel golden, very transparent body. Opacity is about 20%. Leaves neat and tidy rings around the glass all the way down as the head recedes to about 1 finger.

Aroma (4) : Reminds me of Moscato D'Asti wine. Very fruity. Pear being the obvious fruit, but I am also picking up grape (drink, like Kool-Aid powder or Gatorade) and fresh pineapple. Underneath that is the faint ale aroma of barley malt and wheat. Smells delicious, and the bouquet is medium to strong.

Taste (3.5) : The pear takes a back seat as the ale comes out straightforward. It's basic barley malt and wheat with a slight pear kick underneath. It's not sweet and it's not cloying, it's actually refreshing, tart, and pleasing.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Light bodied, crisp, slightly watery. If there's head remaining while you're drinking it a slight creaminess is introduced. Appropriate but not outstanding.

Overall (3.46) : This was not the knock out I thought it would be but it's a decent beer. Another fair offering from Shiner. They've done better, but this is better than some of their other beers like the Bock.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Tasty and sweet. Not sure what cactus tastes like but I get a bunch of melon, light honey, light citrus, and a touch of hops at the end. While a six pack might be a bit much, I am looking forward to the other one in the variety twelve pack.

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.