Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BA SCORE
76
okay

106 Reviews
THE BROS
80
good

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Reviews: 106
Hads: 626
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.22%
Wants: 22
Gots: 220 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 06-29-2012

Doubly good in triple digits, our unique summer seasonal is made with the fruit of the prickly pear, a cactus native to Shiner, Texas. With a tart, citrusy flavor and a crisp finish, it’s the best use of cactus yet.
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Reviews: 106 | Hads: 626
Reviews by donmonkey1:
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3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper color with a 1/2" white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate lacing. Good carbonation.

Smell: Fruity. Pears, mangoes, peaches.

Taste: Fruity, pears, much like the smell.

I started to think that all Shiner beers sucked. This is a totally decent fruit beer with a unique character. It's a session beer that is thirst quenching and satisfying. If you're into fruit beers, this is definately worth a shot. (425 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours a crystal clear copper color with a modest cap of off-white head. Fair retention and lace is excellent, sheeting even.

Nose is sweet and fruity, almost like red Kool-Aid. Not unpleasant, but not very beer-esque.

Taste shows more beer character with a nice grainy malt complimented by a berry fruitiness, maybe a little floral. Im assuming this uses the prickly pear fruit as opposed to the leaves given the flavors here. Its pretty good, I am a sucker for a good fruit beer and this one delivers a tasty treat that is not too sweet. (553 characters)

Photo of BrettBowerman
4.27/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A wonderful Summer brew that has a slight sweet after taste. Crisp and refreshing. (82 characters)

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Herze
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.64/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of otoolman221
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Clear brassy hue, thick lacing

SMELL: Fruity, hard candy, floral, mild breadiness, sweet

TASTE: Slightly smooth, wet, moderate body, fruity, grass, juicy, earthy, herbal, mild spice, baked apples, cactus, dry finish

I can appreciate the effort for doing a cactus flavored brew, if you can get past to at best ... embrace the fruitiness then this brew will do just fine by you. (428 characters)

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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. (241 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.28/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 (!) oz bottle.

Pours deep brown-amber with unusually coarse carbonation. Head is fairly short-lived.

Aroma: fruity and floral, with some earthy/herbal hop notes.

Flavor: Unusual fuity flavor with some tartness, presumably from the fruit of the prickly pear cactus. ... think citrus/strawberry. About equally tart and bitter.

O: refreshing, unique and flavorful. Well worth trying. (389 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
76 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.