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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Prickly PearShiner Prickly Pear

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BA SCORE
77
okay

411 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 92 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery 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

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Photo of batt6343
3.98/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McAfee85
4.05/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear and golden with a lot of carbonation. Floral smell. Fruity...with maybe a touch of bubble gum? possibly.

Photo of tclipse
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of predikit
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold, leaves a half inch white fizzy head that recedes fairly slowly, leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the glass.

Smells absolutely wonderful, though maybe slightly manufactured scent. Fruity notes abound.

The taste was surprisingly sour, but that's fine by me. Sour fruit notes take most the entire profile, it's good but not amazing.

Light bodied, a little gritty, medium low carbonation.

A surprising taste that could have been balanced a bit better, but I found this to be quite a unique beer.

Photo of utopiajane
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crowsnest
2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raffy313
2.94/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Smell is way better than the taste.

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.08/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

All is pear in love and war

Photo of John_Squires
3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NCMatt
3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not retired. Comes in the Shiner variety 6 pack. It's very sweet. Overall it isn't terrible, but just very sweet.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TWStandley
2.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Antinoro
4.27/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unique flavor. Enjoyable to drink.

Photo of M1A2
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of edricnsteph
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer, a little sweet

Photo of rlovitt
3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mrose78
3.99/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice taste. Kind of like an otter pop with all the juice sucked out. Refreshing and an enjoyable brew.

Photo of JohneHoodlum
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I rate this beer a 2.5 out of 5.

Photo of Critters
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skriv
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scott2269
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gear54
2/5  rDev -40.1%

From a bottle into a snifter. I got this in a shiner variety pack a month or so again. I see it's been retired since then.

Champaign gold in color with thin head but lots of lace.

Smell is pair and orange. It's almost overwhelmingly fruity in the nose.

Tast follows the smell exactly. Orange and pair with some bitter hops. Very unique match of flavor and heavy sweetness.

Lightly carbonated and smooth but not as easy drinking. I couldn't have more than one before the sweetness got to me!

Photo of elprofe
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of TFMyriad
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.