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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
okay

424 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 12
Gots: 100 | 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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Ratings: 424 | Reviews: 75
Photo of djrn2
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joe12pk
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of RCLOHR267
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 98green
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
2.78/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Straight from the bottle while playing pool and not really thinking about the beer. Picked it up and for a second I thought I'd grabbed someone's friut drink. Gag.

I'm just not a fan of fruity brews. I'd probably rate it lower if I hadn't had a few big beers beforehand.

Photo of Libeertarian
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Got myself a new lager glass today to pour this into. It's a thinly hazed shade of copper with a fine, quickly dissipating cream colored head. Smell is of apples, almost reminds me of the taste of some ciders. Taste is more subtle and lager-like but still with hints of a tarty and barely sweet fruitiness. Only a mildly bitter aftertaste with a fruity aether still present. Pretty watery. It's highly carbonated, crisp, refreshing, and the finish is none too dry.

Photo of rfgetz
3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of DavidST
2.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of InI
4.07/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I live and grew up in Texas and I'm pretty sure I've had ever beer shiner makes. That said they are an incredibly overrated brewery but this is hands down my favorite beer they make. Color is very transparent copper with 2 finger white head that dissipates disappointingly quickly and left no lacing. The smell as mentioned by a previous reviewer smells oddly similar to red kool aid but in a good way. Taste is tart not too sweet and certainly not bitter but a little sour. Mouthfeel is pleasantly not overly carbonated easy to drink. At 4.9% abv this beer is designed to be a session beer on a 100+ degree Texas summer afternoon and I would choose this one 8/10 times the other choices being real ales Hans pils and Austin beer works pearl snap

Photo of Jram2449
4.46/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great unique taste. This on a hot day is perfect

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.