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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

288 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 33 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 06-29-2012)
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1/5  rDev -69.6%

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1/5  rDev -69.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

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Texas

1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

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Texas

1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

05-07-2014 23:17:56 | More by Twpsyn
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dertyd

California

2/5  rDev -39.2%

01-21-2013 19:34:51 | More by dertyd
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Texas

2/5  rDev -39.2%

11-10-2013 02:25:21 | More by bundy462
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Texas

2/5  rDev -39.2%

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goochpunch

Texas

2.18/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours out a golden color. Head doesn't stay around very long. Very clear. Smells like artificial fruit aroma and grainy malt. The beer base is a decent enough lager (based on other Shiner products) but it is dominated by artificial flavorings. Tastes like melon and kiwi. Strange. Doesn't taste like prickly pear at all, really. Prickly pear is a delicate flavor and should have been left alone. The ¨natural¨ flavors just kill it. Like a cross between a fruit soda and some Michelob Ultra fruit mess. Mouthfeel is alright, but the sweetness kind of makes it sticky on the tongue. Not very drinkable at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 02:56:33 | More by goochpunch
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steelscarab

California

2.18/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured fresh from bottle to a glass.

Appearance: Something of a light copper color. Easy to see through and quite effervescent. It certainly looks appealing and inviting. Slighter more copperish than a standard pale ale.

Smell: It doesn't have much of a smell other than sweetness. Specifically, my first impression of the smell is something like agave syrup.

Taste: Disappointing. At first I thought it was just too cold to taste all of the flavors so I let it get to a cask temperature. There is almost no taste to this beer. The sweetness is either overpowering all of the other flavors or it is just only a sweet beer. I know that a prickly pear is somewhat sweet but this reminds me more of an agave beer than anything else. No hop flavors and no usual malts are detectable.

Mouth: Also disappointing. Very light mouth-feel; not much thicker than water. Dissipated rapidly on the tongue.

Drinkability: Moderate. I say this instead of high, frankly because the taste doesn't make me want to drink much of it. If you had a six pack of this you could easily blow through all of them rapidly, thanks to lightness and low alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:11:44 | More by steelscarab
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South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

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Texas

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

10-06-2013 03:55:53 | More by Sazz9
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Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

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Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wow.. Wow.. This brings to mind the flavour of bottle cap candy and fizzies mixed together. Fruity like straw candy bad.. except straw candy fruity tastes a bit better than this entry. This is a bit of a throwback to the Bartles and Jaymes Era of Fruit Coolers.. Ack!! I mean.. this is NOT a good bear. Wait did I say Bear?? I meant it's difficult to bear this "beer"!. It's debatable that this IS a beer..!!! I really Like Shiner Breweries Entries for the most part. this is NOT one of them..
Wow! and not in a good way..
~Carry On Citizens!!!~
sMc

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 22:36:38 | More by Hergestridge
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2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

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Illinois

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Virginia

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.