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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

343 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.58%
Wants: 6
Gots: 50 | 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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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

DOCRW, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Offa
3.78/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a surprisingly nice and enjoyable beer that in my book ranks among the best Shiner beers.

Dark gold/pale amber, it has a medium off-white head steadily srhinking to lasting thin foamy top and then foamy ring, a little lace.

Aroma is strong fruit (a bit like strawberry candy), grain.

Taste is nice fruit (leaning to strawberry again), very toasty grain, a little grass, well-rounded, nice firm character, a little form sweetness and bitterness, nice full feel. It is very enjoyable.

Offa, Feb 13, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Prickly Pear. It reminds me of dry dusty places where all you want is a refreshing gulp of brew.

A (Appearance) Poured out of a bottle into a Boulevard Tank 7 glass. There wasn't much lace to the head. It poured as a thin, frothy foam over a cider like pour.

S (Smell) Hints of apple, hints of pear, and hints of sunshine poured over lemon yogurt.

T (Taste) This was the best part for me. It was a surprisingly tart taste. In a world where hops reign, this is a queen. Sweet, yet tart. Bold, with a taste that is individually unique. While it is sweet, and tart, it doesn't conform to the idea of a "girly" drink.

M (Mouthfeel) Tingly on the inside. Bitter on the tongue.

O (Overall) This beer brings me back to my imaginary travels through the desert. I come upon an oasis, and a lovely woman awaits. She hands me a glass, with a thin frothy head. I drink deeply and I am refreshed.

GypsyJoan, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Pens1967, Jan 16, 2014
Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.