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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

284 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 284
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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time01

Texas

3.94/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found in a Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack.

I thought the beer was good. it was refreshing and smooth. I am not a huge fan of fruity beers but this one was pretty mellow and not over the top flavored with fruit.

A: had it out of the bottle.
S: nice and light.
T: smooth and light, very nice.
M: very nice, light and not overdone for a fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 15:37:20 | More by time01
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Elprico

Texas

4/5  rDev +21.6%

08-18-2013 22:23:12 | More by Elprico
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Weston19

Illinois

2.59/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass

A: Amber, clear, about a pinky sized head, little carbonation, big air bubbles stick to the glass.

S: Pear, honey, and a perfumy smell that comes under the pear. It smells very fruity.

T: Sweet. This is probably a little sweeter than I would like but I would attribute that to the fact that there isn't much hop flavor to balance out the sweetness. It's not bad, it's just very fruity.

MF: Creamy, smooth, and leave an oily feel to the mouth. Very light beer.

O: I've had other fruit beers before but I didn't enjoy this one as much as I would've liked. I thought it wasn't very balanced and was overly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 04:59:13 | More by Weston19
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stprather

Mississippi

3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found this in my local supermarket's make-your-own six pack selection, bought with a couple of other less popular Shiners. I'm not a big "fruit beer" fan, but I found this one pretty enjoyable, especially b/c you get the fruitiness a bit more in the smell than in the taste.

Appearance -- deep amber golden, really lovely pour w/ nice creamy head
Smell -- pear in the forefront but a really nice, not-too-sweet malty honey nose
Mouthfeel -- really drinkable, not watery at all, smooth
Taste -- what I love about the taste is that it comes off less "fruity-sweet" and more "fruity-deep", as in a good wine, if that makes sense. Still not as malty/hoppy as I like, but wonderful for a "fruit beer."

Enjoyed this one

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 19:40:21 | More by stprather
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four91

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-06-2013 03:18:36 | More by four91
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frothy_80

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

08-04-2013 12:33:46 | More by frothy_80
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Jabartheljr

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-02-2013 22:08:44 | More by Jabartheljr
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get_bentley

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

07-30-2013 04:32:55 | More by get_bentley
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-29-2013 00:31:05 | More by bbadger
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OgreSanchez

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

07-28-2013 00:46:40 | More by OgreSanchez
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-27-2013 18:48:33 | More by powdersoldier
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.21/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Translucent, medium amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head which quickly dissipates. Slight lacing quickly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: Light malt, but the prickly pear is prominent. Not overwhelming are anything, but it is the outstanding aroma.

T: Light, pungent, bready flavor base. Some clove, fruit pith, and bubble gum.

M: Light, bitter, and pungent. Kind of tongue-coating, bitter finish.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is okay. Bubbly head, no real lacing. Nose is light with a distinct fruit aroma. Light, pungent, and bitter with a slight sweetness. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 02:00:20 | More by bmwats
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BeerOps

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

07-27-2013 00:01:44 | More by BeerOps
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - dark copper with a thin, bubbly, loose, white head that fades quickly

S - hints of prickly pear and alcohol

T - grainy, faint toasted malt notes, faint caramel, hints of the prickly pear

M - crisp, over carbonated, medium bodied that is thinned out by the carbonation

I'm not really sure what to say about this one. I was expecting a more pungent fruit presence, but it's really subdued. The bottle also promised a citra hop citrus character, but I don't get any of that. In the end, this is a rather nondescript, simple fruit beer. I'm glad I tried it once, but I don't think I'll be buying any more of this.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 22:30:39 | More by tdm168
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-22-2013 20:44:24 | More by Lukebell15
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Lucoli

New York

3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-21-2013 04:26:01 | More by Lucoli
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -24%

07-16-2013 20:06:29 | More by Kahlstrom
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cam12

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

07-16-2013 04:03:38 | More by cam12
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E_Cox

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-15-2013 08:53:52 | More by E_Cox
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +14%

07-13-2013 00:28:52 | More by jzlyo
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bullcrapp

Texas

3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-12-2013 02:12:03 | More by bullcrapp
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Beer_Slayer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-10-2013 18:01:56 | More by Beer_Slayer
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msanborn

Texas

4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-09-2013 15:27:39 | More by msanborn
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lostgrrl666

Texas

3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-07-2013 04:57:49 | More by lostgrrl666
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-05-2013 22:13:05 | More by mikeincharleston
Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.