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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

271 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.58%
Wants: 6
Gots: 28 | 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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tdm168

North Carolina

3.19/5  rDev -3.3%
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 +6.1%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +21.2%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-05-2013 22:13:05 | More by mikeincharleston
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Caj1

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-02-2013 23:28:22 | More by Caj1
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Bill_Murray

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-02-2013 22:47:56 | More by Bill_Murray
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Sweffin

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-27-2013 03:30:29 | More by Sweffin
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egrace84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-24-2013 14:46:26 | More by egrace84
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MandaLeigh

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-12-2013 21:04:39 | More by MandaLeigh
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Paccamacca

California

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

06-11-2013 13:24:24 | More by Paccamacca
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bhawk1

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-09-2013 13:11:20 | More by bhawk1
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Garrettshu

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-01-2013 20:05:51 | More by Garrettshu
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ranger7

Texas

3.61/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Found in a Shiner Family Reunion 6-pack.
From the bottle to a Sam Adams laser-etched glass.

A - Nice golden color, with a thin and quickly dissipating head.

S - Sweet, fruity, surprisingly sour smelling. It smells slightly similar to sour candy.

T - I can taste the cactus, it's "green" tasting, kind of grassy and refreshing.

M - Medium bodied with a light aftertaste and some lingering cactus.

Summary - I really enjoyed this brew. It's better than Shiner's other fruit beer attempt "Ruby Redbird" and I would be much more likely to buy a 6-pack of this. It's different, has a unique flavor, and would go well with food or alone (which is how I drank it).

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 14:04:32 | More by ranger7
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Drew966

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Shiner Prickly Pear pours an orange color with an off white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is very sweet almost to the point of being cloying. The body is quite thin, the flavor is on the sweet side, but not as sweet as one would guess from the aroma. A touch fruity, but not a lot going on. This cactus flavored beer is an interesting oddity, but hardly a compelling beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 21:40:54 | More by Drew966
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Blumstein

Spain

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

05-20-2013 04:20:47 | More by Blumstein
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jl28r1

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-18-2013 16:21:00 | More by jl28r1
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shiguy16

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-16-2013 15:05:31 | More by shiguy16
Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.