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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

339 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 339
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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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

BlueMoon10, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

emwild12, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

KevinBrau, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
3.61/5  rDev +9.4%

12oz bottle with no date poured into a Summit pint glass

clear reddish orange color. very small head and almost no lacing. smell is light, airy, wheaty, with a hint of pear. taste is a light and crisp wheat with a pear finish. feel is slightly cloying but overall pleasant.

decent wheat beer with a pear kick. get it if you're into that sort of thing.

jimmah120, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bocaoma, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of time01
3.94/5  rDev +19.4%

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.

time01, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Elprico
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Elprico, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Weston19
2.59/5  rDev -21.5%

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.

Weston19, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of stprather
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%

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

stprather, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

four91, Aug 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

frothy_80, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Jabartheljr, Aug 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +43.9%

get_bentley, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bbadger, Jul 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

powdersoldier, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.21/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

bmwats, Jul 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

BeerOps, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.19/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

tdm168, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Lukebell15, Jul 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Lucoli, Jul 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Kahlstrom, Jul 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

cam12, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

E_Cox, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

jzlyo, Jul 13, 2013
Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.