Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Prickly PearShiner Prickly Pear

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391 Ratings

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 73 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 06-29-2012)
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3.46/5  rDev +3.9%

Singles cooler $1.59 at hy-vee.

Appearance (3.75) : 2 fingered creamy looking head. Body is a caramel golden, very transparent body. Opacity is about 20%. Leaves neat and tidy rings around the glass all the way down as the head recedes to about 1 finger.

Aroma (4) : Reminds me of Moscato D'Asti wine. Very fruity. Pear being the obvious fruit, but I am also picking up grape (drink, like Kool-Aid powder or Gatorade) and fresh pineapple. Underneath that is the faint ale aroma of barley malt and wheat. Smells delicious, and the bouquet is medium to strong.

Taste (3.5) : The pear takes a back seat as the ale comes out straightforward. It's basic barley malt and wheat with a slight pear kick underneath. It's not sweet and it's not cloying, it's actually refreshing, tart, and pleasing.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Light bodied, crisp, slightly watery. If there's head remaining while you're drinking it a slight creaminess is introduced. Appropriate but not outstanding.

Overall (3.46) : This was not the knock out I thought it would be but it's a decent beer. Another fair offering from Shiner. They've done better, but this is better than some of their other beers like the Bock.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.