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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

325 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.22%
Wants: 7
Gots: 48 | 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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HardTarget

Texas

3.38/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: Clear yellow almost amber glass shows active carbonation streams that feed a thin, tight head that laces. Was hoping for a little more red-purple color to highlight the prickly pear.

Smell: Very fruity, but not much like prickly pear, more of a cranberry nose. Smells sweet, almost a Kool-Aid fruity sweet vibe, something comes across as artificial.

Taste: All the sweetness in the nose vanishes with a sour cherry pucker finish. The base is very light There is a lot of grape flavor in here as well, some apple skin, with a slightly tonic water like finish.

Mouthfeel: Light body, low carbonation leaves it a bit watery. Dry finish.

Overall: Not much prickly pear here, but I brew with prickly pear and I don't put much in either. It's more fun to say you brewed with it than it is to taste it. So, this ends up being a fruit infused, light beer that ends a bit too dry. I'm glad to see Shiner try some new things out.

08-10-2014 22:05:55 | More by HardTarget
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split_element

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-10-2014 22:03:26 | More by split_element
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corybills

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-06-2014 00:31:51 | More by corybills
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CakeTheCat


3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

08-04-2014 12:12:17 | More by CakeTheCat
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kew

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-03-2014 23:53:54 | More by kew
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +36%

08-03-2014 21:50:53 | More by Gatordaddy
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cdwil

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-03-2014 20:22:31 | More by cdwil
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jmaietta

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

08-03-2014 17:06:53 | More by jmaietta
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BlueAndBrew

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-03-2014 00:42:50 | More by BlueAndBrew
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-02-2014 23:31:37 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-01-2014 19:46:02 | More by Boone757
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G_Est

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-26-2014 23:43:04 | More by G_Est
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Nick4202


3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-24-2014 06:20:55 | More by Nick4202
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DRich1913

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-23-2014 19:30:28 | More by DRich1913
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BuzzFee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

07-23-2014 12:38:53 | More by BuzzFee
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zachgroves

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

07-23-2014 04:14:54 | More by zachgroves
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gil1205


1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

07-21-2014 18:24:08 | More by gil1205
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hoppy91

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-21-2014 01:48:39 | More by hoppy91
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Dothacker4492

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -32%

07-20-2014 06:18:22 | More by Dothacker4492
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3.61/5  rDev +9.1%

Clear light copper pour with a foamy white one-finger head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is fruity and sweet. Very nice taste that is mostly sweet but does have a slightly tart edge. Predominant flavors are light fruit (pear or tropical?), mild malt and a touch of floral hop bitterness that fades quickly on the back end. Finishes with a touch of tartness. Its different but good and very refreshing.

07-19-2014 20:30:13 | More by Karibourgeois
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-19-2014 03:11:32 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-18-2014 03:39:29 | More by oriolesfan4
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Vestlake

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-17-2014 11:26:23 | More by Vestlake
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Dello

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

07-16-2014 21:31:04 | More by Dello
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-16-2014 01:25:44 | More by BeerForMuscle
Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.