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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

313 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 45 | 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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purppy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-11-2012 03:27:47 | More by purppy
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-09-2012 01:53:03 | More by EvanWilliams
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drh1382

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

12-08-2012 00:04:11 | More by drh1382
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-06-2012 02:13:20 | More by Chucker17
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buckyp

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-03-2012 04:02:26 | More by buckyp
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steelscarab

California

2.18/5  rDev -33.9%

Poured fresh from bottle to a glass.

Appearance: Something of a light copper color. Easy to see through and quite effervescent. It certainly looks appealing and inviting. Slighter more copperish than a standard pale ale.

Smell: It doesn't have much of a smell other than sweetness. Specifically, my first impression of the smell is something like agave syrup.

Taste: Disappointing. At first I thought it was just too cold to taste all of the flavors so I let it get to a cask temperature. There is almost no taste to this beer. The sweetness is either overpowering all of the other flavors or it is just only a sweet beer. I know that a prickly pear is somewhat sweet but this reminds me more of an agave beer than anything else. No hop flavors and no usual malts are detectable.

Mouth: Also disappointing. Very light mouth-feel; not much thicker than water. Dissipated rapidly on the tongue.

Drinkability: Moderate. I say this instead of high, frankly because the taste doesn't make me want to drink much of it. If you had a six pack of this you could easily blow through all of them rapidly, thanks to lightness and low alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:11:44 | More by steelscarab
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-02-2012 08:31:04 | More by WDJersey
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AHood

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

11-29-2012 05:17:05 | More by AHood
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-25-2012 03:26:16 | More by Texasfan549
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mooseisloose

Florida

2.63/5  rDev -20.3%

Part of the family reunion sixer picked up at the local convenience. Lets give it a whirl. Popping the top is a very sweet not pear but raspberry smell. Pours to a light bronze wit a multisize bubble off white head that disappears immediately. Taste is a deep sour fruit with some bitterness and a dry light finish. Mouthfeel is sparkly. Not my style.

11-22-2012 02:28:19 | More by mooseisloose
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JoeyDante

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

11-19-2012 00:23:07 | More by JoeyDante
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e911mann


1/5  rDev -69.7%

11-17-2012 20:50:10 | More by e911mann
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.08/5  rDev -6.7%

A: poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, copper colored with a 1" white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear
S: sweet fruit smells of apple and pear, citrus hops, sweetest and fresh
T: taste is watery with little happening, sour fruits mixed with light lager
M: thin with a ton of carbonation, constant streams of bubbles,finish is crisp
O: I got excited over the look and smell, let down by taste, I would have liked more complex flavors to match the delicious smell

11-17-2012 03:16:34 | More by M_C_Hampton
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mactrail

Washington

2.95/5  rDev -10.6%

Clear amber in the glass and a nice appearance. Well carbonated with a light moouthfeel. Faint aroma of

Rather sweet and quite fruity. Somewhat tangy, but not at all like citrus taste. Rather faint grape flavor. A touch of cherry Kool Aid as the tartness kicks in. Quite mellow and not the least trace of hops. Just an earthy touch at the end.

Actually too bad, though it's hard to pin the flavors down. Not the usual faint wheat beers with fruity flavors, either. The lack of malty and hoppy beeriness will cause me to skip it next time. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at H and H Beverages in Abilene, Texas.

11-11-2012 05:25:04 | More by mactrail
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Cheet577


2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

11-11-2012 02:40:27 | More by Cheet577
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ch473

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

11-10-2012 04:57:36 | More by ch473
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

11-10-2012 01:50:20 | More by mmilyko
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-06-2012 20:52:42 | More by PhatAtUT
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Amp

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-05-2012 01:59:13 | More by Amp
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smitbo7

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

11-04-2012 02:03:26 | More by smitbo7
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -12.7%

Appearance: Pumpkin orange with very little foam and lacing. It's flat too.

Smell: Raspberries and apples. Very faint, but it's pleasant enough.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely bitter. Nothing else really. I guess I taste a bit of lemon or even some burnt cedar or quinine. The mouthfeel is like soda water, which permeates the bitterness.

Overall Drinkability: I used to live in Arizona, and also wondered what cactus beer would taste like. A friend told me it wouldn't be easy, and that's apparent here. I will give bonus points for trying to pull it off.

10-31-2012 23:49:02 | More by tjsdomer2
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-31-2012 21:02:37 | More by kjkinsey
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goochpunch

Texas

2.18/5  rDev -33.9%

Pours out a golden color. Head doesn't stay around very long. Very clear. Smells like artificial fruit aroma and grainy malt. The beer base is a decent enough lager (based on other Shiner products) but it is dominated by artificial flavorings. Tastes like melon and kiwi. Strange. Doesn't taste like prickly pear at all, really. Prickly pear is a delicate flavor and should have been left alone. The ¨natural¨ flavors just kill it. Like a cross between a fruit soda and some Michelob Ultra fruit mess. Mouthfeel is alright, but the sweetness kind of makes it sticky on the tongue. Not very drinkable at all.

10-31-2012 02:56:33 | More by goochpunch
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klmcmachen

Texas

4/5  rDev +21.2%

10-30-2012 16:14:18 | More by klmcmachen
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

10-26-2012 00:51:24 | More by avisong
Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.