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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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406 Ratings

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 87 | 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:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 06-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of stprather
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Photo of bmwats
3.22/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of BeerOps
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.