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Shiner Prickly Pear - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

365 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 61 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.