Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Prickly Pear Ate - Freetail Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Prickly Pear Ate
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 2
Hads: 5
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jamescain on 11-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Hads: 5
Reviews by texasclimber:
Photo of texasclimber
4/5  rDev +9.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub shortly after the La Muerta bottle release.

Like all of the Freetail prickly pear beers, this one pours a pinkish red color with a small white head. A very odd looking beer. The aroma is heavy on the prickly pear with some light tartness mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of pickled cactus notes, as well as a little bit of sweetness from the cactus and some tartness from the base beer. The fruit makes the tartness more subdued than in regular Ate’, which I think makes this beer not as enjoyable. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Overall, this beer is just weird, but I am glad I got to try it.

 648 characters

Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of jamescain
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Pours a clear bright pink with a light pink-whitish head about a centimeter thick that slowly fades to a thin ring around the center.

Aroma: Sour acidic notes with subtle prickly pear aroma. Spicy and earthy with a hint of funk.

Taste: Lactic acid, tart with most of the flavor dominated by the prickly pear.

Mouthfeel: Tart up front with a sour, slightly astringent finish.

Overall: I prefer the regular Ate, I think this one had too much prickly pear for me.

 514 characters

Prickly Pear Ate from Freetail Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.