Shiner Prickly Pear
Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner Prickly PearShiner Prickly Pear
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From:
Spoetzl Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #399
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
77
Ranked #29,269
Avg:
3.37 | pDev: 17.21%
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
664
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 06, 2022
Added:
Jun 29, 2012
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  342
SCORE
77
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Shiner Prickly PearShiner Prickly Pear
Notes: Doubly good in triple digits, our unique summer seasonal is made with the fruit of the prickly pear, a cactus native to Shiner, Texas. With a tart, citrusy flavor and a crisp finish, it’s the best use of cactus yet.
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Rated: 3.44 by Danzifer from Ohio

Sep 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Jul 26, 2021
 
Rated: 2.93 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Mar 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by BlueSpader from Washington

Sep 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz can split with my wife, poured into a snifter. Slightly sweet, slightly tart, wheat and prickly pear. My wife and I both liked this quite a bit. Maybe we're just prickly pear fans because we both loved the original Sierra Nevada Otra Vez - wish they would bring that beer back.
Sep 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by freewill35 from Indiana

May 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.03 by markallmon from Tennessee

Apr 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by PopeGrundle from Texas

Apr 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.46 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Mar 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.91 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Mar 27, 2020
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
The pour is bronze colored. The taste is sweet sort of like wine cooler but without the corn syrup taste. Cheers! B-
Mar 24, 2020
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Rated by LisaSpano from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Enjoyable!
Mar 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.37 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Mar 19, 2020
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
From the bottom of the can: "062720OK+ 11:55:10"

Appearance: The beer has a gold colored body that has bright clarity. It has a short and fluffy head that is slightly off-white. It has moderate head retention. No lacing. Although the head doesn't last long or seem to coat the glass well, the body looks great even as the head flattens. While drinking the beer all bubbles will eventually disappear and the surface will be glass-flat with just popping carbonation bubbles.

Aroma: The aroma of the beer extends from the glass even before the nose approaches it, as it is poured and sits. It has this raspberry scent from afar. Closer, there are more raspberry and strawberry scents.

Taste: There is a light flavor of raspberry at the beginning and middle. Towards the finish there is a bit of wheat flavor. The flavors feel a little off though, as if it's mixed with tonic water. It's not a bad tasting beer, and in fact it can taste quite good on some sips, but it is not consistent with each sip and at times it becomes questionable.

Mouthfeel: The body is light and crisp with good carbonation. There is an odd bitterness that can crop up from time to time while drinking the beer and also it can feel a bit thin at times.

Overall: It's a bit of an oddball beer in that it is simultaneously good and awkward. The can states that this is a "BEER BREWED WITH PRICKLY PEAR FRUIT AND WITH NATURAL FLAVOR ADDED." It definitely has a fruity, berry-like flavor and aroma which is nice. I could see myself drinking this at a large gathering where somebody brought a bunch to share, but I probably wouldn't buy it over some of the other fruit beer alternatives on the market. It's still worth picking up if you want to try out a new fruit beer or a beer that is made with prickly pear, but I'd recommend trying it as a single or taster before buying more.
Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by txun from Texas

Mar 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.48 by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.71 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Feb 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2020
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Rated by wac9 from Pennsylvania

2.06/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Got nothing
Feb 02, 2020
 
Rated: 2.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Nov 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.07 by mysticx401 from Illinois

Sep 01, 2019
 
Rated: 2.1 by Tiernan from Texas

Aug 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.91 by Dkloubec from Illinois

Aug 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

May 26, 2019
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Rated by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

2.77/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Kind of funky, not bad but I wouldn’t buy it again. And I like prickly pear fruit. No pale ale qualities to this one
May 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.27 by aatazebeats from Texas

May 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by BuzzCal180 from Texas

Apr 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by MrNIko from Texas

Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.64 by Sadams71 from Texas

Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by arrott from Texas

Sep 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Txbrewing from Texas

Aug 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Andyman22 from Texas

Jul 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2018
 
Rated: 2.14 by SamHill_92 from Nebraska

Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by generallee from Virginia

Jun 14, 2018
 
Rated: 2.08 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.72 by Brew_ski from Pennsylvania

May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by Ewok_BBQ from Maryland

Mar 23, 2018
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Reviewed by AngEo from Texas

4.12/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A style I don't like and reviewed with limited knowledge of what a good fruit/vegetable beer is. I will likely update later when I have more experience but that may be a while as I don't actively seek this type of beer out. It was a little sweet for me but this is redeemed as it doesn't taste artificial. Really nice full body that drinks smooths but feels light upon finishing. I can see why this is marketed as a summer beer. I would be happy to throw a few of these back poolside on a hot day. Overall I was GREATLY surprised with how much I liked this beer as I expected nothing and don't care for the style.
Mar 17, 2018
Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 812 ratings