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Prickly Pear | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,622
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
786
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
337
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
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2.14/5  rDev -36.5%
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3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.08/5  rDev -38.3%
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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.

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3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
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2.98/5  rDev -11.6%
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3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
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3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This came with some other beers in a variety pack. The color is the usual golden lager color, but this has some darker colored fruit (prickly pear) that turns that color to a mix of pink red and gold with a super thin white head. Citra and Golding hops, but smells like all Golding. Seems like all the rage is writing "Citra" on a label, and then only using it for like 1% of the hop bill.

The taste is smooth, the mouthfeel is heavier than expected, I guess the prickly pear gives the beer some viscosity that the malt body did not. It finishes kind of dry. Stays away from bitterness, there is like no hop quality to this beer. It really comes down to whether you like the prickly pear being used. Kind of tastes like cranberry pear. Not a fan. Would not buy a 6 pack of this.

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Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 786 ratings