Shiner Prickly Pear
Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner Prickly PearShiner Prickly Pear
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Spoetzl Brewery
Texas, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #334
Ranked #27,240
3.37 | pDev: 17.21%
Aug 23, 2023
Jun 29, 2012
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: 3.42 by rexdeopp from Texas

Aug 23, 2023
Rated: 3.04 by Try-em-all from Missouri

Jun 19, 2023
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
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
Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 814 ratings