Shiner Prickly Pear
Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner Prickly PearShiner Prickly Pear
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #848
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
77
Ranked #47,735
Avg:
3.39 | pDev: 17.11%
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
808
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Spoetzl Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  30
Gots
  341
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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BenwayPHD from California

3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber with a two finger head. The boar is nothing but fruit. Pear, apple juice, grape, fruit leather. The flavor is didn't bitter with a sweet finish. Refreshing. Neither good nor bad.

Jul 05, 2015
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twiggamortis420 from Texas

3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours a crystal clear copper color with a modest cap of off-white head. Fair retention and lace is excellent, sheeting even.

Nose is sweet and fruity, almost like red Kool-Aid. Not unpleasant, but not very beer-esque.

Taste shows more beer character with a nice grainy malt complimented by a berry fruitiness, maybe a little floral. Im assuming this uses the prickly pear fruit as opposed to the leaves given the flavors here. Its pretty good, I am a sucker for a good fruit beer and this one delivers a tasty treat that is not too sweet.

Mar 08, 2015
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BrettBowerman from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A wonderful Summer brew that has a slight sweet after taste. Crisp and refreshing.

Apr 04, 2015
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Bryan12345 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Any time a brewery tries something new, they get points for trying (in my opinion). This is a unique, easy drinking beer. Personally I like the sweet flavor.

Mar 18, 2016
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TX-Badger from Texas

3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light golden color with white head. Pear, light fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with light fruit flavors. Sweet.

Oct 28, 2015
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trebbates from Texas

2.88/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

May 12, 2015
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Kataco16 from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great tasting beer to have

May 31, 2015
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JustinPStewart from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

All is pear in love and war

Jan 15, 2015
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Compton25 from Texas

3/5  rDev -11.5%

May 10, 2013
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brett606 from Texas

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 04, 2015
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mothmanscott from Georgia

2.92/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear deep amber producing 1.5 fingers of frothy, beige, shortlived head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is crisp but perfumey prickly pear & stone fruit, floral & lemon with a mineral hint. Taste is tangy, prickly pear, citrus, vegetal & medicinal with a slight toasted malt hint, it has a cloying perfumey sweetness up front with a tart but mild drying finish. Aftertaste is fruity, mineral & lightly bitter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, thin with a light prickle, drying in the finish & aftertaste. For those who have never tasted raw prickly pear flesh this brew is pretty true to the aroma & flavor as I remember it.

Oct 23, 2015
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digitalflood from New York

3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 17, 2015
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Averwo from Iowa

3/5  rDev -11.5%

Dec 19, 2013
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TheColonel

2.76/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apr 22, 2015
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grahuba from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 19, 2016
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E_Cox from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Jul 15, 2013
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Beer-Revelry from Texas

3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Jan 11, 2015
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corybills from Texas

3/5  rDev -11.5%

Aug 06, 2014
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ImperatorScab from Tennessee

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 12, 2015
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otoolman221 from Missouri

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Apr 08, 2015
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hilgart1 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 24, 2015
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Vestlake from Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Jul 17, 2014
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rctracker from Texas

3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

May 22, 2015
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Jun 14, 2015
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BeerWithMike from Nebraska

3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled this evening on 4/2/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "CHEERS-BOSTON" handled-glass stein.

This 'Summer Seasonal' brew pours a pretty copper in color with a thin off-white head. A good amount of lacing was seen when sipped which was really surprising. The aroma is of some sweet fruits for the most part. More going on with the taste as the 'pear' flavor is up front but isn't over sweet with some grains. Slightly dry finish. Overall it was good but different. Lighter to medium-bodied with good carbonation as seen with all the small streaming bubbles rising from the sides and the bottom of the glass after the pour.

Apr 03, 2015
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Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 808 ratings