Shiner Prickly Pear | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable 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.

Added by EgadBananas on 06-29-2012

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#43,941
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
772
pDev:
17.26%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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4.92/5  rDev +46.4%

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4.9/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.78/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great summer beer. Has a wonderful fruit smell and a sweetish taste. This just became a new favorite.

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4.76/5  rDev +41.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite beer. Everyone I have offered this beer to has loved it. I hate when it goes out of season, but when it comes back in the spring I love it so much more. The fruit taste is very unique and refreshing. It finishes strong and is light enough to have a few more. I am not a Shiner Bock fan but their seasonal beers like Prickly Pear, strawberry blond, and Ruby Redbird are special.

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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

not a bad beer at all. it taste fruity and smells fruity but its not as fruity as i thought it would be. give this beer a chance and see what it can do for you

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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great tasting beer to have

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4.72/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.7/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a surprisingly good beer. I tried it not knowing what to expect - it's very sweet yet has the Shiner taste that I love. I would call this a summer beer, personally - great for a hot day while having a barbecue.

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4.52/5  rDev +34.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite seasonal beer. It is a little fruity, and not a very manly man's beer, but it's freaking delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer, a little sweet

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4.49/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12 oz bottle into glass. 4.9% abv

Appearance- Pours a medium amber that is crystal clear. Two finger head slow to dissipate.

Smell- Sweet floral aroma with fruit. Similar to rasberry with apples as well. Dry cracker-like malt smell too.

Taste- Fruit is prominent, just as in the smell. The sweetness of rasberries comes first, blending into a drier crispness of that to an apple. The rasberry taste lingers all the way through and carries with it a slight tartness, even a bit sour. A bready malt flavor characteristic to that of a lager is in there, but is harder to pick out from the fresh fruit prescence.

Mouthfeel- Medium-thin, vibrant carbonation, fresh and crisp.

Overall- I was really impressed. Interesting and unique, I now know prickly pear fruit tastes like rasberries. Mildly complex for sure. Great use of fruit in a beer. Very refreshing and just the right beer for a hot day. Light bodied and full of flavor make this beer very easy drinking. Must try.

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 772 ratings