Shiner Prickly Pear | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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77
okay
767 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Shiner Prickly PearShiner Prickly Pear
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
767
Reviews:
143
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
17.31%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
319
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 767 |  Reviews: 143
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1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of harrylee773
1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1/5  rDev -70.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of gil1205
1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
1.5/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of yakyak
1.64/5  rDev -51%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Not prickly pear at all. Way too much raspberry artificial flavoring!Overwhelming raspberry
smell. Yuk. Prickly pear would be much more subtle and it would have more of a watermelon smell.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of Twpsyn
1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of jdwilliamson79
1.81/5  rDev -46%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Terrible. Shiner is pretty awful brewery. No IPAs, no imperial stouts, no barleywines, nothing interesting at all. This is one of the worst beers I've ever had. I went in thinking fruits and refreshing. The pear flavor was horrible, very artificial tasting. I'd drink piss over this.

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Photo of mwar
1.84/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

No sure what they were aiming for here, but I am not a fan. In general, I am a fan of shiner. Not so much on this one

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Photo of raindrop01
1.9/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Horrible just freaking horrible smh

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Photo of hickmancase
1.9/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This review is hereby justified

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Photo of torwart94
1.93/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Kennyrpd
1.96/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

If you like the taste sensation you get from licking an old ladies neck, then this shit is right up your alley.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
1.97/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I like a lot of shiner beers but this one I just couldn't get into at all. The flavor is not good, the smell isn't much better. When the look is it's best attribute it's not a good beer.

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Photo of nuebs
2/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dertyd
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of bundy462
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of WKrieger
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of heerboth
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of BeerSamurai34
2/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A very meh beer. Not much complexity with a weird funky quality. The pear flavoring was clearly very artificial and almost syrup like. I didn't hate this beer, but certainly wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of Moonshae_D
2/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It tasted like it was full of artificial sweetener. I had a couple, no where near drunk, and I was puking later that night. Maybe from this, maybe not, but the association will always be there. No thanks.

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Photo of ChaosKittyXJ9
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of Gear54
2/5  rDev -40.3%

From a bottle into a snifter. I got this in a shiner variety pack a month or so again. I see it's been retired since then.

Champaign gold in color with thin head but lots of lace.

Smell is pair and orange. It's almost overwhelmingly fruity in the nose.

Tast follows the smell exactly. Orange and pair with some bitter hops. Very unique match of flavor and heavy sweetness.

Lightly carbonated and smooth but not as easy drinking. I couldn't have more than one before the sweetness got to me!

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Photo of misternebbie
2/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

purchased as part of a sampler case, and it was the lease enjoyable in the pack, don't let the pear inference miss lead you this is a cactus beer, their are some citrus notes, but this beer is too sour for me.

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.35 out of 5 based on 767 ratings.
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