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Shiner Prickly Pear | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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770 Ratings
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,205
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
770
pDev:
17.26%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
323
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 770 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of AMCPhD
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aufie
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wer34truh
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a rather large head, with a clear amber color. Light visible carbonation.

This smells of fruity and dank sweetness. Also has a sour undertone. The drink this smell reminds me the most of is a traditional Scandinavian pear cider. This certainly does not smell like a regular beer, but is quite enjoyable nontheless.

I enjoyed the taste of this less. The funky sweetness from the smell is subdued, and there is an added bitterness. While I think the taste is more nuanced than the smell, I felt like it didin't own its weirdness quite as well as the smell.

Mouthfeel is light, fairly juicy, and moderately carbonated.

This is a solid beer. I wish I hadn't gotten a twelve-pack, yet friends that tried it enjoyed it so I don't think I'll have a problem getting rid of it. Certainly not a lame beer!

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

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of arevalo
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdiiorio
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Quickdcm
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
2.92/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kgar2121
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Yummy

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Photo of Jack74
3.99/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of durwood64
4.21/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.14/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olgin24
3.97/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great flavor. It is a little sweet so I had to switch back to shiner bock after a couple.

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Photo of bluesyasian
3.84/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kgrichards
4.23/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sgt_187em
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This reminded me of an apple hard cider. Sweet Apple with a little pear. Light Amber color with a medium head. Not bitter and light carbonation.

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Photo of BWbeerlog
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Strong fruit taste... Might enjoy better on a scorching summer day.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
1.97/5  rDev -41.4%
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 Vinny_Spez
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

i am a fan of pear, this was not for me

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Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 770 ratings
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