Shiner Prickly Pear | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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77
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767 Ratings
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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:
142
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
17.37%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
318
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 767 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of HamdenHector
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; bronze colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; very little lacing;

S: the prickly pear is front and center, but I also got a whiff of breadiness;

T: with most fruit beers, the fruit character comes through in the aroma, but not so much in the flavor; not so with this beer; the prickly pear is dominant from start to finish; slightly sweet, not bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: I'm not much of a fruit beer fan, but this is well done;

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.26/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of socon67
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Z-man
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pintwacky
2.97/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of torwart94
1.93/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Spoetzl Brewery "Shiner Prickly Pear"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no freshness dating
$1.50 @ Outlet Liquors, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Appearance: Clear. Surprisingly dark copper body. Short headof off-white. Limited head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Fruity and candyish.

Flavor: Some maltiness steps in but the berry-like fruitiness and sugar-candy notes remain dominant. It's sweetish but not sweet, and it finishes fairly dry with lingering fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body but with a dextrinous edge. Its Fine-bubbled median carbonation gives it a little bit of needed zing to start; and it becomes soft and smooth halfway through as it warms a bit.

Overall: In a way it's just another fruit beer, but there is something unique about it. Not a bad choice for summer.

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Photo of williahd
3.62/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhilFoley
4.44/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spreadword
4.31/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwar
1.84/5  rDev -44.9%
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 Tylertut
3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imperialking
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mthomp081
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rorjets
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gilgar
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
1.5/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jtaylord
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A refreshing summer seasonal. Definitely just a one time drink though.

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adnott
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JandJMD
3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of RavyneChyylde
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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