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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,779
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
777
pDev:
17.21%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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Ratings: 777 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of robatron84
4.76/5  rDev +41.2%
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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Photo of colts9016
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A mahogany color with some dark reddish orange hues with a good amount of carbonation. The head is white one finger head with poor retention. The clarity of beer is clear.

N: fruity, caramel, honey, toasty malt, yeast, and tarty/vinegar.

T: fruity, caramel, honey, toasty malt, cactus, earthy tart lemons, toasty malt, and yeast.

M: Carbonation, light, and crisp.

O: The beer is something different. I really don't like the flavors I was hoping for something that was a bit more refined instead of harsh.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L - amber color, reddish hue; crystal clear , no haze; two finger head that quickly disapates to a thin layer/ring.

S - sour tartness, lambic like aroma. Apple/pear scent, not citrus.

T - all prickly pear; no hop bitterness; slight tartness/acidity at the end. Similar to a gose without the dry/salty taste.

F - medium light in body, light carbonation, tart and juicy finish

O - perfect beer for a hot Texas summer. I would recommend this for someone who wants to try something different in the fruit beer realm.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madakassal
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wmickdds32
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Look--light brown Amber with very thin head
Smell--not much, but not unpleasant
Taste--summery
Mouth feel-- a bit thin for my tastes. I generally like thicker, chewier beers
Overall-- decent summer beer. I won't be pining for it when it's cold outside

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Photo of yanajenn
3.81/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good on a hot day with a bit of lemon juice and sugar syrup. Yes, I tend to turn my beers into shandies.

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Photo of mpgrif2
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayKay412
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a clear amber with a small - american lager type - head, quickly dissipating. Odd smell in the nose, possibly the prickly pear?? Somewhat funky flavor, prickly pear??, but definitely characteristic of all the prickly pear beers I have ever had...

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of packbacker99
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tripledbrew
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of samhandwich
2.2/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I picked this up (in cans) because I love the company's Ruby Redbird on a hot day. This one is disappointing, though. The smell is immediately artificial, as is the flavor which seems to clash against the beer flavor. I will be pawning off the rest of the six pack on unsuspecting friends. Glad I got some Ruby Redbird at the same time.

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Photo of dcotom
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours with a beautiful copper hue with a bubbly three fingers of head. It dissipates rather quickly.

S: Prickly pear (though I don't really know basing it off what I got from otra vez). It is a distinct aroma.

T: Prickly Pear, slight tartness. At first the taste just disappeared on the finish. As I drank more I noticed a slight bitterness on the finish.

F: Light bodied, moderate carb. Goes down easy.

O: This makes a great hot humid day summer drinker. Refreshing.

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Photo of NocoBeerGuy
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cgrunin
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
4.03/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tmorse
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of freshtojeff
2.44/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Seanecy
3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samputnam14
4.52/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.94/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Shiner Prickly Pear from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 777 ratings