alexanderj (3362) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; copper, dark gold color with a frothy whitish head. Aroma of citrus, prickly pear?, and wheat. Pretty vibrant aroma. Flavor was a bit strange; pear, a touch watery and wheaty. Aroma was better, but not much.
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Malt and light fruity aroma. Malt and mineral flavor with fruitiness. Medium bodied. Malt and mineral linger with light grain and fruitiness.
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample 11/5/13 (Whole Foods-Lamar)-Pours a clear medium golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweetness and pear. Taste of sweetness. This light bodied brew is too sweet.
JohnGalt1 (675) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a long lasting off white head.. the brew itself is fizzy orange.
Nose shows bright/up-front watermelon and pink bubblegum... I guess this is the prickly pear!!
Flavor shows the same decent fruitiness but a bigger pale malt/wheaty element helps push but mutes the fruits.
Light fizzy carbonation on a light bodied beer....
Okay... I would drink this again.. I guess.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a nice amber color with an off white head. Sweet throughout with some sour at the end. Highly carbonated, not bad...
IndianaRed (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle slight hazy light orange short lived light tan head Tart light fruit aroma. Dry unsweetened light fruit flavors Pale plain base.
jhamp9 (1208) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange pour with a white head. Aroma is candied fruits and citrusy hops. Taste is candy orange slices and other artificial sweetness. Medium body.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very light, clear amber color. Holds a small white head. Aroma has a very nice prickly pear character with a very small hint of sweet. Flavor is light, refreshing, fruity cactus with a very mild malt backbone. The bite is too strong but the full taste and light body help make up for that.
nburriola10 (8) - Macon, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found one of these in a specialty brew place and actually enjoyed the slight tartness that comes from the Prickly pear added. It was amazingly refreshing on a hot Texas day. Sadly, the distribution of many of Shiner’s craft series seems to be very limited.
DialSquare (3114) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ABC on Apalachee. Clear copper pour with a huge pillowy head. Highly carbonated. Aroma is muted sour watermelon. Tastes are pear, little floral, kinda watery. It doesn’t taste bad - just not a lot happening.