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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This small batch brew is the third in our Limited Edition Brewer’s Pride Craft Brew Series. A combination of Citra and US Golding hops gives this refreshing lager its citrus flavor and floral aroma. The brew’s signature tartness comes from the fruit of the prickly pear, a cactus native to our brewery’s landscape that’s hearty, rugged and unmistakably unique - qualities we surely appreciate. Prosit!


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozarkspops (368) - - JAN 9, 2013
Dark brown very clear pour. Little head and no lacing. Citrusy and malty aroma. The prickly pear flavor is very interesting and not over powering. German style malt backbone. Not bad. ---Rated via iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (2220) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2014
From the 12 fl oz bottle. It pours pale yellow to light amber with a big long lasting white head. One cannot deny that there is pear on the nose. It must considering the name of the beer. But this comes across as so fruity like standing in a produce aisle of a supermarket. The body is light to medium. The taste does have plenty of fruit characteristics but at the same time it seems rather weak and low profile. I did not dislike it but it is not something I would drink regularly.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
docsteigs (537) - Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Nice premise. Very attractive pour with a mild fruit aroma, no hops. Taste is smooth but artificial "fruit" flavors are medicinal and somewhat unpleasant. Would have been much nicer to use real juice only. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shanebrews (194) - Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2014
This beer surprised me. I bought it because I enjoy cactus fruit; blending that flavor with beer seemed like an interesting project. Shiner, as always, has brewed a thin beer but this one works. It reminded me of ShockTop Raspberry Wheat but less cloyingly sweet, better, and more traditionally beer. It is sweet and fruity but balanced. An enjoyable sipper.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Berard (338) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours shiny orange with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. It smells like a medicine bottle with mild carbonation. Lager start with a weird sweet/tart finish. This is the kind of beer you drink once. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Pale golden with small head. Light body with medium sweetness. Decent, but not much more than that.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalchopz (2398) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Part of their mixed pack in Vermont. Pours a clean deep amber colour with a frothy warm cap and minimal lacing. Fruity aromas with mild pears in there. Smells good, but the taste is too light. A little fruity but mostly yeasty with some weird grainy malt finish. Wet mouthfeel, a little oily. A little thin. Ok, but nothing too powerful. Better fruit beers out there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled at ABR 2014. Clear, golden/yellow pour. Nice fresh citrus aroma and taste in this. Some floral element as well. Decent brew.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (1970) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2014
bottle into glass, clear dark redish pour with white head, aroma and gtaste are fruit, and raisen, some minor whipped cream taste ion the backend, not my cup of tea , but not bad

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Pretty much bought the mix 6 for this one as the prickly pear intrigued me. Not super complex or mind blowing or anything, but most likely the best Shiner to date. The fruit is done well. Enough in the aroma and flavor that you don’t have to work for it, but light enough as to not be overbearing. Light refreshing flavor. Slightly sweet with some floral hops and a light bready backbone."

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Poobah (292) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Light amber with a medium head and a candy-sweet, faint pear, floral nose. Lightly-carbonated with a watery mouthfeel followed by a slight pear, melon finish.


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