Beerenberger (1117) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma is extremely floral, almost candy like. Pours a clear amber with a none lasting white head and no lacing. The taste is sweet, but not over poweringly so. The flavor reminds me of a "red" snowcone. Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, while the hops help reign in the sweetness, this is not a beer I would want to drink repeatedly.
stevoj (1367) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Points for brewing wit hthis odd ingredient, although aroma is a bit off-putting. Taste is sweet, but flat and dry. Saving grace is this beer’s beautiful look, light, lcear amber with nice fluffy head. Not sure about the taste of the prickly pear however....
alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, 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 (6481) - 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 (2748) - 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 (204) - , 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 (125) - 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 (2051) - 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 (882) - 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 (2968) - 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.