Beerenberger (1563) - 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.
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Several shades darker than I expected, sturdy amber. Little to no head. The sugary sweet pear aroma wafted out as soon as the cap cracked. This drinks with a slightly odd combination of candy-like sweetness and a caramel malt. It’s not disgusting, but it’s not great, either. (#5974, 5/22/2015)
maxwelldeux (4119) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a mostly clear light copper color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is heavily laden with pear, but a bit of tart grape coming through behind. Taste is actually fairly crisp and easy to drink, though it comes off much drier than you’d expect. Interesting.
ads135 (3329) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
If your preference is for sweet, light, and fruity summer beers, this is for you. A bit more like juice than beer, but its crisp and effervescence is appealing.
audinerd17 (37) - Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a strange beer if there ever was one. Shiner Prickly Pear is exactly as it describes. A prickly pear beer. The thing is that it tastes like an Italian soda and doesn't taste of beer at all. It's like an Italian Soda and sparkling cider had an alcoholic prickly pear baby. Is it good? Yea. It's interesting. But it's absolutely summer only and you need to know what you're getting yourself into!
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jagad5 (83) - - MAY 17, 2015
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another disappointing pear cider. Pours copper with a short lasting head. Not a good choice with pizza.
gatorfan84 (14) - - MAY 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wanted this beer to be my new summer beer. The sound of a lighter beer with pear in it intrigued me. After trying it I was disapointed. The beer is good on the first sip but then gives a harsh after taste afterwards. It makes it hard to keep drinking it.
LetsGoState (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance is medium white head with clear light amber. Aroma is very fruit. Taste is primarily pears and reminds me more of a cider. Overall not terrible, but too much fruitiness for me.
GenDV138 (2861) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass at Phoenix Emporium in Historic Ellicott City, MD. Clear amber with half a finger of off-white head. Aromas of pear, light apples, stone fruit. Tastes of pear, herbs, light spice, malt, slightly medicinal/artificial fruit syrup. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Feel like I might enjoy this more as a wheat beer or something similar, the pear doesn’t work for me with the lager characteristics.
Suttree (5420) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish copper, with a ring of foam. Smells like apple and strawberry and not much else. I suppose that’s prickly pear? Taste is peppery, apple and strawberry again. Kind of a syrupy, heavy palate.
tsd08460 (125) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: prickly pear
Appearance: golden, clear, thick off-white head
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, prickly pear
Palate: light body, thin feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish
Meh (but I’d drink this over a megabrew on a hot day)