Beerenberger (1270) - 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.
crazyvin (1859) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice amber body with a white head, good retention. Mild fruit aroma with hints of corn. Some mild hops. Flavor was mildly sweet. and there was a nice tartness in the finish. Carbonation was slightly elevated
andrewlol (62) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this shiner. Too bad I never see it anywhere. Sweet and has a prickly pear taste to it lol. I didn’t expect much but I really liked it
RaginCajun (319) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is about what I would expect out of a small batch beer from Shiner. While I have had prickly pear (most often the fruit and not the leaf) before, this beer comes across as overly vegetably and otherwise thin on the palate.
Bricks (557) - Delaware, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A very clear light caramel color. Aroma of tart fizzy sweetness. Tastes like malty, carbonated pear soda. It’s different and weird.
eRock_2013 (145) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I'm not really a fan of fruit beers, and this one doesn't encourage me to reconsider. Interesting but not exactly appetizing sweet aroma. Decent amber appearance. Taste is dominated by the "prickly pear" cactus flavor. Maybe a little floral hoppiness in the background. Seems a little flat and watery, might just be this particular batch. Unpleasant sour aftertaste. Overall, interesting but not something I would go out of my way to try.
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BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting fruit beer light flavors and a nice over all drinkablility. Could use more malt and fruit backing to amke this a truly awesome beer.
stevoj (1704) - 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 (3267) - 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 (6697) - 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 (3001) - 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.