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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


jimmie65's rating

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Dark amber pour with a foamy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of hops, lots of alcohol, and I guess what’s prickly pear flowers. Sour flavor - tart with only a little sweetness and no bitter. Floral, prickly pear, berry flavors. The most interesting beer I’ve tried from Shiner. Not bad at all.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danyel (1402) - Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear brown with off-white head. Aroma is very juicy, berries, cherries, ciderlike. If I didn’t know better I’d say it was a cider. Taste is light bodied, high carbonation, med-sweet, earthy. Overall, okay.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
queenholly (3559) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Sweet artificial fruit / Jolly Rancher aroma. Clear copper with a small off-white head. Watery artificial fruit flavor with a faint bitterness in the finish. Light watery body, soft carbonation. Blech.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1123) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 11 Nov 2012 -- This beer surprised me. I was expecting a crappy fruit beer. Instead it’s a decent fruit beer. The prickly pear comes through pretty well in the nose and there’s just a hint of it in the flavor. Wish there was more, but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElCapitan22 (272) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Smells sweet and slightly of plum. Tastes sweet, but not overly so. This is only slightly bitter and quite refreshing. It’s not bad on a hot day, but it’s far from memorable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark copper pour with a thin white head. Sweet pear aroma with a nice malt backbone. Flavor is mildly bitter at the start with a nice prickly pear sweetness and a bitter aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (177) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear amber with off white head. Taste, sweet and fruity.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1596) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Burnt orange pour with thin, lasting head and lacing. Pear smacks you right in the kisser after opening. Pear, berries, and other citrus aromas/flavors are the showcase. I thought I would hate this based on the rating, but it’s passable. A bit sweet though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llcooldave (1168) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Pours a crystal clear amber brown. Looks like a Pale Ale in the glass. Fruity berry aroma with a hint of cereal. Dry on the palate. Crisp dry ’raspberry’ flavor to it with not a hint of sweetness. Nutty malt aftertaste. Overall, it’s good and has a bit of complexity to it.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
b3shine (6785) - Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent caramelish orange with fizzy eggshell head that dissipates into thin lacing pretty quickly. Smells floral and fruity alongside what I assume are notes of cactus. Tastes like it smells, but less hoppy and balanced, with an odd, off-putting tartness. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with a filtered lager crispness. The taste ruins the nose, which isn’t great to begin with.

0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
3ebismyjam (5) - Hicksville, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
Too much like purple haze. Too fruity and not crisp or carbonated enough. Raspberry is overwhelming, watermelon waters the flavor down and the kiwi-kind of nose makes it sweet all around. Perhaps adding a more assertive hop or doing this in a pale ale style would make the syrupy flavor more refreshing. Too sweet and swampy.


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