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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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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3.3
   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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2015
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)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4119) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3329) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
audinerd17 (37) - Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
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! - pixels sent via Beer Buddy on iOS

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jagad5 (82) - - MAY 17, 2015
Another disappointing pear cider. Pours copper with a short lasting head. Not a good choice with pizza.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gatorfan84 (14) - - MAY 17, 2015
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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LetsGoState (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2015
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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (2860) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5420) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2015
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsd08460 (125) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
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)


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