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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Prickly pear, grown and harvested locally by the Arizona Cactus Ranch, graces our well balanced wheat beer with its unique flavor of cucumber and melon. Our prickly pear wheat is a light bodied, refreshing ale with a great wheat flavor and subtle nuances of citrus fruits like lemon and grapefruit.

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zymurgeist2 (2002) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
On tap at the brewhouse. Pours a very haze orange-ish, red-ish, pink-ish with an off-white head that lingers. Aroma of yeast and sweet syrup. Taste was very sweet and disjointed. The wheat added some chewyness in the mouthfeel. This was the only beer at the brewery that i thought lost the plot.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1668) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Poured from a tap. Clear reddish color, medium white head. Mild pear aroma. Medium body with a sweet wheat flavor with light pear undertones and a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldMrCrow (2427) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Tap at some shitty restaurant in Tempe.

Copper pour, not what I expected in a wheat beer. Syrupy flavor with some hop kick, not a lot of wheat character. Not terribly terrible, but I ordered a Two Hearted instead and was quite glad I did.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (5238) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016
(En ft la brasserie): Un jus de prickly pear (mangue-ish) subtilement acidul sur des crales minces et peu sucres.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draft at tasting room. Attractive ruby red. No head. Wheat. Vaguely fruity and sorta earthy. Light body. Not a lot going on really.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of wheat, citrus, light prickly pear and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, prickly pear and light citrus with a crisp finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Tap at Fate. Pours a reddish color with a mostly white head. Flavor is simple: watermelon jolly rancher dropped into a light beer. Interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
A reddish copper ale with no head. In aroma, strange mix between cotton candy, watermelon and pear, musky, OK. In mouth, a strange sweet fruity malt with fishy iodine and watermelon, tartness, interesting but becomes cloying in the end. On tap at brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Growler from BevMo! into a weizen glass; served cold. Aroma: Pretty unique. Cranberry-ish smell. Kind of fruit punch-y too! Appearance: Clear ruby body, not hazy at all. Little to no head. Taste: Definitely tastes like prickly pear! Kind of like prickly pear jam. If you dont know what prickly pear tastes like, its hard to describe. Its kind of tart, a little sweet, and tastes like a red berry, like cranberry or maybe a little strawberry. Anyway, beer is really fruity and good. Palate: Pretty light, but not thin bodied or watery. Clear and clean. Overall: A fun beer! Definitely tastes unique; how many other breweries have prickly pear beer? Wont blow your mind with lots of depth and body, but it is certainly refreshing on a hot Arizona day and quite delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. This was one of the first batches and I was told the amount of hops used was more than future batches would be. Aroma was huge cascade and citrus notes. Flavor was thin grass and cracked wheat with big juicy citrus notes and thin prickly pear. The hops were huge in this beer, almost bordering ipa.


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