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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Prickly pear, grown and harvested locally by the Arizona Cactus Ranch, graces our well balanced wheat beer with it’s 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 (2246) - 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.


2.7
mcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
On tap at Borderlands, pours a bright reddish pink with a small off-white head. Aroma is very restrained, with gentle bright pear skins. Flavour follows accordingly, with lots of fresh prickly pear upfront, though it’s all pretty restrained. Low residual sweetness. Simple but refreshing on a hot desert summer day.

3.1
mike5326 (1754) - 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
OldMrCrow (2439) - 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
Marheb (5778) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016
(En fût à la brasserie): Un jus de prickly pear (mangue-ish) subtilement acidulé sur des céréales minces et peu sucrées.

3.2
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
Ratman197 (14848) - 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
daknole (11049) - 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
Lubiere (13915) - 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
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 don’t know what prickly pear tastes like, it’s hard to describe. It’s 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? Won’t blow your mind with lots of depth and body, but it is certainly refreshing on a hot Arizona day and quite delicious.


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