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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   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!

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3.2
nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2016
12oz bottle. I was pretty hyped to try this one after having Oso’s rather excellent Prickly Pear Infection Groove. While this has some unique kiwi-agave tones, this pales is comparison. The base beer is sort of sweet, not really complementing the fruit so well. OK for what it is.

3.3
saltyseadog (67) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2016
12oz bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Aromas of ripe pear, banana and cantaloupe with an unexpected Chardonnay-like woody butteryness, some vanilla and a characteristic tangyness that definitely has me thinking prickly pears. Pours surprisingly dark, sort of a golden amber to red with a finger of foamy white head and wild effervescence clinging all over the glass and fizzing up in a torrent. Both dissipate tremendously over the course of 3-5 minutes. Rich malty caramel butteryness up front followed by ripe, sweet prickly pear-cantaloupe sweetness, with fruit and buttery vanilla lingering on the finish. An odd bird, almost like wine-meets-ale-meets-fruit beverage. Medium bodied, slick, sticky and mouthcoating. Easy enough to drink, but not quite the light refreshing summer beverage the packaging suggests. Not bad, definitely a one of a kind brew with many unexpected qualities. Have to ruminate on this one for a few more bottles. Prosit!

3.3
Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Enjoyed at BTBF 2016. Clear orange color. Fruity aroma. kool aid nose. Berry. Easy notes with fruity and lightly tart. Not too bad.

2.7
thorongil2 (3088) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright orange colour with a medium tall beige head; aroma of candy, jam; light, simple, soda like flavour with a long, very light bitter finish

3
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2016
11 May 2016, bottle. light gold, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is sweet, fruity, smells like fake syrup. thin body and moderately fizzy. tastes of something candy but can’t figure out what it reminds me of. meh.

3
Haslinger (929) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
6 pack, slammed these bad boys right outta the bottle on a hot almost Texas summer day. Ate some prickly pear fruit while I was in Peru and didn’t like it nearly as much as I do when its brewed into beer. Solid tasty beer if a little bit too sweet. Probably wouldn’t buy again

3.4
milewide (2250) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Much better than previous ratings. Decent aroma of cactus. Dark Amber color. Taste was beer like...but with fruit as well as hop bitterness.

1.9
SG111 (1824) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottled. Pours raspberry soda rosé color. Not really any head. Aroma is raspberry soda. Flavor is, wow. Not good. It’s raspberry soda, but less sweet, more bland. I’m glad it isn’t sweet or cloying. But I’m not glad that it’s terrible.

2.5
teamsale (273) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is...surprise - very fruity - but good! Taste is high in rhubarb, I could probably have this exact same experience having a bite of rhubarb pie and taking a drink of any standard domestic simultaneously. Oh well, I should have known better.

3.2
CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle, shared by me... in the library... just now.
Pours a light rust color with a medium sized head.

The aroma is almost like sherbet right away... that bit fades and there is some nice sweet fruitiness and mild hoppiness.

The flavor is reasonably sweet with a nice bitter kick for balance. Not cloying or sugary, but sweet no doubt... at times it sort of reminds me of a mango lassi... it’s big on fruit flavor with some pear and berry stuff happening, it’s got a nice bitey hoppiness & it’s got a low to medium level of bitterness.

Yes, its sweet and sometimes it tastes like a freezy-pop, but it’s halfway decent in my book.


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