Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Shiner Prickly Pear

I have heard of a lot of fruit but have not heard much about the prickly pear. But now I know that this grows on a cactus and is sweet. This is a brew from the Shiner brewery out of Shiner, TX. This is only in a small batch brew, and is limited. So you can only fin this in the Shiner Family Reunion six or twelve pack. Every so often in that said Family Reunion Shiner has what's called Shiner Brewer's Pride Selection and they bring out a new one very so often. This is craft brew number 3. This lager brew is 6.3% ABV. This Shiner pours an copper/amber color with a thick white head. It is better looking then a cactus. Well this prickly fellow has very nice floral aroma to it that just make you want to taste how good it smells. Shiner uses a combination of Citra and US Golding hops. There is your wonderful floral aroma. Prickly Pear has a sweet citrus flavor that is wonderful tart, this one has a sweet tropical fruit flavor. There is a nice refreshing beer I would say this could be a spring and summer beer. Prickly Pear has a nice sweet and tart finish that is a great and wonderful end to a great brew from Shiner. I found out that a prickly pear is has more of a tropical taste than a regular pear taste and it makes for on hellava good beer. So I would love to have this again and again. But you should go now and have this cause it will not be around much longer, being a small batch brew and all. Very good job on Shiners part, but they always brew such good beers. I love the Shiner brewery, and I like this Prickly Pear! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!  

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