Shiner Prickly Pear Review
Since I will be experimenting with prickly pears for the next few batches, I was interested in trying it. So, here's my review.
Shiner Prickly Pear
"Brewed with Prickly Pear Fruit with natural flavor added"
Appearance (0-4): Pours up a crystal clear dark amber/red with a thin, off-white head, similar to other Shiner beers, which dissipates quickly. 3 points
Aroma (0-3): Notes of cherry and raspberry aroma. Kinda Kool-Ade-y in a good way. A quick read of the label shows that Citra hops were used. Hmm. Recipe adjustment coming up. 3 points
Taste (0-10): Thin bodied with good carbonation. A little fruitiness (Crunch Berry) in there. Faint bitterness in the taste that's hard to describe. Maybe it's the Citra used early in the boil? Otherwise, no hop flavor detected. I wonder if they dry hopped this? Jimmy Mauric, Shiner's head brewer, will be at Oktoberfest. I wonder if I will be able to talk to him and ask. 7 points
Overall Impression (0-3): I hope this is the next Shiner Black, the new year round beer. It's good and drinkable. And it's tickled my fancy. 3 points
Total: 16 points
Labels: Beer Review
posted by Jeff Holt at 10:00