Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Shiner Prickly Pear
Checking out "The Official Shiner of Summer" today, Shiner Prickly Pear. This is a summer seasonal brewed with Prickly Pears and other natural flavors to create a "crisp and refreshing alternative to drinking from the hose." Apparently, prickly pears are the fruit of a cactus that grows in Texas where the brewery is located. 4.9% alcohol. "End Your Drought!"
Bold fruity aroma, sweet. I can't say I've smelled or tasted prickly pears before, but this has to be it. That aroma translates over to the flavors. The sweetness didn't come, however. Rather this is more tart and bitter. And very dry too. But sorry, I don't like this fruity flavor or its combination with citrusy hops in the slightest. Kinda blech.