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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

803 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 23.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.01% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 03-17-2011)
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OverToad

Texas

1.1/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I had high hopes for this beer. Shiner makes some good beer so I thought what a great idea. Boy was I wrong.

The beer looks nice as you pour it but that's where it stops.

Taste is just horrible. All I taste Is strong ginger ale and no grapefruit.

Mouthful reminds me of the fountain drInks that run out of syrup.

This has to be the worst beer I have ever had and I've had some bad ones.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 13:23:39 | More by OverToad
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$ 8.99/sixer at Wegmans
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 803 ratings.