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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

848 Ratings
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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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StarlightSeraph

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, pale-gold. One finger of frothy white head that dissipates to nothing rather quickly, almost like I was pouring a soda. No lacing whatsoever.

Smell: Smells a lot like ginger-ale, so I'm definitely picking up the ginger that the beer advertises. Some grapefruit rind in the background, but I'm not getting any of a grapefruit aroma.

Taste: Tastes a little like ginger ale, too. More bitter grapefruit flavors in the taste than in the smell. Bare hints of malt linger for quite a while, reminding me that this is a beer. There is a bitterness on the end, but it's hard to tell if it's from the ginger/grapefruit rind or from the hops. All that being said, this is a fruit/vegetable beer, advertised as being a summer beer, and in that sense, it succeeds. The ginger and grapefruit are both noticeable, though I would like to see a stronger flavor of both.

Mouthfeel: There's an initial fizzy bite with each sip, but the rest of each sip seems flat. I don't necessarily think it's a bad thing with this beer, however, as it makes it easier to drink.

Overall: I think this is one of those beers where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is a different, enjoyable summer beer, very refreshing after a hot day. While I think the grapefruit and ginger flavors could be more pronounced, I enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 00:25:35 | More by StarlightSeraph
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.9/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Changed my mind on just "ticking." Let's see what I can say about this one.
I took one from the six pack and poured into a pint glass.
It had a semi - clear yellow color with lots of carbonation to be seen rising throughout a bubbly looking head that quickly died down.
It smelled exactly as the can said, ginger with some grapefruit and it tasted the same as well.
The mouthfeel was slightly harsh but didn't bother me too much as I just figured it was the ginger.
Overall, huh, well how about that, when I sit down and take the time to actually take a look at this beer, it's not that bad. Refreshing, heck yeah, I could be wrong but I'm not sure if I could find anything more refreshing in at least Southeast Alaska.

Serving type: can

07-24-2014 06:21:44 | More by SitkaSteve
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Nick4202


3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-24-2014 06:20:33 | More by Nick4202
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-24-2014 01:38:58 | More by Links41
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2014 22:30:21 | More by Buttstallion
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

07-23-2014 22:24:47 | More by tkdchampxi
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-23-2014 19:59:34 | More by PA-Michigander
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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

07-23-2014 19:02:45 | More by Krispogo
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-23-2014 12:39:16 | More by BuzzFee
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zachgroves

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

07-23-2014 04:15:44 | More by zachgroves
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-23-2014 03:54:04 | More by mothman
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AlmightyIrishman


3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-22-2014 20:43:15 | More by AlmightyIrishman
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-22-2014 01:43:03 | More by SuperHop18
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KatyMae

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It tastes like Ginger ale with a hint of grapefruit juice. Not bad for someone who doesn't really like that hoppy beer taste but wants something summery. I had this mid July with chicken wings, I'd say that's the best pairing for this beer. Nothing to write home about but refreshing with a light dinner.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 00:08:30 | More by KatyMae
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Jdurbin1026


1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

07-21-2014 15:06:41 | More by Jdurbin1026
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rspike240

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-21-2014 06:07:06 | More by rspike240
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hoppy91

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-21-2014 01:46:58 | More by hoppy91
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-20-2014 17:28:23 | More by tygry
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Brandy3423


3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-20-2014 02:05:03 | More by Brandy3423
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Foyle

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass

Appearance: pours a 2" pillowy white head that falls with some nice lacing left behind. Color is a clear amber with moderate streaming carbonation.

Aroma: gingerbread cookie dough is the dominate smell. Also a bit of lemony citrus.

Mouthfeel: light and quite tangy with a somewhat dry finish.

Flavor: ginger is a bit more subdued than in the aroma, blends nicely with caramel malts and the citrus flavor.

Overall: Definitely a unique beer. It is quite refreshing on a hot summer day. Not something I would buy or drink regularly, but enjoyable none the less.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 19:54:10 | More by Foyle
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-19-2014 04:31:13 | More by cshinpaugh
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Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

07-19-2014 02:19:43 | More by JothHu
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Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.