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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Ruby RedbirdShiner Ruby Redbird

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BA SCORE
73
okay

840 Ratings
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Ratings: 840
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 70 | 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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Reviews by krazycure:
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krazycure

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the first time I've ever seen this in stores, I wonder if I've just missed it the past few years or if it's really that new? Anyway, I had to try it, being a big fan of regular shiner and their bohemian black. It's pretty much exactly what you'd expect, I read other people's reviews that said the ginger is overwhelming, not for me, it's barely there. The grapefruit comes through the most, and honestly it's hard to tell this is a beer. It's quite refreshing and the ABV is low enough that the citrus tastes pretty much drowns tasting any alcohol. The only thing about this beer that isn't superb is the aftertaste... grapefruit always did have an odd aftertaste and it comes through in this. You know the pine-y aftertaste you get from a really deep IPA? Have you ever tried grapefruit seed extract? It's pretty similar. This beer has a pretty heavy, not particularly pleasant aftertaste. It's not horrible, but it caught me off guard. Overall, I like it, it's something new and different and definitely fits the season.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 04:06:50 | More by krazycure
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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.