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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
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841 Ratings
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Ratings: 841
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 scottblaze:
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scottblaze

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I guess I gotta hand it to Spoetzl for doing something a little different. (fondly recollecting the "peachy" Holiday Cheer...I got along with that one okay). This unusual concoction sparked me to stroke a review, the first one in a while.

Worked really hard to get a 1/2" head...very short lived. zero lacing

Redish amber...looks OK. Almost like bourbon in a glass.

Can detect a little lemon and grapefruit in the nose, a little rosemary.

First taste catches me totally off guard... Rosemary! Almost as if I had bitten into a fresh sprig! Was not expecting that..I guess it is the ginger, cascade, grapefruit combo.

A little thin on the mouthfeel

At first, the unusual nature of this struck me as, well, astrigently off the mark. After a couple more, and then a couple more the next day, I am coming to embrace it as a decent summer refresher. On one of those scorching hot summer days, its low alcohol, light bodied, citrusy nature could cause me to beg for more.

EDIT (10/23/11) : After this long long HOT HOT HOT and DRY summer, it seemd that I could not get enough of this one. Ice cold on a hot days straight out of the bottle, went down several 12 packs.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 19:43:32 | More by scottblaze
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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.