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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

921 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 921
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 9
Gots: 99 | 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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kguard

Iowa

3/5  rDev -6%

06-25-2014 13:21:36 | More by kguard
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0tattoosbydreadz0

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

I've been rapidly tasting craft beers for a few years and this is by far my favorite summer ale.. Grapefruit is f*&%ing disgusting but I was completely blown away by this fantastic beer. Very crisp light enough to drink a ton of em on a full stomach AND plenty of flavor.. This beer is not sissy although it is light. Reminds me of water skiing, the beach, the pool and grilled food. GANGSTA!

06-24-2014 21:14:10 | More by 0tattoosbydreadz0
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Antikythera

New York

3.51/5  rDev +10%

I was expecting another shandy type offering but this is way more interesting.

a: nothing too special, thin head.

s: really, really gorgeous. Grapefruit and ginger on top of a mellow toasty smell.

t: not sweet. It's beer, not a cooler or a shandy. There's ginger but it doesn't taste like ginger ale, and there's grapefruit but it doesn't taste like a cocktail. No one particular flavour is really dominant, but it all blends really well.

m: fizzy and refreshing.

o: I bought one of these out of a singles bin and then went back for a twelve-pack. Really well done and more interesting than a lot of the other seasonals.

06-23-2014 00:23:36 | More by Antikythera
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Jackp_43

Texas

3/5  rDev -6%

06-22-2014 22:22:24 | More by Jackp_43
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -9.7%

P- Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA

A- clear light copper tone color. Minimal head and little lacing. No carbonation either.

S- ginger, ginger, and more ginger. Almost like smelling ginger ale soda. I don't get any grapefruit at all.

F- umm...its like drinking ginger ale with some grapefruit juice thrown in for good measure. The malts are weak and give no definition to the beer.

M- crisp, smooth and light bodied. Ginger Ginger Ginger

O- its good if you like drinking ginger ale with alcohol. I wont be having another.

06-22-2014 20:29:01 | More by Dodo2step
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David1938

Kansas

3/5  rDev -6%

06-22-2014 17:48:58 | More by David1938
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -6%

06-22-2014 05:46:07 | More by Jasoncolliver
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JohnDee

New York

3/5  rDev -6%

06-22-2014 04:56:58 | More by JohnDee
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-22-2014 04:21:40 | More by Stofko1992
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jstevep00

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-22-2014 01:29:41 | More by jstevep00
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corybills

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

06-22-2014 01:04:14 | More by corybills
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cottonkoozie

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

A - Poured a very small head that dissapated quickly. Otherwise has a very nice clear, reddish amber color. Carbonation level looks good.

S - mostly pick up the ginger, the grapefruit juice is also present. Otherwise just enough yeast/hops/malts to tell its a beer. Doesn't smell like beer but still smells pretty good.

T - it's not beer, but it's good. Reminds me very much of reeds ginger beer. The ginger is the most noticeable, with fruity undertones and a slight cereal grain flavor that let's you know it's still a beer.

M - not overly carbonated, good for what it is, less than a ginger ale which is good here.

O - this is something I picked up in a cheap make your own six pack at the grocery store just to give it a try. Honestly I thought it was just a summer seasonal from shiner and didn't see the grapefruit and ginger part of the label, and probably wouldn't have tried it if I had. I'm actually glad I did. Don't get me wrong, by my standards this isn't beer, which makes rating it here kind of difficult, but I gave it a decent rating because whatever it is, it's pretty good. I mentioned reeds ginger beer, which I really like, and this really reminds me of it. Very refreshing after a hot day. I would probably buy this again if I was in the mood for something a little different.

06-21-2014 01:27:56 | More by cottonkoozie
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amalahow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-20-2014 03:02:34 | More by amalahow
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hypnotoad1

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-19-2014 23:55:20 | More by hypnotoad1
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

06-19-2014 13:05:53 | More by georgiaboy8686
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BradShook

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-18-2014 22:35:08 | More by BradShook
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tweezer159

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-17-2014 16:30:38 | More by tweezer159
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-17-2014 14:39:17 | More by DuffDaddy
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

06-17-2014 13:54:22 | More by ValpoExpo
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oskinker

Maryland

4/5  rDev +25.4%

06-17-2014 09:52:49 | More by oskinker
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KempCollins

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

06-17-2014 04:23:02 | More by KempCollins
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kp29

Arizona

3/5  rDev -6%

06-17-2014 04:22:21 | More by kp29
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legalag11

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-17-2014 02:48:28 | More by legalag11
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zombiecrue

Florida

3/5  rDev -6%

06-16-2014 20:37:22 | More by zombiecrue
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29Engine

Maryland

5/5  rDev +56.7%

06-16-2014 20:21:43 | More by 29Engine
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 921 ratings.