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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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73
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838 Ratings
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Ratings: 838
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 69 | 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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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-05-2014 14:19:41 | More by wonothesane42
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

07-04-2014 21:54:54 | More by SonOfKyuss
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Buster

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

07-04-2014 19:26:50 | More by Buster
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Jach

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

07-03-2014 00:12:28 | More by Jach
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iheartmyTHO

Georgia

4.23/5  rDev +33%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love grapefruit and it's my favorite out of all of the various citrus fruits. It would have been nice if the grapefruit flavor was more prominent. I definitely smell grapefruit but I get more ginger flavor than anything else. It's not necessarily a bad thing either. Overall, very refreshing to drink and not too sweet either.

Serving type: can

07-02-2014 22:44:23 | More by iheartmyTHO
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mkf629

Kansas

4/5  rDev +25.8%

07-01-2014 03:12:55 | More by mkf629
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Leiermann

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-30-2014 20:29:33 | More by Leiermann
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-30-2014 01:00:42 | More by Knapp85
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 8.99/sixer at Wegmans
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of grapefruit and ginger
Head small (2 cm), white, fizzy, very rapidly diminishing to leave no layer of ring
No lacing
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor begins with grapefruit and quickly fades to leave ginger. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

When I first had this three years ago, I really liked it. Now, not so much. It appears that the ginger has become predominant with the grapefruit taking a lesser role. It’s still OK, particularly since it’s a lawnmower beer. I can also detect a little skunkiness, probably thanks to Wegmans well-lighted cooler. It loses points for lack of head and lacing and for the skunkiness.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 12:47:47 | More by Ozzylizard
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harty83

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-29-2014 03:10:57 | More by harty83
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dsl72701

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

06-28-2014 23:09:32 | More by dsl72701
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-27-2014 15:57:18 | More by rorjets
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JDeming

Maryland

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-27-2014 01:48:59 | More by JDeming
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Will_Shakesbeer

Maryland

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-26-2014 22:12:08 | More by Will_Shakesbeer
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ChrisFurlowLSU


2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

06-26-2014 21:53:58 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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k-grey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

06-26-2014 16:54:36 | More by k-grey
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KYGunner

Kentucky

2.58/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I guess my impression of this was to be a Radler but a bit more beer, instead this never appealed to me. The color and appearance was thin and watery, as was the feel but it seemed to be more nothingness. The taste and nose are acrid and saccharine with an artificial grapefruit. The ginger is sour and earthy, very vegetative, with little malt. Not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 21:44:07 | More by KYGunner
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kguard

Iowa

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.51/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Kansas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-22-2014 04:56:58 | More by JohnDee
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.