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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 111 | 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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Photo of FLima
2.03/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Amber golden color with a fluffy head that is short lived.
Predominant sweet aroma of oxidized grapefruit juice and ginger.
Soda flavor with artificial notes of grapefruit and mostly ginger, not otherwise.
Dry aftertaste with a very mild bitterness.
Light body with soda like carbonation.
This didn't taste it as beer, it sure tasted as a ginger beer. I was expecting a flavorful grapefruit APA, but it came out as a sugary soda drink. This could have been so much better.

FLima, Yesterday at 10:54 PM
Photo of Brams17
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Brams17, Yesterday at 09:57 PM
Photo of gchl_arrm
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

gchl_arrm, Thursday at 07:04 AM
Photo of Bfarr
1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Terrible. There's more ginger in this beer than in ginger beers I have had. The grapefruit adds nothing but an awful foil to the ginger.

Bfarr, Thursday at 02:16 AM
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bcsbeer, Thursday at 02:04 AM
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3.65/5  rDev +14.8%

bbsaur, Tuesday at 02:45 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Robloc303, Monday at 02:07 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +44.7%

SarahHammett, Sunday at 10:06 PM
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3.16/5  rDev -0.6%

batt6343, Sep 13, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev +5.7%

shivamkejriwal, Sep 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Andyyyyyy
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Has a very floral and fruity note to it. Appearance is clear golden as expected. Grapefruit bitterness once you taste and that kinda ruins the feel. I know some folks like it so I gave it a decent review to help others along.

Andyyyyyy, Sep 09, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

Mphis, Sep 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

WKrieger, Sep 09, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev +4.4%

Hoots88, Sep 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

butlermattj, Sep 06, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +6.9%

emerald27, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Elicoleman, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of grg001
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

This is my "mowing the lawn" beer.. or admiring the lawn after I pay someone else to do it... it's freakin hot in Texas. Easy to love.

grg001, Sep 05, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +6.9%

warpig372, Sep 04, 2014
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1.84/5  rDev -42.1%

pherring11, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.6/5  rDev +13.2%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams tasting glass. The label lists the abv at 4.01% and it also gives a nice description of the beer.

Appearance: The body is very clear and light to medium amber in color. It head is off white and quick fading despite a very active carbonation flowing up though the beer. After the first sip the head has completely disappeared and subsequently there is no lacing to speak of.

Smell: The aroma is light overall. I get some dry spicy gingerbread notes standing out over light grainy maltiness.

Taste / Palate: The flavor starts with a light grainy base malt with notes of ginger and mild white peppercorn. Very mild notes of tart grapefruit like citrus move in and lead into the dry snappy finnish. Hop favor seems very subdued but very complimentary to the Ruby Red grapefruit juice and it definitely adds to the dryness. The palate feels light and quite lively.

generallee, Sep 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

LutherBrau, Sep 02, 2014
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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.