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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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944 Ratings
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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 109 | 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 Antikythera
3.51/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

Antikythera, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Jackp_43
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Jackp_43, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Dodo2step
2.88/5  rDev -9.4%

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.

Dodo2step, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

David1938, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

JohnDee, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Stofko1992, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

jstevep00, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of corybills
4.75/5  rDev +49.4%

corybills, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of cottonkoozie
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

cottonkoozie, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

amalahow, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

hypnotoad1, Jun 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

georgiaboy8686, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

BradShook, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tweezer159, Jun 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DuffDaddy, Jun 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

ValpoExpo, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

oskinker, Jun 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

KempCollins, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

kp29, Jun 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

legalag11, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

zombiecrue, Jun 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +57.2%

29Engine, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Miriam78, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Bospher, Jun 16, 2014
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.