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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

951 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 SitkaSteve
3.9/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Changed my mind on just "ticking." Let's see what I can say about this one.
I took one from the six pack and poured into a pint glass.
It had a semi - clear yellow color with lots of carbonation to be seen rising throughout a bubbly looking head that quickly died down.
It smelled exactly as the can said, ginger with some grapefruit and it tasted the same as well.
The mouthfeel was slightly harsh but didn't bother me too much as I just figured it was the ginger.
Overall, huh, well how about that, when I sit down and take the time to actually take a look at this beer, it's not that bad. Refreshing, heck yeah, I could be wrong but I'm not sure if I could find anything more refreshing in at least Southeast Alaska.

SitkaSteve, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Nick4202
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Nick4202, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Links41
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Links41, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Buttstallion
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Buttstallion, Jul 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

tkdchampxi, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

PA-Michigander, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Krispogo
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Krispogo, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of BuzzFee
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

BuzzFee, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of zachgroves
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

zachgroves, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

mothman, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

AlmightyIrishman, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of SuperHop18
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of KatyMae
2.9/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It tastes like Ginger ale with a hint of grapefruit juice. Not bad for someone who doesn't really like that hoppy beer taste but wants something summery. I had this mid July with chicken wings, I'd say that's the best pairing for this beer. Nothing to write home about but refreshing with a light dinner.

KatyMae, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Jdurbin1026
1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Jdurbin1026, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

rspike240, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hoppy91, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

aebax, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

tygry, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Brandy3423
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Brandy3423, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass

Appearance: pours a 2" pillowy white head that falls with some nice lacing left behind. Color is a clear amber with moderate streaming carbonation.

Aroma: gingerbread cookie dough is the dominate smell. Also a bit of lemony citrus.

Mouthfeel: light and quite tangy with a somewhat dry finish.

Flavor: ginger is a bit more subdued than in the aroma, blends nicely with caramel malts and the citrus flavor.

Overall: Definitely a unique beer. It is quite refreshing on a hot summer day. Not something I would buy or drink regularly, but enjoyable none the less.

Foyle, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

cshinpaugh, Jul 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

JothHu, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MrJolly, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Rkeller93, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Samuelindo01, Jul 17, 2014
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.