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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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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +33%

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.

iheartmyTHO, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

mkf629, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Leiermann, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Knapp85, Jun 30, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -2.5%

$ 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.

Ozzylizard, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.58/5  rDev -18.9%

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.

KYGunner, Jun 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +49.4%

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!

0tattoosbydreadz0, Jun 24, 2014
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.