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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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73
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804 Ratings
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 23.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle a clear amber orange with a thin off-white head.

Aroma was primarily ginger with a hint of light fruit.

Like the aroma, ginger is the primary taste. I note a hint taste of grapefruit and light cracker.

Lighter bodied and a bit dry with a moderate carbonation.

This was more of a ginger beer than anything. I wish the grapefruit had been more bold. Probably won't have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 22:56:10 | More by Monkeyknife
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-22-2013 15:14:59 | More by Zach136
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bmwats

Louisiana

2.49/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Dark amber hue. Lots of rising effervescence. Pours a slight, bubbly head, which disappears quickly. No lacing.

S: Malt, grapefruit, and copious amounts of ginger.

T: Tastes like it smells. Bitter pecan shells, fruit pith, and raw ginger.

M: Light body, syrupy palate-coating feel. Bitter finish. Kind of washed out and shallow.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is okay. Dark amber, with rising effervescence that eventually taps out, very slight head, and no lacing. Grains with lots of ginger and some grapefruit. Bitter fruit and raw ginger. Overall, this is a serviceable quaff.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 23:46:34 | More by bmwats
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours out a clear dark gold colour with athin fizzy head reducing to nothing in a heartbeat. fruity aroma...of course there is grapefruit, then a mix of malty sugar and other sweet, slightly tropical smells. flavour follows suit with fruity overtones of grapefruit and sweet malts. pretty dry in the finish and there is the slightest hint of some herbal and astringent hopping. crisp and clean mouthfeel with a bottomless body. i could pound the hell out of this on a hot day, like today.

overall...another shiner product that appeals to the least sophisticated of us...BUT...this has a certain appeal to those of us that enjoy and like marguiritas, etc. on hot days and in the sun. a summer quencher for sure that can be drank right out of the bottle with no regrets.

the label does say serve ice cold on a hot day...fair enough!!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 20:43:36 | More by budgood1
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Jame515

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-17-2013 21:59:39 | More by Jame515
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soju6

Missouri

2.6/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear bright copper color with a small head that fades quickly to no lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus primarily grapefruit and ginger.

T: Taste of ginger and grapefruit with a hint of grain in the background. More of a tart than bitterness and a bit of lingering ginger.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing.

O: Not bad for what it is. Goes best with hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 19:14:39 | More by soju6
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Somewhat of an orange-ish tan color, clear, not a lot of head or lacing.

Aroma is pleasant, you can definitely smell the ginger. The grapefruit is less pronounced, but it's probably there in what I would describe as more of a citrusy note. There's a light background of malts as well.

The taste follows the smell pretty nicely. Plenty of ginger, especially on the finish. Citrus notes all the way. Malts are basic but ample. There's not a lot of hops.

Body is light and refreshing, and despite the lackluster appearance, it's amply carbonated.

It's a very pleasant and enjoyable beer. I wouldn't mind having a few of these while messing around in the shed in the back yard on a summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 20:26:26 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-25-2012 00:33:02 | More by Hopmodium
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-01-2012 23:41:26 | More by JohnBender
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

10-14-2012 17:11:24 | More by UltimateLivewire
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

03-26-2013 09:18:04 | More by bigbeers84
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shand

Florida

3.85/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Well, if nothing else this is sure to be interesting. This one pours out an orange-gold color with a tiny head, no lace. Smells a touch like sugar-sweet ginger ale, with just a touch of maltiness. The taste is a lot like ginger ale, with some sweet red grapefruit on the back. The taste is nice, the ginger and grapefruit are really up front, with just a little bit of nutty malt on the very backend. A very drinkable beer. The mouthfeel is light and carbonated. This is a pretty solid summer brew that's quite unique.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 01:58:11 | More by shand
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

07-04-2013 14:21:10 | More by JeffTheJuice
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

hazy amber pour with a giant release sound of carbonation when twisting off, yet no visible head. smells of bread, lemongrass, grapefruit. a tart funky grapefruit taste with a slightly bitter finish. hints of bread, and grass.

the mouthfeel is perfect for a summer beer. seltzer-like carbonation, light body.

overall, this is nice for a one-off. i don't think i'd ever get a 6-pk of this (though i did last year but only drank half), even though it's probably the most refreshing beer i've ever had. could use a bit more definition in the appearance, and the smell/taste may be fine where it is. it's pretty subtle for a grapefruit beer (expected it to be IN YOUR FACE)

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 21:05:25 | More by facundoCNB
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avisong

Virginia

2/5  rDev -37.1%

05-06-2012 03:18:01 | More by avisong
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass,
Clear gold in color, with a thin, quickly fading head of white foam.
Aroma-Juicy ruby red grapefruit
Taste-Faint malt note, thin bodied, almost watery. Muted grapefruit flavor. A bit of a letdown to be sure. I had high hopes for this one on a 90 degree day but it was not to be. But hey, a little more carbonation and body to fill this beer out and we could be talking a great summer brew here. But until then, my score must stand. C'mon Shiner!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 17:21:23 | More by hosehead83
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-05-2012 16:45:16 | More by Keith_R
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-17-2013 12:59:43 | More by JohnnieNepal
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bbadger

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.6%

11-27-2011 21:22:47 | More by bbadger
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-17-2013 13:32:38 | More by bacher468
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

12-31-2012 00:35:47 | More by tbryan5
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-06-2013 22:26:56 | More by mikeincharleston
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev -5.7%

08-15-2012 16:00:23 | More by LJWalker
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -5.7%

10-11-2012 04:05:50 | More by Chucker17
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khargro2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -68.6%

01-11-2012 20:57:43 | More by khargro2
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.