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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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Ratings: 1,033
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 16
Gots: 181 | FT: 0
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.01% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

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Ratings: 1,033 | Reviews: 229
Photo of Monkeyknife
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.

Photo of campfirebrew
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of PatGreer
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mychalg9
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of KYGunner
2.59/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of jaswilson2
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of misternebbie
2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of khargro2
1/5  rDev -68.6%

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of armock
3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to turfy for hooking this up in a trade.

A - Poured a golden color with a white head that leaves some lacing behind

S - Is mostly of ginger with some pale malt

T - Wow this is more like drinking ginger ale than a beer lots of ginger in the flavor and thats about it for me

M - This beer has a light body with higher carbonation to it

O - While this isn't the first beer I'd grad its still a decent midday beer for a summer day if you like ginger ale then chances are you'll like this one

Photo of GABrew
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of HardTarget
3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Firm pour gives me no head on an extremely clear amber glass.

Smell: Grapefruit rind with fresh ground ginger, pretty much what it says on the tin. There is some classic Shiner yeast and a bit of a soapy, candle scent, but all in all I like the core smell.

Taste: A small let down from the nose, much more of a soda taste, a ginger ale if you will. The ginger does leave a light heat behind, encouraging the next sip.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light body, fizzy carbonation, pretty dry finish.

Overall: Ok, I'm a bit of a fanboy for Shiner, but I could see picking up another 6er of this for a Summer sipper, and one I could see offering to guests. Walks a crazy line, but glad to see Shiner willing to take some risks.

Photo of RavenForBeer
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bigbeers84
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.42/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of random846
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of avisong
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.23/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz, spring '13
Riedel tulip

A: Slightly pink, light orange color. Initially I got a thin layer of bright white. Then nothing. Carbonation but not head.

S: Ginger and fruit. Grainy grain.

T: Up front some spice. That ginger I assume. Sharp tart grapefruit. Clean dry finish.

M: Light bodied.

Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 1,033 ratings.