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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

951 Ratings
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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 avisong
2/5  rDev -37.1%

avisong, May 06, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Keith_R, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance is orange and brown in the glass. Soda pop carbonation that due palates hickory to nothing. Mouthfeel is also somewhat flat. Smell is not remarkable - smells like an ale with a hint of citrus. Grapefruit is present on the taste. It is upfront and provides a semi interesting twist to this beer. Probably it's best feature is the low ABV and sessionable nature. Best for a hot summer day served real cold.

Oakenator, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of mychalg9
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

mychalg9, Jul 15, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

UltimateLivewire, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of jzlyo
2/5  rDev -37.1%

jzlyo, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of hosehead83
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!

hosehead83, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of CraigTravor
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

CraigTravor, May 15, 2014
Photo of greenspointexas
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
2.58/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

KYGunner, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

tbryan5, Dec 31, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

khargro2, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of shand
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.

shand, May 31, 2011
Photo of facundoCNB
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)

facundoCNB, May 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Chucker17, Oct 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

bacher468, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of bbadger
1/5  rDev -68.6%

bbadger, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of generallee
3.6/5  rDev +13.2%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams tasting glass. The label lists the abv at 4.01% and it also gives a nice description of the beer.

Appearance: The body is very clear and light to medium amber in color. It head is off white and quick fading despite a very active carbonation flowing up though the beer. After the first sip the head has completely disappeared and subsequently there is no lacing to speak of.

Smell: The aroma is light overall. I get some dry spicy gingerbread notes standing out over light grainy maltiness.

Taste / Palate: The flavor starts with a light grainy base malt with notes of ginger and mild white peppercorn. Very mild notes of tart grapefruit like citrus move in and lead into the dry snappy finnish. Hop favor seems very subdued but very complimentary to the Ruby Red grapefruit juice and it definitely adds to the dryness. The palate feels light and quite lively.

generallee, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

campfirebrew, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Kerrie, May 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

brandon911, Aug 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

LJWalker, Aug 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

Lehighace06, Jan 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

PhatAtUT, Dec 11, 2011
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

JMBSH, Feb 24, 2013
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.