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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

980 Ratings
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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 123 | 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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1/5  rDev -68.6%

bbadger, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

LJWalker, Aug 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Localdrinklax, May 22, 2012
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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2/5  rDev -37.1%

JMBSH, Feb 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

PhatAtUT, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

apasternak, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

random846, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bcsbeer, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

leprechaunandfatman, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Beerlover, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

A great session or nightcap beer. Really light and refreshing.

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
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2.33/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured the color of light apple cider into a pint glass with a finger of fluffy white head. Medicinal aroma of ginger ale and grapefruit.

Lowish carbonation and a thin mouthfeel. Ginger up front followed by light grain and grapefruit (but not the hoppy kind).

Love the flavor combination in theory, but this wasn't for me (the wife enjoyed it, though). Tasted like flat ginger ale and dish soap.

grittybrews, Jun 20, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

BeerOps, Jun 09, 2012
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2.8/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear golden with thin soda pop head that doesn't stick around or retain itself at all.

Sharp ginger with a cleanser type character is at the forefront. The grapefruit is faint and the Citra and Cascade hops are nonexistent. Malt does little other than provide a base for the spices and adjunct.

Another oddly spiced seasonal from Shiner. The ginger overwhelms, in fact it could be mistaken for a ginger ale soda, only not as good.

bump8628, Jun 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

rorjets, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

JTomczak, May 18, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Thedrizzle, May 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

jaswilson2, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Gotti311, Aug 26, 2014
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.