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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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949 Ratings
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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 212
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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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bcsbeer, Today at 01:04 AM
Photo of grittybrews
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  rDev -37.1%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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

mpalestino, Aug 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

BeerOps, Jun 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Beerlover, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of bump8628
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 06, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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

JTomczak, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

apasternak, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of JayS2629
3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was an interesting beer. Pours a pale, dingy yellow with a fizzy body, medium head, low retention and ok lacing.

The aroma is of pale malts, grapefruit, and ginger.

The taste follows with over the top ginger and grapefruit juice, pale bready malts underneath and a touch of caramel sweetness. Interesting, but tart and strange.

Thin, crisp and watery..a little overcarbonated.

Overall, interesting, not bad, wouldn't drink more than one.

JayS2629, Oct 03, 2011
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

pin, May 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Kahlerbock, May 13, 2013
Photo of RickS95
2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Doesn't look like much, but it's not a total loss. Dark golden straw colored, think Bud only darker. There is the faintest of red mixed in. The head is white and you can hear the bubbles start to explode immediately. The head is thick, and gone, in no time.

I like the smell. Candy notes envelope the nose almost as soon as the cap is off the bottle. Has more of a cherry smell than anything.

Has a fruit-ish flavor to it, but not something I'd guess to be red grapefruit. It's clearly citrus of some sort, but it tastes like juice concentrate more than anything.

Little feel. Watered down. Slight carbonation. Tart. Almost a medicinal feel. Some heat on the throat in the swallow, but not sure where it comes from because it's not alcohol and it's not very hoppy (it's the ginger as it turns out).

Another swing and miss by the Shiner folks. Not something I'd want to drink again, even on a hot day as the bottle suggests. No character.

RickS95, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

random846, Aug 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

PA-Michigander, Jul 23, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Thedrizzle, May 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

kew, Jan 19, 2012
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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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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Gotti311, Aug 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

bzach, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Cramerican, Feb 16, 2012
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.