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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

953 Ratings
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Ratings: 953
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 112 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

cfrobrew, Aug 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

cavemanlawyer1999, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of silverking
3.04/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A- light amber with no head. Therefore, no lacing. There is a small amount of visible carbonation. It looks relatively lifeless.

S- very very light. Some ginger and yeast...not much else.

T- warming ginger spice, some grapefruit. Yeasty finish. Once again, this one falls short.

M- light bodied, prickly carbonation.

O- I was expecting strong ginger and acidic grapefruit... I received none of that. Not good.

silverking, Jun 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

chossboss, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, i got a thick bubbly head that quickly dissipated and was left with no head at all. There are strong apple, orange and pear aromas that are very pleasing to the nose. Its crystal clear with very little carbonation and is a dark golden/blonde color. Its light bodied with strong citrus flavors (grapefruit and orange mainly) and is tart overall. There’s no alcohol taste at any point when you drink this beer.

vickersspitfire, May 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear amber color. No head or lacing.

S: Ginger, citrus and malty grains.

T&M: Very thin and highly carbonated. Slightly bitter up front, more of that grapefruit bitterness. Fades with a nice ginger flavor.

Okay and great to drink in the summer. Not much of a beer though, more of a flavored malt beverage.

cdizinno, Jun 28, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DuffDaddy, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

mzeld, Jul 24, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

cmbeddoe7997, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

cofeeguru, Jul 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

tpacek, Jul 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

AMCPhD, Jun 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

sanitarium16, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Jmick28, May 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Ford, Jan 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Donkster46, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Tayloraphilips, Sep 02, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

god help me, i love this beer!!! .. Pours a light ruby tan, low foam .. . light aroma of ginger, grapefruit (weird right?) .. . taste is light grapefruit, and ginger, but i don't like ginger.. what the hell is going on?? this is fantastic!! all i can do is picture cases of this, stacked-chilled and by a pool! .. i can say that the new brewmaster at Spoetzl is really starting to stamp his name on what i thought was a shit brewery- could this be my turning point with Shiner, ..again ... I will be buying more of this... . Someone somewhere wants me crazy

Onslow, Apr 14, 2011
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2.74/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I was expecting refreshing and light. It was light, and there were some interesting flavors brought about by the grapefruit and the ginger, but I didn't find it all that refreshing, a quality I seek in a brew that's billed as a refreshing summer beer. If it needs to be Ice Cold like the can says, then I guess that's a problem for me. I like a good ginger ale. I enjoy grapefruit very much. I'm not overly excited by this particular combination for refreshment. Maybe if it had been more wheat based without the ginger, I would have found it more refreshing.

Sipchue, Aug 02, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -13.2%

Ajmorriso1, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Patches826, Jul 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

canders0927, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

ScubaSteve00, Jul 16, 2012
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 953 ratings.