Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 23.27%
Wants: 11
Gots: 147 | 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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4/5  rDev +25.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of scratch69
3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear golden color with a slight red tinge. One fingers worth of quickly disappearing head with no lacing.

Smell- Grain and ginger aromas with a hint of citrus.

Taste- Ginger flavor with a hint of pale malt and a sweet grapefruit finish.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a slightly below average amount of carbonation.

Overall- While this isn't a bad tasting beer, it is not one I would try again.

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of DeFaz
3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a fairly large (for a summer beer) white head that quickly fades and leaves no lacing. I was expecting a bright ruby color, but it really has more of a red tint.

Smell: Pleasant but unremarkable. Grapefruit and ginger.

Taste: Not complex, but still interesting. It's simple and refreshing. You'll taste the grapefruit and ginger. Somewhat dry and somewhat sweet--not spicy, but certainly crisp.

Mouthfeel: Pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Body is typical of a summer beer: somewhat (but not in my opinion too) thin and carbonation is on the high end. This goes down easy and despite being somewhat sweet it's not sticky.

Overall: Look, if the idea of a beer with considerable grapefruit and ginger flavors sounds uninviting, then this probably isn't your best option. For me, as someone who likes ginger and grapefruit, I enjoyed drinking this while acknowledging that it's not complex. It's not the best fruit beer out there, but if you happen to crave both beer and grapefruit on a warm day and are looking for one with only natural flavors, this isn't a bad choice.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of HamdenHector
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

A: clear; bronze; less than 1 finger of white head that receded quickly to almost no sign of any carbonation;

S: muted; what was there was ginger, with a touch of grapefruit in the background;

T: like flat, watered down ginger ale; I really had to search for the grapefruit;

M: medium bodied; light carbonation;

O: not much positive to say; I expect a fruit beer to distinctly smell like the fruit it's brewed with - not the case here; also, even without real red grapefruit, it's so easy to impart grapefruit flavor in a beer with hops; finally, my bottle was poorly carbonated;

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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.

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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.

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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 1,010 ratings.