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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

921 Ratings
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Ratings: 921
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 9
Gots: 99 | 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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chossboss

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-07-2014 20:03:42 | More by chossboss
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Onslow

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +45.8%

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

04-14-2011 00:25:45 | More by Onslow
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-09-2013 04:19:34 | More by AMCPhD
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Getalegup

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-08-2014 02:58:14 | More by Getalegup
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

2.74/5  rDev -14.1%

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.

08-02-2014 17:52:49 | More by Sipchue
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-01-2013 03:18:57 | More by sanitarium16
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canders0927

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

03-12-2012 23:20:50 | More by canders0927
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

08-03-2014 19:14:47 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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dubmax

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

07-26-2012 00:07:08 | More by dubmax
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jivex5k

Florida

4/5  rDev +25.4%

09-11-2012 14:11:30 | More by jivex5k
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koes0024

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -6%

07-07-2013 20:49:34 | More by koes0024
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Kerne

Florida

3/5  rDev -6%

04-19-2014 18:15:05 | More by Kerne
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JDeming

Maryland

3/5  rDev -6%

06-27-2014 01:48:59 | More by JDeming
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cam12

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-16-2013 04:03:11 | More by cam12
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cwreay90

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -60.8%

05-30-2013 23:05:00 | More by cwreay90
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truesolution

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-20-2012 02:40:14 | More by truesolution
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BryanCarey

Texas

2.33/5  rDev -27%

Shiner Ruby Redbird pours to a light golden/straw color with almost no foam and very little carbonation. Even an aggressive pour in the center of a glass does little to improve the appearance and no matter how much foam you get, it fizzles away in less than a minute.

This beer has a nose that features light spice and citrus. The flavor follows suit, with the taste of ginger, lemon and grapefruit, and pale malt. The beer has a light, clear body and is sweet overall, even though it finishes a little bit on the tart side.

Shiner Ruby Redbird might serve well as a summer refresher and I would surmise that most who buy it and consume it do so for this reason because other than a means to cool off, I cannot find much memorable about this beer. It does have potential and I like the combination of citrus and ginger. But the glimpses of flavor have an almost teasing characteristic. You like what you taste, but you wish there was more and you are left puzzled at the end, wondering why Shiner didn’t add more ingredients when the brewery formulated this beer.

The taste of this beer is certainly a letdown, but I also have an issue with the appearance. It has very little carbonation and no head of foam, making it look more like a glass of tea than a serious malt beverage. This, coupled with the lack of much body or flavor, make Shiner Ruby Redbird a beer to avoid.

04-11-2012 04:07:21 | More by BryanCarey
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

06-03-2014 23:51:31 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6%

07-12-2014 00:44:00 | More by Patches826
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jkn09

Texas

3/5  rDev -6%

02-08-2013 19:30:07 | More by jkn09
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BigBarley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

02-12-2013 21:34:20 | More by BigBarley
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-27-2013 13:49:56 | More by drinkAK
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radiofish

Michigan

3/5  rDev -6%

07-09-2013 01:37:03 | More by radiofish
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CMOrak

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

06-12-2014 03:35:34 | More by CMOrak
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-06-2014 14:02:19 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 921 ratings.