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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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Ratings: 1,028
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 15
Gots: 175 | FT: 0
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Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
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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Photo of EConnOG
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ShaneVillarreal
4.06/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love how refreshing this beer can be on a hot day. Crisp ginger flavor with underlying grapefruit notes. Very light mouth feel with a lingering ginger taste.

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinkable and not very sweet.

Photo of Spreetaper
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryho
3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably expired. I got a bomber of this for $1.99, it's February, and this is a summer beer.
That asside, I just bought a grapefruit sculpin and decided I needed this as well.
Obviously pales in comparison to the former.
The head fades fast, no lacing
Smells of grapefruit and ginger. Not much else.
Tastes like the same.
Could be a great refreshing summer beer, but I would like it to have a little more beer flavor to it.
If it were a bit worse, I might guess it was a mass produced flavored beer.

Photo of amvrana
3.13/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of firefightn24
3.91/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good for what it is. Very drinkable.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boomer4ES
3.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.24/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really well crafted spiced brew. This is a well balanced spiced beer. very enjoyable with a small white head and excellent spicy aroma. A great beer for a hot summer day.

Photo of rlovitt
3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mothmanscott
2.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear deep gold producing 1 finger of rapidly diminishing, slightly off-white, champagne-like head that leaves not a hint of lacing. Aroma is remarkably reminiscent of Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale with hints of grapefruit, caramel, lemon/lime & grain in that order. Taste is overwhelmingly ginger (more Canada Dry-like in the mouth) with hints of grapefruit, lemon-lime, caramel & mineral water. Finishes thin & lemon-lime citrusy with a ginger, peppery spiciness. Aftertaste is a shortlived, low level citrus, mineral in a thin bitterness before fading to an afterthought. Mouthfeel is light bodied, thin, watery with lively carbonation, dry, spicy & prickly. I must confess that my rating is based on personal prefence & not on parameters & merits within the style as I not sure that I have ever had a representative of the style that I liked and would drink again.

Photo of brewqueno
3.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drummermattie02
3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mamaraza
3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cbutova
2.6/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Interesting, my first review for a Spoetzl beer. I haven't noticed them around MA much but just saw this on a local shelf and got a single because... why not. Grapefruit and ginger surely sounds like a good combo.

A- Filtered dark orange body with some red hues in the center as you might expect from the name. A fizzy puff appears on the beer for very briefly before transforming to a tiny ring at the edges. Lacing is rather rare.

S- Ginger (which isn't exactly that aromatic here) and rarely anything else. Other hints I get are grapefruit juice, pale grains, fruit esters and caramelized sugar.

T- Ginger ale soda with a fairly strong hint of grapefruit juice and general citrus. A moderate sweetness and caramelized sugar note joins that with hints of apple and light fruit esters. Ginger spiciness has an authenticity to it.

MF- Extremely light bodied and defining watery as far as beers go. As far as texture, all I can really list is fizziness reminiscent of a soda with high-end carbonation. Finishes with slight spiciness on the palate from the ginger.

Refreshing with a moderate amount of true ginger flavor and spiciness. Similar to a ginger soda in both flavor and mouthfeel which is both a good and bad thing for a beer. For me it is just too watery and soda-like to be taken seriously.

Photo of frinknasty
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pDubs
4.1/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of misternebbie
2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Bayoutalker
5/5  rDev +57.2%

Photo of elprofe
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of klub24
2.96/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of routledc
2/5  rDev -37.1%

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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.