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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
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864 Ratings
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Ratings: 864
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 79 | 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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EGreen

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

06-14-2014 20:35:24 | More by EGreen
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-14-2014 18:50:20 | More by enelson
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MedicJTD


4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

06-14-2014 01:08:49 | More by MedicJTD
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-12-2014 22:10:35 | More by Dreamer
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EcurbTheProphet

Washington

3.64/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a singular purpose - quench your thirst on a hot hot day, and THAT it will do exquisitely well.

The addition of the ruby red grapefruit and ginger, adding to the astringency of the hops - outstanding combination.

This is a rather "light" brew allowing the flavor of the grapefruit and ginger to "shine" through without being overwhelming... You still know it's beer.

What tastes better after a long day in the hot sun; gardening, weeding, mowing? Of course - a cold brew. What tastes better than a cold brew after a long day doing yard work in the hot sun? Yeah... a Shiner Ruby Redbird.

No wonder the store sold out. (They had a whole pallet of this stuff on the floor on Friday. Monday it was GONE!)

Until now I did not like fruit in my beer. I may have to rethink that.

Serving type: can

06-12-2014 20:30:14 | More by EcurbTheProphet
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CMOrak

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2014 02:09:00 | More by FFATS
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silverking

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 06:33:31 | More by silverking
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-09-2014 18:23:00 | More by TX-Badger
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KevMo84

California

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

06-09-2014 00:13:37 | More by KevMo84
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Extol

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

06-08-2014 21:11:57 | More by Extol
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Wedcat

California

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-08-2014 16:02:38 | More by Wedcat
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chossboss

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-07-2014 02:12:02 | More by trebbates
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-07-2014 00:01:00 | More by Azeotrope
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-06-2014 22:59:07 | More by Amedlin18
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BenFS4505

Ohio

2.13/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was recommended by a clerk in my favorite beer store when another customer asked about it. It sounded appealing because grapefruit and ginger are favorites and I'm open to trying fruit beers. I bought a six-pack to try and what a disappoinment. I like ginger a lot but the bitter ginger flavor in this overpowered all other flavors. I tried a small serving again with friends a few days later during a meal and it was slightly better with food. Others thought it would be good on a hot summer day but I can think of many other beers I'd rather drink as an afternoon cooler. I will defintely pass on this.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 00:51:28 | More by BenFS4505
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tryemdad

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-04-2014 18:03:01 | More by tryemdad
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

06-03-2014 23:51:31 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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gfg0020

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

06-03-2014 00:37:52 | More by gfg0020
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jaredtp

Tennessee

3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is the first time that I have ever heard of this beer and I bought some and It is actually really good. It is refreshing and has a fruity taste to it. I have always liked shiner beers but this one is really good. The smell to it is not that bad as well. I tried it for the first time on vacation and I really liked it. I am hoping that I can find some here at home. Shiner made a good summer beer. It is refreshing and not too strong of a taste at the same time. The smell is actually good as well. It is not too heavy or too light and I like that. For anyone who likes Shiner beers they should try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 20:37:37 | More by jaredtp
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no_scents

New York

4.39/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not a huge Shiner fan but i love this beer despite that most reviews here are not favorable. It's a specific beer for a specific time of year (i.e. on a hot summer day). I find it incredibly light and refreshing. A perfect beer for a hot summers day.

Serving type: can

06-02-2014 04:03:17 | More by no_scents
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-31-2014 13:36:49 | More by July2Nov
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -5.7%

05-31-2014 01:28:56 | More by cbcrunch
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HideYaBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

05-29-2014 16:27:02 | More by HideYaBeer
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 864 ratings.