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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

846 Ratings
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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 71 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +25.8%

06-07-2013 04:21:58 | More by jngrizzaffi
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blastoderm55

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-07-2013 02:50:20 | More by blastoderm55
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a lifeless deep gold bordering copper, no head or retention. Aroma of grated citrus peel and ginger, light malts. In the flavor, twangy ginger, yeast and sour citrus. Flaccid bitterness and bone dry. Over carbonated, too much grapefruit, not enough balance. Unless you love dry grapefruit juice, I'd select a different beer than this.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 00:52:39 | More by Stinkypuss
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amandapants

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-04-2013 18:04:15 | More by amandapants
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shiner Ruby Redbird has a thick, white head that doesn’t last long and leaves behind no lacing. The appearance is clear old gold, with very few streaming bubbles. Aroma is of sharp, tart grapefruit zest and some sweet white bread, with a ginger background. Taste is of red grapefruit, citrus sweetness, a touch of ginger, and tap water. Mouthfeel is between light and medium, and Shiner Ruby Redbird finishes dry, refreshing, easy-drinking, and sweet. Overall, this is a good fruit beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 23:43:31 | More by RonaldTheriot
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campfirebrew

New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-03-2013 10:58:17 | More by campfirebrew
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

2.59/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

Pours to a thin white head that falls to a tiny white ring that eventually fades and no lacing. Honey gold color. Aroma is ruby red grapefruit juice and ginger ale. Flavor is a burning acidic grapefruit and spicy ginger with not much else standing out. Mouthfeel is like ginger ale with a slight burning sensation and not like beer at all. Overall, what;'s the point? It's practically "alcopop" anyway. It was recommended by the store owner, but perhaps just to get rid of it?

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 20:44:39 | More by EagleTalon
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Garrettshu

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-01-2013 20:06:13 | More by Garrettshu
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Metalaero

New York

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-31-2013 23:16:26 | More by Metalaero
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

05-31-2013 20:05:30 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

No bottling date that I could find.

A: Crystal clear amber pour. Small soda-like fizzy white head (with just a hint of pink in it?). Head fizzes away fast. Slight bits of lacing, minimal retention.

S: Lots and lots of ginger for sure. Hint of grapefruit. Smells mostly like a ginger beer or a ginger ale.

T: Yup, lots and lots of ginger again. Mild grapefruit flavor. Not grapefruit hoppy flavor, just like grapefruit juice only sweeter. Almost no bitterness at all in fact, just a hint in the aftertaste. Just some sweet grapefruit (ruby red I assume) and ginger pretty much throughout.

M: High carbonation with a light body.

O: Not a horrible beer but hardly a beer at the same time. Tastes like someone mixed a little ruby red grapefruit juice and ginger ale and called it good. Good summer beer, I guess. I'd rather an APA or a witbier or a saison, myself. This is more of a quasi-craft beer, IMO. Gateway beer. Not horrifying but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 04:33:43 | More by Dope
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cwreay90

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

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

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

05-28-2013 19:29:17 | More by hsus0225
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bpa4bes

Virginia

5/5  rDev +57.2%

05-28-2013 17:57:32 | More by bpa4bes
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moreyswig

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-26-2013 21:25:34 | More by moreyswig
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

05-26-2013 01:53:41 | More by LarryMyers
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-26-2013 00:05:46 | More by oriolesfan4
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ntorch

New York

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-23-2013 14:21:36 | More by ntorch
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -5.7%

05-22-2013 20:35:28 | More by Rdc67
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pin

Australia

2/5  rDev -37.1%

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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.1%

05-21-2013 18:25:56 | More by brez8791
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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-20-2013 21:07:39 | More by Stoutlad
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Texas

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

05-20-2013 03:29:47 | More by Fakexican
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.