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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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74
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922 Ratings
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Ratings: 922
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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Ratings: 922 | Reviews: 206 | Display Reviews Only:
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6%

07-08-2013 15:10:26 | More by tommyguz
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koes0024

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -6%

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

New York

1/5  rDev -68.7%

07-07-2013 18:20:57 | More by MJsGhost
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-07-2013 03:38:25 | More by TastyAdventure
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -6%

07-06-2013 22:26:56 | More by mikeincharleston
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wilfonzo

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-05-2013 17:47:14 | More by wilfonzo
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TheSixthRing

California

3.49/5  rDev +9.4%

Appearance - Pours clear and amber in color with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is spotty with fair stick.

Smell - Moderate grain aroma. Light grapefruit.

Taste - Moderate notes of slightly toasted grain. Ginger and less discernible spices. Maybe some nutmeg? Grapefruit builds throughout the process, coming through in moderation near and into the finish. More sweet than bitter.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with fair to lively carbonation. Goes down easy before a crisp finish.

Overall - A fair summer brew. The grapefruit doesn't quite shine in the way one might expect from the labeling, but it's presence is certainly not amiss. I'd drink this again if offered, but I don't think I'd buy it again.

07-04-2013 20:28:01 | More by TheSixthRing
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-04-2013 14:21:10 | More by JeffTheJuice
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brett606

Texas

3/5  rDev -6%

07-04-2013 06:51:26 | More by brett606
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-03-2013 08:23:23 | More by beernads
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-03-2013 02:04:05 | More by tubeyes
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Bierwolf

Missouri

2/5  rDev -37.3%

07-02-2013 08:22:25 | More by Bierwolf
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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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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4/5  rDev +25.4%

06-30-2013 22:44:13 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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abex44

Texas

3/5  rDev -6%

06-30-2013 02:57:21 | More by abex44
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JamLand

Hawaii

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

06-30-2013 01:18:19 | More by JamLand
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buckyp

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -6%

06-29-2013 23:54:51 | More by buckyp
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GorillaMedic

Texas

3.54/5  rDev +11%

What can I say? This epitomizes summer for me. A tasty, utterly refreshing seasonal brew that is light on its feet and refreshing when outside working or playing.

The grapefruit flavor is very evident in both the aroma and the taste and sets this apart from most citrusy summer brews—the grapefruit is very forward, very real and natural tasting, and if you like it (I do) very tasty.

This beer is pretty heavily carbonated; I feel like this makes it more refreshing and less of a complex, interesting drink.

This is my go-to summer-evening-outdoors beverage.

06-29-2013 00:28:54 | More by GorillaMedic
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dwalthall12

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +34.2%

This really is the perfect summer beer. I found myself googling the 2013 in stores date in the winter. This is my favorite beer and if you have not had it yet then you are missing out. Most bars and grocery stores have it available from March - September so pick some up if you haven't already

06-28-2013 23:01:13 | More by dwalthall12
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +1.3%

picked this up at Giant Beer garden & eatery in a mix-a-six poured chilled in a teku.

The color is deep copper with orange and bronze hues with quick to collapse white foam. The smell is peculier but not bad ...it smells like ginger ale -spicy and sweet with tropical accent. The feel is mildly carbonated with low bitterness and mildly sweet with a semi-dry texture and light body overall.

The flavor has a slight grapefruit flavor with mild tangy citrus tinge and light rind taste with some mild nuttiness of malt, again it seems to follow the nose, not great but not altogether revolting it just is...slight grapefruit soda essence comes to mind, but not sweet and not really bitter either. The overall take is if you really love grapefruit you may dig this, but it is more of a novelty than a serious beer with grapefruit added.

06-27-2013 23:28:53 | More by Slatetank
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MikeyC37

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +25.4%

06-27-2013 19:31:24 | More by MikeyC37
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.24/5  rDev +1.6%

12oz, spring '13
Riedel tulip

A: Slightly pink, light orange color. Initially I got a thin layer of bright white. Then nothing. Carbonation but not head.

S: Ginger and fruit. Grainy grain.

T: Up front some spice. That ginger I assume. Sharp tart grapefruit. Clean dry finish.

M: Light bodied.

06-27-2013 18:54:15 | More by inlimbo77
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Hulk_Beer

Texas

3/5  rDev -6%

06-27-2013 02:29:35 | More by Hulk_Beer
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -6%

06-25-2013 22:02:54 | More by maDUECEgunner
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dsshuck

Delaware

3/5  rDev -6%

06-24-2013 22:33:01 | More by dsshuck
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.