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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
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840 Ratings
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Ratings: 840
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 70 | 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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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Somewhat of an orange-ish tan color, clear, not a lot of head or lacing.

Aroma is pleasant, you can definitely smell the ginger. The grapefruit is less pronounced, but it's probably there in what I would describe as more of a citrusy note. There's a light background of malts as well.

The taste follows the smell pretty nicely. Plenty of ginger, especially on the finish. Citrus notes all the way. Malts are basic but ample. There's not a lot of hops.

Body is light and refreshing, and despite the lackluster appearance, it's amply carbonated.

It's a very pleasant and enjoyable beer. I wouldn't mind having a few of these while messing around in the shed in the back yard on a summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 20:26:26 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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TheDrunkGnoll

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-27-2013 05:31:32 | More by TheDrunkGnoll
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harrymel

Washington

1.44/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bottled: unk

Got real excited for this, I love grapefruit raddlers, maybe this can be my summer 2013 beer?!

Pours a copper ale with brilliant clarity and no foam. Smells like sugar, some grapefruit (way too sweet), some pear and a little english malt. Pretty unimpressed so far. Tastes like a hot dog with some artificial sweetener and a little grapefruit - horrible. Thin with moderate carb and an off dry finish. That is a shitty beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 04:26:40 | More by harrymel
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Swosu19

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-26-2013 02:34:10 | More by Swosu19
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metter98

New York

3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: The taste is somewhat similar to a mixture of Fresca and ginger ale (with some malts) and has notes of ruby red grapefruit and ginger, the latter of which lingers through the finish. No bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This 'beer' is really easy to drink, but it's not interesting enough for me to want more than one of these where I would call it sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 23:53:24 | More by metter98
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fishguyac

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-22-2013 23:36:34 | More by fishguyac
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J_Dub

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

04-22-2013 22:46:38 | More by J_Dub
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TheLevi4000

New York

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

04-22-2013 04:27:26 | More by TheLevi4000
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keenanite21

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

04-19-2013 22:34:44 | More by keenanite21
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gshackles

New York

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

04-19-2013 00:58:12 | More by gshackles
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Vylo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +25.8%

04-18-2013 21:22:40 | More by Vylo
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +25.8%

04-18-2013 00:21:50 | More by BlackBeerDown
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-13-2013 20:30:15 | More by OldhouseRecs
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e_jackel

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-13-2013 00:55:59 | More by e_jackel
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Sam's in Durham. Poured into a DFH pint glass

Pours a light golden color with a very minor head. It has a very pronounced sweet and fruity nose. Very pleasant. The taste is best described as refreshing. Extremely easy to drink. Medium carbonation and a light feel make the drinkability extremely high.

Overall a solid, enjoyable summer beer. Probably my go to beer for the summer. If you dont like this beer, then you dont like summer!

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2013 00:31:14 | More by Axnjxn
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wejohnsn

Texas

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

I like grapefruit and I taste it some IPA so when I saw this I had to try it. Its not an IPA but its good. hard to describe, similar to a Weiss Bier and fruity. Better than Shiner Bock. Low alcohol. easy to drink. This is good for a hot humid summer night. I just with the ABV was higher.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 23:12:23 | More by wejohnsn
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't care what anyone says, this is a pretty good brew. far superior to the original shiner bock, and with a well executed twist of creativity that I find just right for warm weather sessioning. the appearance is nothing special, an understated pale ale color with a moderate but rapidly fading white head and very little visible carbonation. the nose has some fresh ginger and a medium American malt base. there is also some interesting citrus notes coming from this, I cant yet pick it out as grapefruit, but it absolutely smells thirst quenching. the flavor is sharp sweet red tangy grapefruit right up front. really fresh and tasty, with the ginger taking more of the spotlight towards the finish. a very refreshing beer indeed. only mildly acidic from the grapefruit, and very very light in body with dancing carbonation, this is a beer I could drink all day on the boat or at a picnic. its got that summery vie to it without using lemons or lager yeast or any of the usual suspects really. easily the best diner brew ive had, despite its mostly negative feedback here on BA. ill buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 18:20:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-30-2013 21:17:02 | More by chrishensley
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

03-26-2013 09:18:04 | More by bigbeers84
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-26-2013 02:42:30 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Richie24CLE

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-22-2013 00:26:46 | More by Richie24CLE
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lesslikemath

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

03-18-2013 22:10:00 | More by lesslikemath
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napetry

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -5.7%

03-15-2013 21:45:34 | More by napetry
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Gagnonsux

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

03-11-2013 05:45:54 | More by Gagnonsux
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

03-10-2013 21:36:35 | More by JeffSuttonTX
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.