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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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73
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837 Ratings
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Ratings: 837
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 69 | 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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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-01-2012 23:41:26 | More by JohnBender
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

07-30-2012 05:36:42 | More by Gatordaddy
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SvenHayden

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-27-2012 20:24:13 | More by SvenHayden
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dustyonbass


2/5  rDev -37.1%

07-27-2012 06:31:13 | More by dustyonbass
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zildjian2800

Texas

4/5  rDev +25.8%

07-26-2012 23:26:57 | More by zildjian2800
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Nihilistkid

Illinois

5/5  rDev +57.2%

07-26-2012 05:30:08 | More by Nihilistkid
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RickS95

Indiana

2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Doesn't look like much, but it's not a total loss. Dark golden straw colored, think Bud only darker. There is the faintest of red mixed in. The head is white and you can hear the bubbles start to explode immediately. The head is thick, and gone, in no time.

I like the smell. Candy notes envelope the nose almost as soon as the cap is off the bottle. Has more of a cherry smell than anything.

Has a fruit-ish flavor to it, but not something I'd guess to be red grapefruit. It's clearly citrus of some sort, but it tastes like juice concentrate more than anything.

Little feel. Watered down. Slight carbonation. Tart. Almost a medicinal feel. Some heat on the throat in the swallow, but not sure where it comes from because it's not alcohol and it's not very hoppy (it's the ginger as it turns out).

Another swing and miss by the Shiner folks. Not something I'd want to drink again, even on a hot day as the bottle suggests. No character.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 03:04:09 | More by RickS95
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dubmax

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

07-26-2012 00:07:08 | More by dubmax
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CowboyRob

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-25-2012 20:46:44 | More by CowboyRob
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mzeld

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-24-2012 01:14:48 | More by mzeld
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Ranz

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

07-23-2012 22:28:15 | More by Ranz
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JSchock7

Kansas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-22-2012 02:02:55 | More by JSchock7
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soju6

Missouri

2.6/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear bright copper color with a small head that fades quickly to no lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus primarily grapefruit and ginger.

T: Taste of ginger and grapefruit with a hint of grain in the background. More of a tart than bitterness and a bit of lingering ginger.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing.

O: Not bad for what it is. Goes best with hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 19:14:39 | More by soju6
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GRE680

Michigan

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-21-2012 12:40:07 | More by GRE680
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raznug

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: It pours a clear golden color and is topped with no head at all, when I poured it the carbonation that appeared left quicker than I could get it to show up.
Smell: The beer smells rather clean with just a hint of malt and hop aromas.
Taste: The beer tastes exactly as it smells clean and simple just like a beer on a hot day should be.
Mouthfeel: Redbird is a rather thin bodied easy drinking beer that I would have liked a lot more if it had a better flavor profile. This is a rather disappointing beer out of Shiner, TX.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 11:01:17 | More by raznug
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jeffack

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pale yellow-orange. Hardly any head.

As one other reviewer has said, this smelled like ginger ale.

It tasted like less-sweet ginger ale. Not much bitterness to speak of. I got the grapefruit flavor, but only because I was looking for it. As a grapefruit lover, I wish there had been more; it certainly could have helped balance the very-sweet flavor.

This is the first gingery-beer I've had, and I think I liked the idea of it more than the result; I'd rather it be a little more beer and less ginger-ale; mixing this 50-50 with a good wheat beer might result in a pretty good product.

Overall, it was a nice change and decent summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 22:40:05 | More by jeffack
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Djenx

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.1%

07-18-2012 20:14:41 | More by Djenx
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-16-2012 05:32:44 | More by ScubaSteve00
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rjl910953

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

07-15-2012 06:31:17 | More by rjl910953
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cousineddy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-15-2012 00:52:42 | More by cousineddy
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

07-14-2012 15:19:58 | More by jmbranum
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-14-2012 05:05:52 | More by ssjkyle
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vinhgoh


3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-14-2012 04:23:43 | More by vinhgoh
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GreyPilgrim

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-13-2012 11:24:21 | More by GreyPilgrim
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-11-2012 00:36:45 | More by crobinso
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 837 ratings.