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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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74
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900 Ratings
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Ratings: 900
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 94 | 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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soju6

Missouri

2.6/5  rDev -18.5%

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.

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev -6%

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

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -15.4%

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.

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

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

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

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.3%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -6%

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

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

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

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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


3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-11-2012 00:36:45 | More by crobinso
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Cthulhu

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-10-2012 06:25:24 | More by Cthulhu
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Dwtucker90

Texas

3/5  rDev -6%

07-08-2012 20:28:15 | More by Dwtucker90
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-08-2012 03:23:18 | More by cofeeguru
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arafferty76


3/5  rDev -6%

07-06-2012 03:20:31 | More by arafferty76
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crownjul


4/5  rDev +25.4%

07-03-2012 20:22:12 | More by crownjul
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TCJosh

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

06-29-2012 22:50:41 | More by TCJosh
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CarGuy31

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-27-2012 22:43:19 | More by CarGuy31
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Corredoranciana

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +56.7%

06-27-2012 17:34:11 | More by Corredoranciana
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured almost exactly like ginger ale, fizzy carbonation that disappeared instantly. Slightly yellower than ginger ale, but otherwise looks like pop.

Ginger is the main thing I pick up in the nose.

Interesting. I think I could create this with 50% ginger ale, 30% water, and 20% macro lager. Not really picking up the grapefruit, I guess that's why people use hops instead of actual grapefruit. That said, the flavor is growing on me. Light and crisp. Ginger in the finish, though sort of a stale grassy note in there as well.

Very carbonated.

You know, this was interesting, and I'm still not convinced it's actually a beer, but if I were in Texas and it was like 120 degrees out, I bet it would go down easy. Maybe I'm feeling charitable, or I just like ginger ale, but as a mindless summer beer, this was all right.

06-24-2012 00:46:43 | More by Strix
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trstar87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

06-21-2012 23:52:47 | More by trstar87
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machinegunphunk


2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

06-21-2012 20:45:17 | More by machinegunphunk
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

06-18-2012 23:37:34 | More by gunclubchris
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 900 ratings.