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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

860 Ratings
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 78 | 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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Kansas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-05-2012 00:23:17 | More by 59rockabilly
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-04-2012 00:15:04 | More by Joshgonzales79
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-02-2012 23:12:12 | More by briandaube
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

06-02-2012 03:10:18 | More by djrn2
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jjm2503

Missouri

4/5  rDev +25.8%

05-31-2012 22:57:12 | More by jjm2503
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

hazy amber pour with a giant release sound of carbonation when twisting off, yet no visible head. smells of bread, lemongrass, grapefruit. a tart funky grapefruit taste with a slightly bitter finish. hints of bread, and grass.

the mouthfeel is perfect for a summer beer. seltzer-like carbonation, light body.

overall, this is nice for a one-off. i don't think i'd ever get a 6-pk of this (though i did last year but only drank half), even though it's probably the most refreshing beer i've ever had. could use a bit more definition in the appearance, and the smell/taste may be fine where it is. it's pretty subtle for a grapefruit beer (expected it to be IN YOUR FACE)

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 21:05:25 | More by facundoCNB
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mlhenson

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-31-2012 05:15:04 | More by mlhenson
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-31-2012 05:06:32 | More by hinemk76
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours red amber mostly light in color with a 1/2 inch of head that actually sticks around for quite a while.

Smell is pretty nice I do get some grapefruit and maybe ginger. The wheat base in this smells very fluid.

Taste was actually quite impressive since it makes for a pretty sweet/tart summer beer. Grapefruit isn't bitter but it does seem very natural with the balance of wheat. Not getting much ginger but it contributes to the balance of the beer.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Not bad.

Overall I could see picking up a six pack since most places around here have Shiner for around 9 bucks a six pack. Not a bad fruit based beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 21:28:04 | More by DrDemento456
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tomgossert

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-28-2012 23:41:17 | More by tomgossert
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jdhasse

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-28-2012 02:33:05 | More by jdhasse
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Bobhoya

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

05-27-2012 23:23:28 | More by Bobhoya
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-27-2012 11:16:48 | More by Pelicanrocks
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.1%

05-26-2012 20:44:08 | More by ChaseTheAce
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Lob

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

05-26-2012 19:34:39 | More by Lob
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Tnkemist

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-26-2012 16:49:11 | More by Tnkemist
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

05-26-2012 12:50:22 | More by ChrisKuhns
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-25-2012 00:33:02 | More by Hopmodium
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Bigben0328

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-23-2012 03:44:10 | More by Bigben0328
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-22-2012 22:56:45 | More by Jmick28
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -5.7%

05-22-2012 02:30:25 | More by Localdrinklax
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Stalgondo

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-21-2012 23:15:03 | More by Stalgondo
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TownDunkel

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shiner makes a great product, I may be biased due to it being the beer of Texas.

Appearance - The grapefruit makes the usual shiner look a reddish brown. It matches the taste and expectations well

Smell - It has a decent smell of the usual shiner but I didn't pick up any citrus. If it would have just a little bit more scent to it I would have been very satisfied

Taste - Now this is a summer beer! It is a great lambric style with a shiner front along with the beautiful sour/sweet grapefruit. I never would have thought it would be good mix, but it works well.

Mouthfeel - Superb mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation with citrus.

Overall - This is my summer beer. I usually do the Shiner 102 or hefeweizen but I have a new daily drinker

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 00:47:35 | More by TownDunkel
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ChrisM361

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-20-2012 20:53:57 | More by ChrisM361
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ByMySword


3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-20-2012 07:00:07 | More by ByMySword
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.