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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
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838 Ratings
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Ratings: 838
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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RandyWood


2.55/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Amber/Gold, almost no head and what head is there dissipates quickly with no lacing.

S-Grapefruit/Ginger. It kinda reminds me of lemon lime Alka Seltzer.

T-Citrus/Ginger. Similar to Zima.

M-Dry with good carbonation.

O-If your are really hot and thirsty, you can pound these like water. Good beer for cutting grass. The fruity taste may appeal to women.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 01:02:51 | More by RandyWood
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Seattleman

Arizona

3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-26-2012 04:51:56 | More by Seattleman
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BenSnowden


2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

04-22-2012 16:39:39 | More by BenSnowden
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WritersBlock

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-20-2012 16:20:14 | More by WritersBlock
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truesolution

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

04-20-2012 02:40:14 | More by truesolution
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Rozyravens

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-15-2012 20:40:40 | More by Rozyravens
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ret3

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

04-13-2012 00:48:35 | More by ret3
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BryanCarey

Texas

2.33/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Shiner Ruby Redbird pours to a light golden/straw color with almost no foam and very little carbonation. Even an aggressive pour in the center of a glass does little to improve the appearance and no matter how much foam you get, it fizzles away in less than a minute.

This beer has a nose that features light spice and citrus. The flavor follows suit, with the taste of ginger, lemon and grapefruit, and pale malt. The beer has a light, clear body and is sweet overall, even though it finishes a little bit on the tart side.

Shiner Ruby Redbird might serve well as a summer refresher and I would surmise that most who buy it and consume it do so for this reason because other than a means to cool off, I cannot find much memorable about this beer. It does have potential and I like the combination of citrus and ginger. But the glimpses of flavor have an almost teasing characteristic. You like what you taste, but you wish there was more and you are left puzzled at the end, wondering why Shiner didn’t add more ingredients when the brewery formulated this beer.

The taste of this beer is certainly a letdown, but I also have an issue with the appearance. It has very little carbonation and no head of foam, making it look more like a glass of tea than a serious malt beverage. This, coupled with the lack of much body or flavor, make Shiner Ruby Redbird a beer to avoid.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 04:07:21 | More by BryanCarey
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JerseyChris

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-08-2012 14:45:44 | More by JerseyChris
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precella


4/5  rDev +25.8%

04-07-2012 01:06:04 | More by precella
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MadBurgerMaker

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.1%

04-04-2012 14:03:47 | More by MadBurgerMaker
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gleemonger

California

2/5  rDev -37.1%

03-29-2012 18:03:46 | More by gleemonger
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cmarshall0

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

03-29-2012 01:18:37 | More by cmarshall0
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MaddDogg84

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

03-25-2012 17:52:28 | More by MaddDogg84
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BJasny

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.6%

03-21-2012 22:27:29 | More by BJasny
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Robo


2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

03-20-2012 20:40:50 | More by Robo
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5/5  rDev +57.2%

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03-17-2012 20:36:04 | More by
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canders0927

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

03-12-2012 23:20:50 | More by canders0927
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shoeinc


4/5  rDev +25.8%

03-11-2012 04:10:19 | More by shoeinc
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Drinking_Milkshakes


2/5  rDev -37.1%

03-10-2012 06:12:15 | More by Drinking_Milkshakes
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nicoga3000


1/5  rDev -68.6%

03-07-2012 00:36:47 | More by nicoga3000
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

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Danobold

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.1%

02-26-2012 22:54:58 | More by Danobold
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

02-24-2012 22:55:17 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

02-20-2012 23:54:11 | More by ltdantheman
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.