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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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Shiner Ruby RedbirdShiner Ruby Redbird

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921 Ratings
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Ratings: 921
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 9
Gots: 99 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-12-2012 16:36:25 | More by dlin0sbb
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-11-2012 14:50:29 | More by nheinzie57
Photo of kojevergas


2.78/5  rDev -12.9%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with pretzel rods.

A: Pours a half finger head of white colour, awful thickness, no cream, and pathetic retention. Colour is a boring predictable clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Heavy fruit citrus hops - primarily weak grapefruit. Watery ginger. A poor aroma. Fairly strong.

T: Heavy ginger, water, and grapefruit. Maybe some clean malts. A hint of cannabis. Not particularly full-bodied. Boring and bland. Balanced poorly; water should not be a note. I'm severely disappointed. Not at all complex or subtle.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and watery. A bit undercarbonated. Thin.

Dr: Drinkable and decent for a ginger beer, but severely lacking. It's got flavour, but is overly watery. I wouldn't get it again - maybe on draught I guess. A disappointing beer from Spoetzl.

Low C

06-11-2012 05:26:28 | More by kojevergas
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-10-2012 21:19:24 | More by braican
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.15/5  rDev -1.3%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a amber color with a tiny white foam of a head. The foam head faded fast to give almost no lacing.

Smell – The aromas were of a light wheat maltiness with a good deal of sweet grapefruit aroma.

Taste – The taste was very similar to the nose. It had a light wheat base which in the beginning that was mixed with a sweeter grapefruit flavor. The grapefruit bittered a bit as the taste went on leaving a light sour taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was quite light and the carbonation level was very average. The light body suited the grapefruit flavors well, although a more robust level of carbonation may have been more fitting for the beer.

Overall – Very easy to drink on a warm summer day (which is how I had it). With the low abv and easy drinking style it makes for a good session beer.

06-10-2012 19:56:04 | More by Darkmagus82
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4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

06-10-2012 13:15:42 | More by bobtheseventh
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

06-09-2012 21:45:06 | More by BeerOps
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3.08/5  rDev -3.4%

Appearance: Dark golden brown. The small white head dissipates immediately and there's no lacing. The cabonation looks OK.

Smell: Grapefruit

Taste: Grapefruit juice in water.

M: Light body, nice carbonation, thin and watery.

Beer shouldn't taste like grapefruit. It should be reclassified as cider or something. I'll never drink it again.

06-09-2012 05:03:27 | More by donmonkey1
Photo of chilidog


3.38/5  rDev +6%

Poured a amber with no head or lace.
Aroma of citric, earth and pine.
Taste of a slight citric grapefruit with a ginger dryness.
The mouth is left with a sweet tart lingering grapefruit tartness.
Overall an ok summer beer but not a fan of lower abv brews that tip-toe into its flavor profile.

06-07-2012 00:04:03 | More by chilidog
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

06-05-2012 20:21:23 | More by 6string
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3/5  rDev -6%

06-05-2012 00:34:56 | More by harrisjohnson
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3/5  rDev -6%

06-05-2012 00:23:17 | More by 59rockabilly
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-04-2012 00:15:04 | More by Joshgonzales79
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-02-2012 23:12:12 | More by briandaube
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

06-02-2012 03:10:18 | More by djrn2
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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)

05-31-2012 21:05:25 | More by facundoCNB
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-31-2012 05:15:04 | More by mlhenson
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

05-31-2012 05:06:32 | More by hinemk76
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3.83/5  rDev +20.1%

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.

05-29-2012 21:28:04 | More by DrDemento456
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

05-28-2012 23:41:17 | More by tomgossert
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-28-2012 02:33:05 | More by jdhasse
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-27-2012 23:23:28 | More by Bobhoya
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-27-2012 11:16:48 | More by Pelicanrocks
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

05-26-2012 20:44:08 | More by ChaseTheAce
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 921 ratings.