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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

959 Ratings
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Ratings: 959
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 113 | 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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4/5  rDev +25.8%

jjm2503, May 31, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
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)

facundoCNB, May 31, 2012
Photo of mlhenson
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mlhenson, May 31, 2012
Photo of hinemk76
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

hinemk76, May 31, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
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.

DrDemento456, May 29, 2012
Photo of tomgossert
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

tomgossert, May 29, 2012
Photo of jdhasse
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

jdhasse, May 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Bobhoya, May 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Pelicanrocks, May 27, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

ChaseTheAce, May 26, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

Lob, May 26, 2012
Photo of Tnkemist
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Tnkemist, May 26, 2012
Photo of ChrisKuhns
3/5  rDev -5.7%

ChrisKuhns, May 26, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Bigben0328, May 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Jmick28, May 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Localdrinklax, May 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Stalgondo, May 22, 2012
Photo of TownDunkel
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

TownDunkel, May 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ChrisM361, May 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

ByMySword, May 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

rah1734bones, May 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

John_R_Strayer, May 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Katerade, May 16, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Mario, May 15, 2012
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 959 ratings.