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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

994 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 994
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 11
Gots: 133 | 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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Ratings: 994 | Reviews: 217 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

ChrisKuhns, May 26, 2012
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

smarkham24, May 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Beer4Baltimore, May 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

redraiderme2, May 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

bumchilly25, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Danielbt, May 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RyanRiley, May 10, 2012
Photo of Beerfreak676
3.93/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Basically it has a light taste of ginger, fresh grapefruit, lemongrass and other citrus characteristics.It all comes together perfectly.To be honest with y'all,look at all the reviews on tap.Not many huh...but there aren't any bad ones.Where as the bottle has horrible reviews mixed in with OK(& great ones scattered around). Sounds like with the bottle of this beer sometimes there is too much carbonation and off tap that problem has not come up at Bombay bar.I have a 32oz bottle of this in my fridge right now but I'm leaving this review for the "tap" because it's simply better and every connoisseur "knows this".In my opinion if you thought it tasted like "bad soda" then I recommend you look up a bar in your area and ask if they have it on tap,guarantee that shit won't happen to you again.

Beerfreak676, May 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

lumpy1126, May 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

avisong, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

UncleE, May 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

CommonRider, May 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

DAVEnHOPS, May 02, 2012
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.