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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

914 Ratings
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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 9
Gots: 97 | 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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vcoggins

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

08-28-2012 01:30:52 | More by vcoggins
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dkw0063

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

12-01-2012 15:21:14 | More by dkw0063
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-11-2014 03:00:19 | More by brpendergast85
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GreenEggsHam1

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-17-2013 03:29:02 | More by GreenEggsHam1
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cmarshall0

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

01-17-2012 17:01:15 | More by edwardkersh
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Buster

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-04-2014 19:26:50 | More by Buster
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-04-2014 21:54:54 | More by SonOfKyuss
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-04-2013 14:21:10 | More by JeffTheJuice
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ReyG006

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

09-17-2012 13:04:08 | More by ReyG006
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

04-22-2014 02:13:13 | More by Beerlover
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ChaosKittyXJ9

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

01-13-2013 05:12:28 | More by ChaosKittyXJ9
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

05-18-2013 01:06:05 | More by kylehay2004
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-01-2013 03:18:57 | More by sanitarium16
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-23-2014 22:24:47 | More by tkdchampxi
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scottwurst

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

10-15-2013 21:36:14 | More by scottwurst
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BeerOps

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

06-09-2012 21:45:06 | More by BeerOps
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Leschber

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-24-2014 20:52:21 | More by Leschber
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magnusdave

New York

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

05-05-2013 00:08:33 | More by magnusdave
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bmwats

Louisiana

2.49/5  rDev -21.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Dark amber hue. Lots of rising effervescence. Pours a slight, bubbly head, which disappears quickly. No lacing.

S: Malt, grapefruit, and copious amounts of ginger.

T: Tastes like it smells. Bitter pecan shells, fruit pith, and raw ginger.

M: Light body, syrupy palate-coating feel. Bitter finish. Kind of washed out and shallow.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is okay. Dark amber, with rising effervescence that eventually taps out, very slight head, and no lacing. Grains with lots of ginger and some grapefruit. Bitter fruit and raw ginger. Overall, this is a serviceable quaff.

07-27-2013 23:46:34 | More by bmwats
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mralphabet

Virginia

2.48/5  rDev -22.3%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a golden color.... no head, no lacing... Not a good start... looks flat.. giving a 1.5 because it looks a little like beer.

S: I'm getting the grapefruit right up front.... little hint of ginger.

T: OK, the ginger and malt hit first.... when a wave of tart grapefruit hits you and it hits hard... Finish is pretty clean with a little tart after taste.. Not much else here.

M: Light to mid bodied with no carbonation. A little flat.

O: Strangely not a horrible beer... I'm thinking I got a bad beer here... The tartness of the grapefruit was a little different from most fruit beers I've had.

07-31-2011 22:56:27 | More by mralphabet
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videofrog

Texas

2.48/5  rDev -22.3%

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. No freshness date on bottle.

A: Apple juice. 1/2 finger white head dissipated almost instantly. No carbonation bubbles rising.

S: Ginger and grapefruit. As advertised.

T: Grapefruit bitterness and tartness with a bit of the ginger there, too. Citrus hops are in the background.

M: Thin. Also lacking in carbonation.

O: Not on par with last two Shiner seasonals (Winter Warmer & Dortmunder). I worry that I may have gotten a bad bottle from an HEB make your own 6 pack. But no skunk or oxidation symptoms. I totally missed the Munich malt and the Mt. Hood & Cascade hops mentioned on the back label.

06-19-2011 03:44:38 | More by videofrog
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homebrew311

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -23.2%

Pours a medium amber with a pinkish hue. Zero head upon pour, looks like a glass of fruit juice. The nose feature musty grainy notes paired with notes of wheat, vegetal notes reminiscent of squash, no real discernible grapefruit. The taste is a mess. It starts with tart citric grapefruit notes which are undercut by strong husky grain flavor. No hops to speak of, and no real balance between flavors. Mouthfeel is absent of appropriate carbonation... all I get is a bit of prickle sensation, but it seems out of place. Overall, not impressed. A grapefruit beer with citrus hops would be way more exciting than this, all we get here is an artificial tasting lackluster brew.

10-20-2013 05:30:31 | More by homebrew311
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csiewert

Oregon

2.42/5  rDev -24.1%

This beer pours a clear amber color with no head whatsoever. The aroma is strong with Ginger and grapefruit. The taste is similar to a Ginger ale and not much else. The mouthfeel is overcarbonated and dry. Overall an interesting idea for a beer style, but poorly executed.

06-20-2011 22:08:49 | More by csiewert
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.