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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

850 Ratings
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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 73 | 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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BrittQ

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.6%

12-07-2012 22:46:21 | More by BrittQ
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

03-07-2012 00:36:47 | More by nicoga3000
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New York

1/5  rDev -68.6%

07-07-2013 18:20:57 | More by MJsGhost
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Texas

1/5  rDev -68.6%

11-27-2011 21:22:47 | More by bbadger
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khargro2

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -68.6%

01-11-2012 20:57:43 | More by khargro2
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wyatt

Louisiana

1/5  rDev -68.6%

11-15-2011 00:50:40 | More by wyatt
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sendbeer

Georgia

1/5  rDev -68.6%

12-21-2012 19:49:12 | More by sendbeer
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EF4

Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -68.6%

03-10-2014 21:54:53 | More by EF4
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thetinymite


1/5  rDev -68.6%

08-19-2012 16:01:46 | More by thetinymite
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garyford

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.6%

02-14-2012 23:14:22 | More by garyford
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

1/5  rDev -68.6%

04-08-2014 00:31:30 | More by hmmmbeer10
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rah1734bones


1/5  rDev -68.6%

05-20-2012 03:34:35 | More by rah1734bones
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BJasny

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.6%

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

Texas

1.1/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I had high hopes for this beer. Shiner makes some good beer so I thought what a great idea. Boy was I wrong.

The beer looks nice as you pour it but that's where it stops.

Taste is just horrible. All I taste Is strong ginger ale and no grapefruit.

Mouthful reminds me of the fountain drInks that run out of syrup.

This has to be the worst beer I have ever had and I've had some bad ones.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 13:23:39 | More by OverToad
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kyleelton

Texas

1.18/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Out of a bottle into a pint glass.

I've been on BA for awhile and never written a review, but this time I just couldn't stay silent. I knew this would either be awesome or wretched:

As soon as I poured the glass I knew I was in for trouble. The color was okay, but the head and clarity was very seltzery and the light foam dissipated quickly.

I put the glass to my nose and was hit by a fruity, citrus smell that reminded me of a bad Grocery store Sprite knock-off.

My wife, who usually likes fruitier beers, summed it up fairly well. It tastes like watered down Sprite. You know how after ice has melted and you water down the carbonation as well as the flavor.

Too much carbonation and very watery, despite a very prominent nasty grapefruit aftertaste. I like grapefruit, but this tastes like chemical, over-produced, from concentrate type. Think of Orange Juice vs. Orange Drink.

Overall Impression:
When I last visited Sea World several years back (before I really knew much about beer besides that I did not like BMCs) I went to their Anheuser-Busch beer school and learned that beer is made of barley, water *rice? and hops. I'm a little shocked they still use hops. But that's another story. After the beer school they gave us free samples. They were trying out beer infused with fruit (this was before the BL Lime and Miller Chill crap) and they literally poured a Mich Ultra and mixed it with cherry (or whatever) syrup. It was God-awful. My point is that this beer is the closest thing I've tasted to that, since. It should be noted I've never tried BL lime. I was hoping for a light, slightly fruity nod to the IPA bitterness that can taste grapfruity. As a Texas beer drinker I'm also always in Shiner's corner, morally speaking. But this beer was so bad. So bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 00:17:11 | More by kyleelton
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HoustonTX

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I will make this review short and sweet. This beer is straight up nasty. The ginger is way over powering and totally dominates anything and everything. It tastes like diluted ginger beer, with a sickly ill deathly twang. The mouthfeel and carbonation is atrocious. This beer is just not viable to drink by itself.

The one saving grace is, it may make a perfect base for mixing. Grab some dark rum and use it to make a Dark and Stormy and thank me later. Really disappointing, by far the worst Shiner offering to date.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 06:42:24 | More by HoustonTX
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cwreay90

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

05-30-2013 23:05:00 | More by cwreay90
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Lob

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

05-26-2012 19:34:39 | More by Lob
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harrymel

Washington

1.44/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bottled: unk

Got real excited for this, I love grapefruit raddlers, maybe this can be my summer 2013 beer?!

Pours a copper ale with brilliant clarity and no foam. Smells like sugar, some grapefruit (way too sweet), some pear and a little english malt. Pretty unimpressed so far. Tastes like a hot dog with some artificial sweetener and a little grapefruit - horrible. Thin with moderate carb and an off dry finish. That is a shitty beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 04:26:40 | More by harrymel
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SpursfanJD


1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

01-19-2013 23:55:47 | More by SpursfanJD
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msturek

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

08-01-2013 19:56:16 | More by msturek
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TexAggie011

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

01-09-2012 16:11:20 | More by TexAggie011
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

10-14-2012 17:11:24 | More by UltimateLivewire
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

07-21-2014 15:06:41 | More by Jdurbin1026
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Thedrizzle

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

05-10-2013 01:16:44 | More by Thedrizzle
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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.