Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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1,011 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,011
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 11
Gots: 147 | FT: 0
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.01% ABV

Availability: Summer

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(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 03-17-2011)
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2.6/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Interesting, my first review for a Spoetzl beer. I haven't noticed them around MA much but just saw this on a local shelf and got a single because... why not. Grapefruit and ginger surely sounds like a good combo.

A- Filtered dark orange body with some red hues in the center as you might expect from the name. A fizzy puff appears on the beer for very briefly before transforming to a tiny ring at the edges. Lacing is rather rare.

S- Ginger (which isn't exactly that aromatic here) and rarely anything else. Other hints I get are grapefruit juice, pale grains, fruit esters and caramelized sugar.

T- Ginger ale soda with a fairly strong hint of grapefruit juice and general citrus. A moderate sweetness and caramelized sugar note joins that with hints of apple and light fruit esters. Ginger spiciness has an authenticity to it.

MF- Extremely light bodied and defining watery as far as beers go. As far as texture, all I can really list is fizziness reminiscent of a soda with high-end carbonation. Finishes with slight spiciness on the palate from the ginger.

Refreshing with a moderate amount of true ginger flavor and spiciness. Similar to a ginger soda in both flavor and mouthfeel which is both a good and bad thing for a beer. For me it is just too watery and soda-like to be taken seriously.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.11/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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5/5  rDev +57.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.96/5  rDev -6.9%

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2/5  rDev -37.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

This is a brew that many will rate poorly based on their personal preference, as opposed to how well it was done within it's style. I'm not a huge Shiner fan nor am I a fruit beer person, but in my opinion, they hit the nail right on the head with this one.

The beer pours with a thin fizzy soda like head which vanishes seconds later. Right off the bat you are hit hard with ginger and citrus on the nose. It almost smells like some sort of fresh ginger cocktail. The initial flavor is smooth and on the sweet side, but the sweetness quickly fades as it hits the sides and back of the tongue where it becomes dry and crisp. The ginger is present from start to finish, and that juicy red grapefruit comes through perfectly in the finish. It's light bodied and so juicy, but it isn't a sweet fruit beer by any means. To me it makes a perfect substitute for juice with breakfast, or as a refreshing alternative to a cider on a hot day. This is a wonderfully crafted unique brew that serves it's intended purpose perfectly.

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.52/5  rDev +10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +19.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

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2.8/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.32/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

The grapefruit taste isn't too overwhelming. It combines perfectly with the hint of ginger.

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2.08/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 1,011 ratings.