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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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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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3.96/5  rDev +24.5%

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bbsaur, Sep 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Robloc303, Sep 15, 2014
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shivamkejriwal, Sep 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Has a very floral and fruity note to it. Appearance is clear golden as expected. Grapefruit bitterness once you taste and that kinda ruins the feel. I know some folks like it so I gave it a decent review to help others along.

Andyyyyyy, Sep 09, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

Mphis, Sep 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

WKrieger, Sep 09, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev +4.4%

Hoots88, Sep 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

butlermattj, Sep 06, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +6.9%

emerald27, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Elicoleman, Sep 06, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +6.9%

warpig372, Sep 04, 2014
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1.84/5  rDev -42.1%

pherring11, Sep 04, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +13.2%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams tasting glass. The label lists the abv at 4.01% and it also gives a nice description of the beer.

Appearance: The body is very clear and light to medium amber in color. It head is off white and quick fading despite a very active carbonation flowing up though the beer. After the first sip the head has completely disappeared and subsequently there is no lacing to speak of.

Smell: The aroma is light overall. I get some dry spicy gingerbread notes standing out over light grainy maltiness.

Taste / Palate: The flavor starts with a light grainy base malt with notes of ginger and mild white peppercorn. Very mild notes of tart grapefruit like citrus move in and lead into the dry snappy finnish. Hop favor seems very subdued but very complimentary to the Ruby Red grapefruit juice and it definitely adds to the dryness. The palate feels light and quite lively.

generallee, Sep 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

LutherBrau, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Tayloraphilips, Sep 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

A: clear; bronze; less than 1 finger of white head that receded quickly to almost no sign of any carbonation;

S: muted; what was there was ginger, with a touch of grapefruit in the background;

T: like flat, watered down ginger ale; I really had to search for the grapefruit;

M: medium bodied; light carbonation;

O: not much positive to say; I expect a fruit beer to distinctly smell like the fruit it's brewed with - not the case here; also, even without real red grapefruit, it's so easy to impart grapefruit flavor in a beer with hops; finally, my bottle was poorly carbonated;

HamdenHector, Sep 02, 2014
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A great session or nightcap beer. Really light and refreshing.

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Grapefruit flavors throughout

JamesBondGA, Aug 31, 2014
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adjective, Aug 31, 2014
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.