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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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995 Ratings
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Ratings: 995
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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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Ghohn
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had tied this at the local beer grotto. Ended up getting it a lot over the summer at the house as it FLEW out of the fridge.

Admittedly, my wife is a fan of flavored beers. Not me. But this was different. Not a foo foo beer at all. The best our neighborhood could come up with is that it is the perfect summer beer. Light in taste. Crisp citrus finish then a hint of grapefruit. Not overpowering, but a tease.

A hard beer to get/keep in Ft. Lauderdale with good reason!

Ghohn, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of PhatAtUT
2/5  rDev -37.1%

PhatAtUT, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +25.8%

ROGUE16, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -5.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +25.8%

leinie13, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

- Beer brewed with ruby red grapefruit juice and ginger. Served cold as suggested.

A: Rustic oxidized orange with a translucent clarity and a quickly diminishing fizzy beige head that showed a polished clean surface. Carbonation was quick at pace of fine misty bubbles while no window dressing was evident.

S: The aroma was distinct of fresh pink grapefruit, juice like in character, fresh pulp variety. Beyond the pink grapefruit you may be hard pressed to pick up much else.

T: The flavor was fresh grapefruit juice, sweet and tart notes. Again hard to distinguish hop, yeast, or malt character, but this isn’t uncommon per style. Some ginger notes come on, but is the grapefruit juice that is front and center focus of this beer. Smooth and refreshing.

M: Good amount of body, though only a slight amount of carbonation.

O: You may forget your drinking a beer here, though it keeps within the guidelines, low malt and low hop profile, clean yeast, with a forefront of the fruit/vegetable highlighted. Has no mention of alcohol, and drinks like a dream if you are a fan of grapefruit juice (of which I am). Labeled as a great summer time beverage, consumed cold on a hot day, hell I will go as far to say this is the ultimate breakfast beverage as you may not be able to tell this apart from virgin grapefruit juice. Overall as a beer would call this worthy per style, and a solid good rating if you’re a fan of grapefruit juice.

beerthulhu, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

gtermi, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

RustyBoltz, Nov 28, 2011
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

bbadger, Nov 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

TheBishopco, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

chapcat, Nov 24, 2011
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

RedWeizen83, Nov 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

blinx64, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +57.2%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

RobJTejas, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +57.2%

sigtau200ws, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of horrorspecialty
4/5  rDev +25.8%

horrorspecialty, Nov 16, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

martyl1000, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of wyatt
1/5  rDev -68.6%

wyatt, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
2.53/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours with a small off white to light tan head that quickly fades into nothing above a clear carbonated honey golden colored beer.

Aroma is laced with ginger and lemon with some other fruits coming through, maybe grapefruit, with a very light washed out grassy malt hint.

Taste is more ginger, lemon, washed out sweet malts, with other light citrus fruits coming through.

Not very impressed with this outing from Spoetzl.

LXIXME, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of smibroncos
3.73/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured a amber copper color with a short diminishing off white head no lacing on the glass.

S. Grapefruit, cinnomon, lemmon, grass,some ginger

T. Slightly sourand aslight spiciness.strange taste but I liked it, has tea like quality

M. Light and effervecent. A good duration

O. Even though this brew has a verry strange flavor I liked it I would have to say it would be even better on a really hot summer day.

smibroncos, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of Treyliff
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and the color of a dark apple cider with no head or lacing. Smells of citrus and ginger, very similar to Bud Light Lime, slightly artificial.

Taste-Light and refreshing, well balanced. The grapefruit gives is a sweet taste with a faint taste of giner lingering on the back end. Seems to have more of a malt presence than most other summer fruit beers. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

Overall this beer serves it's purpose well. Very refreshing on a hot summer day or for grilling out.

Treyliff, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of alohaspicoli
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Sort of a hazy brownish gold color. No head or lacing.

S: Grapefruit, citrus.

T: Bitter but strangely nice and refreshing. Grapefruit is the most prominent w/some citrus.

M: Not much body or carbonation.

O: I'm kind of torn on how to wrap this up. When I break it apart into the above sections nothing really stands out as great, but overall I thought it worked in a weird way. Especially when this beer is served ice cold on a hot, humid, summer day (which was when I tried it). Sort of a polarizing beer, as opinions on it were divided right down the middle at the BBQ I had it at. But I'll definitely pick some up next summer to give it another shot.

alohaspicoli, Oct 14, 2011
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.