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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

944 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 109 | 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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Photo of jaredtp
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%

This is the first time that I have ever heard of this beer and I bought some and It is actually really good. It is refreshing and has a fruity taste to it. I have always liked shiner beers but this one is really good. The smell to it is not that bad as well. I tried it for the first time on vacation and I really liked it. I am hoping that I can find some here at home. Shiner made a good summer beer. It is refreshing and not too strong of a taste at the same time. The smell is actually good as well. It is not too heavy or too light and I like that. For anyone who likes Shiner beers they should try this beer.

jaredtp, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of no_scents
4.39/5  rDev +38.1%

Not a huge Shiner fan but i love this beer despite that most reviews here are not favorable. It's a specific beer for a specific time of year (i.e. on a hot summer day). I find it incredibly light and refreshing. A perfect beer for a hot summers day.

no_scents, Jun 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

July2Nov, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

cbcrunch, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Lance87, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Dello, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

kcc, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Bartos, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

brandoncun, May 23, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Joestradamus91, May 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

jaswilson2, May 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

poorbuthappy, May 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

JLSIV, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Marty91, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

JTomczak, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Furley80, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Dweedlebug, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

RockinRich, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

nickfl, May 17, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
2.41/5  rDev -24.2%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Orange copper color with no head or lacing. A lot of bubbles stuck to the side initially.

S: I just get malty citrus in the form of grapefruit, plus a a tinge of ginger.

T: Grapefruit flavored ale, period. Ugh. As I was eyeing it up, a person in the aisle grabbed a six pack and said that he loved it, so I figured that would be the last one in my mix six.

M: Smooth, with just a bit of carbonation.

O: This was a letdown. I'd recently had Harpoon's Big Squeeze, which is a shandy with grapefruit juice and I'd loved it. But this is billed as a fruit/vegetable beer, so I guess that is the big difference. Anyways, not a fan and didn't finish it (cooked with it instead).

gillagorilla, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

sailorastro, May 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

CraigTravor, May 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Boski, May 14, 2014
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.