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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

995 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Somewhat of an orange-ish tan color, clear, not a lot of head or lacing.

Aroma is pleasant, you can definitely smell the ginger. The grapefruit is less pronounced, but it's probably there in what I would describe as more of a citrusy note. There's a light background of malts as well.

The taste follows the smell pretty nicely. Plenty of ginger, especially on the finish. Citrus notes all the way. Malts are basic but ample. There's not a lot of hops.

Body is light and refreshing, and despite the lackluster appearance, it's amply carbonated.

It's a very pleasant and enjoyable beer. I wouldn't mind having a few of these while messing around in the shed in the back yard on a summer day.

AlCaponeJunior, May 01, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of JohnnieNepal
3/5  rDev -5.7%

JohnnieNepal, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of RavenForBeer
3/5  rDev -5.7%

RavenForBeer, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of GABrew
3/5  rDev -5.7%

GABrew, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Chucker17
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Chucker17, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of CraigTravor
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

CraigTravor, May 15, 2014
Photo of campfirebrew
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

campfirebrew, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

bigbeers84, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
2.58/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I guess my impression of this was to be a Radler but a bit more beer, instead this never appealed to me. The color and appearance was thin and watery, as was the feel but it seemed to be more nothingness. The taste and nose are acrid and saccharine with an artificial grapefruit. The ginger is sour and earthy, very vegetative, with little malt. Not my favorite.

KYGunner, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

tbryan5, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of bmwats
2.49/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Dark amber hue. Lots of rising effervescence. Pours a slight, bubbly head, which disappears quickly. No lacing.

S: Malt, grapefruit, and copious amounts of ginger.

T: Tastes like it smells. Bitter pecan shells, fruit pith, and raw ginger.

M: Light body, syrupy palate-coating feel. Bitter finish. Kind of washed out and shallow.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is okay. Dark amber, with rising effervescence that eventually taps out, very slight head, and no lacing. Grains with lots of ginger and some grapefruit. Bitter fruit and raw ginger. Overall, this is a serviceable quaff.

bmwats, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

JeffTheJuice, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of budgood1
3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours out a clear dark gold colour with athin fizzy head reducing to nothing in a heartbeat. fruity aroma...of course there is grapefruit, then a mix of malty sugar and other sweet, slightly tropical smells. flavour follows suit with fruity overtones of grapefruit and sweet malts. pretty dry in the finish and there is the slightest hint of some herbal and astringent hopping. crisp and clean mouthfeel with a bottomless body. i could pound the hell out of this on a hot day, like today.

overall...another shiner product that appeals to the least sophisticated of us...BUT...this has a certain appeal to those of us that enjoy and like marguiritas, etc. on hot days and in the sun. a summer quencher for sure that can be drank right out of the bottle with no regrets.

the label does say serve ice cold on a hot day...fair enough!!

budgood1, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of UltimateLivewire
1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

UltimateLivewire, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of khargro2
1/5  rDev -68.6%

khargro2, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of avisong
2/5  rDev -37.1%

avisong, May 06, 2012
Photo of soju6
2.6/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear bright copper color with a small head that fades quickly to no lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus primarily grapefruit and ginger.

T: Taste of ginger and grapefruit with a hint of grain in the background. More of a tart than bitterness and a bit of lingering ginger.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing.

O: Not bad for what it is. Goes best with hot summer days.

soju6, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Keith_R, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Kerrie, May 08, 2013
Photo of brandon911
3/5  rDev -5.7%

brandon911, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -5.7%

PA-Michigander, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of hosehead83
3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass,
Clear gold in color, with a thin, quickly fading head of white foam.
Aroma-Juicy ruby red grapefruit
Taste-Faint malt note, thin bodied, almost watery. Muted grapefruit flavor. A bit of a letdown to be sure. I had high hopes for this one on a 90 degree day but it was not to be. But hey, a little more carbonation and body to fill this beer out and we could be talking a great summer brew here. But until then, my score must stand. C'mon Shiner!

hosehead83, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

bacher468, Jun 17, 2013
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.