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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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73
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857 Ratings
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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

2.95/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Clear copper. Off white head recedes to absolutely nothing, no lacing.

Aroma: Spicy grapefruit, ginger notes. Little in the way of any malts or hops.

Taste: Very spiced, almost tastes like some bad pumpkin ales I've had. More ginger than grapefruit, but the grapefruit adds nice citrus.

Mouthfeel: Bright, carbonated.

Overall: Refreshing, but more of a novelty. Drinks too carbonated, like a soda. Glad I only bought a single bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 16:59:28 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Lob

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

05-26-2012 19:34:39 | More by Lob
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

06-18-2013 02:00:08 | More by BlueMoon10
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Treyliff

West Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 00:12:27 | More by Treyliff
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.56/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 06-09-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, twist-cap
Glassware: Globe glass
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

Orange-amber in color, clear, with a small white head. The head fades quickly with low retention and really no lacing to speak of.

Aromas are of grapefruit, and ginger, giving it a smell akin to a ginger ale soda with some fruit additions.

The taste has a bit of tartness up front from the grapefruit, and then features a good amount of ginger - enough to notice, but not so much as to overwhelm like some ginger beers I've had. Tastes like a fruity ginger ale in many ways, but still has some beery characteristics.

The mouthfeel is prickly from the high carbonation, on a light body. Finishes with quite a bit of ginger aftertaste.

Overall an easy-drinking and refreshing hot weather beer, although it doesn't taste quite like a traditional beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 23:49:18 | More by sommersb
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3/5  rDev -5.7%

05-13-2012 04:30:19 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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rudabegga9

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

12-30-2013 15:49:07 | More by rudabegga9
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Bartos

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-24-2014 00:37:58 | More by Bartos
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

05-21-2014 13:04:44 | More by jaswilson2
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dkw0063

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

12-01-2012 15:21:14 | More by dkw0063
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Kromes

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Clear orange color with no head and lots of noticable carbonation.

S: Smells like malt and ginger.

T: A bready, honey malt background gives way to a ginger and grapefruit flavor. The flavors aren't strong and then disappear quickly.

M: highly carbonated.

O: Call me crazy, but for a summer seasonal beer, this is pretty good. But I do love ginger ale, so I may be biased here. It's light, refreshing, easy drinking, and not overbearing. A great summer session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 23:45:55 | More by Kromes
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abex44

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-30-2013 02:57:21 | More by abex44
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DOCRW

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

02-22-2014 19:09:44 | More by DOCRW
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Zuidman

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

06-14-2013 20:32:37 | More by Zuidman
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gillagorilla

Maryland

2.41/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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).

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 03:38:28 | More by gillagorilla
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden with hints of orange. Non-existent head. Nice pickled ginger aroma. Taste begins with a big blast of ginger, followed by a bit of grapefruit sweetness. After that is a little bready maltiness. Very clean, neutral finish. Not bitter at all despite the grapefruit flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Overall a pretty good beer, light and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 23:48:35 | More by tronester
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-20-2013 00:47:35 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Greywulfken

New York

3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pale to medium amber beer in a pint - very brief finger of off-white head left no trace and no lace

S: grapefruit - the fruit not the hop aroma - right up front - was interesting, but also conflicted with the malt and hop aromas

T: its beer with red grapefruit juice in it - take it for what you will - I served it ice cold, as suggested on the label, but I didn't notice any perceptible changes for the better or worse as it warmed

M: thin, crisp, light, sparkly

O: perhaps its just not my cup of tea, and I do enjoy grapefruit juice, and i obviously enjoy beer, but this marriage didn't appeal to me.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 22:02:57 | More by Greywulfken
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: I don't love the foam or the lacing. I like the carbonation. I absolutely love the color! It's glowing amber-red-pink, almost radiant, but not unnaturally so.

Smell: Sour/bitter grapefruit. Extremely refreshing.

Taste/Mouthfeel: I have to admit I really liked this. It's amazingly refreshing on a hot summer day in Chicago. It definitely tastes like grapefruit, but doesn't seem artificial (although I don't actually know if this is the case or not). To be fair, the grapefruit does make it fairly one dimensional.

Overall Drinkability: A fruit beer that actually tastes like beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 03:21:58 | More by tjsdomer2
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

2.59/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

Pours to a thin white head that falls to a tiny white ring that eventually fades and no lacing. Honey gold color. Aroma is ruby red grapefruit juice and ginger ale. Flavor is a burning acidic grapefruit and spicy ginger with not much else standing out. Mouthfeel is like ginger ale with a slight burning sensation and not like beer at all. Overall, what;'s the point? It's practically "alcopop" anyway. It was recommended by the store owner, but perhaps just to get rid of it?

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 20:44:39 | More by EagleTalon
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

10-21-2012 21:24:20 | More by NilocRellim
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deadliest

Texas

4/5  rDev +25.8%

05-14-2013 00:36:37 | More by deadliest
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2012 23:36:43 | More by carrollmel7
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djre4orm

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

05-16-2013 20:49:26 | More by djre4orm
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-10-2012 21:19:24 | More by braican
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
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