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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
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976 Ratings
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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 119 | 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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4/5  rDev +25.8%

leinie13, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of abex44
3/5  rDev -5.7%

abex44, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Spikester
2.98/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Clear amber with almost no head or lacing. Smell is grapefruit ginger and light malt.
Taste is lightly bitter with red grapefruit ginger and light bready malt. Grapefruit tastes more bitter than I expected. Maybe some grapefruit zest included?
Mouthfeel was light with low carbonation. No crispness or zing. Overall it tastes like a beer with a shot of pink grapefruit added. The ginger was in the background mostly with a bit of spice in the finish.

Spikester, May 13, 2014
Photo of TheBishopco
3/5  rDev -5.7%

TheBishopco, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Zuidman
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Zuidman, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of KeyWestGator
3/5  rDev -5.7%

KeyWestGator, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of TXhomebrewer
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of DOCRW
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

DOCRW, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Beer4Baltimore, May 13, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
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.

Greywulfken, May 07, 2013
Photo of sommersb
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.

sommersb, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of StephRai
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of gshackles
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

gshackles, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Elicoleman, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

wonothesane42, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Kromes
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.

Kromes, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of BeerCon5
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

BeerCon5, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Schlafly33, May 05, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
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?

EagleTalon, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of tronester
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.

tronester, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
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.

tjsdomer2, Aug 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

carrollmel7, Jun 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

StArnoldFan, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of ilikebeer03
3/5  rDev -5.7%

ilikebeer03, Feb 06, 2013
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.