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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

994 Ratings
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Ratings: 994
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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BeerCon5, Aug 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

ridgeline23, May 02, 2014
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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
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

tkdchampxi, Jul 23, 2014
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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
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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

Wayne17, Jul 26, 2014
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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
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TubaDan, Apr 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

carrollmel7, Jun 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Pens1967, Oct 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

cbcrunch, May 31, 2014
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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%

ItsBeer4Me, Jul 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

BJasny, Mar 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Sazz9, Jul 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

brpendergast85, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

djre4orm, May 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Cooker_stp, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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2/5  rDev -37.1%

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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.