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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

918 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 9
Gots: 98 | 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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jbaezner

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

10-11-2012 18:17:23 | More by jbaezner
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shiguy16

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-16-2013 15:03:43 | More by shiguy16
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veryseldon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +25.4%

04-22-2014 03:28:11 | More by veryseldon
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gata


4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

08-02-2012 01:57:30 | More by gata
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CCRaise

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

08-25-2012 16:56:18 | More by CCRaise
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puuj

California

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-30-2013 20:57:20 | More by puuj
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RobJTejas

Texas

4/5  rDev +25.4%

11-21-2011 16:19:15 | More by RobJTejas
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DimeBox

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

02-07-2012 14:42:00 | More by DimeBox
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SpursfanJD


1.5/5  rDev -53%

01-19-2013 23:55:47 | More by SpursfanJD
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amandapants

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-04-2013 18:04:15 | More by amandapants
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duckspeak

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-02-2014 20:17:12 | More by duckspeak
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cshinpaugh

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-19-2014 04:31:13 | More by cshinpaugh
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BrandonWardlaw

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +28.5%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: A very light amber. Pours with a very tiny head that dissipates instantly.

Smell: Frankly, it's bizarre. Not in a bad way, but definitely not a conventional beer whatsoever. The ginger and the grapefruit hit you in the nose right away, and that's all I'm getting out of it.

Taste: Again, bizarre, but in the best of ways. Has a very crisp, gingery bite, which mellows quickly. Finishes with a slight tanginess, and a bit of bitterness at the rear of the palate from the grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light. Moderately carbonated. Extremely drinkable.

Overall: This ain't your normal glass of beer. It's pretty out there, and definitely the most adventurous Shiner brew that I've ever had. It's nice to have a citrusy beer that doesn't taste like chemicals and failure (Bud Light Lime, anyone?) The bottle brags that it's the "Perfect Summer Beer", and it might be right. I think it would also pair pretty well with asian or asian fusion dishes. It would be especially good with sushi. I'm sure a lot of BeerAdvocate users are going to give this beer poor reviews ("WHY DOES IT NOT REEK OF HOPS?!?!?", they'll scream), because they seem to love rating beers without regard for their intended drinking context. But if you're looking for an unpretentious, unusual session beer - give this a shot.

03-29-2011 21:13:44 | More by BrandonWardlaw
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agglerithm

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

12-08-2012 23:36:15 | More by agglerithm
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kjwetherb


3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

02-17-2013 19:53:42 | More by kjwetherb
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DallasRaider

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-12-2014 18:55:11 | More by DallasRaider
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Russell_O

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

08-11-2014 15:51:14 | More by Russell_O
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BeerDrnkr_HellRzr

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

04-29-2014 02:31:27 | More by BeerDrnkr_HellRzr
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wkarges

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-09-2014 17:03:35 | More by wkarges
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wupika23

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-27-2014 19:36:34 | More by wupika23
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ChrisM361

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-20-2012 20:53:57 | More by ChrisM361
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shoeinc


4/5  rDev +25.4%

03-11-2012 04:10:19 | More by shoeinc
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Snow

New York

3.58/5  rDev +12.2%

You need to like Grapefruit to enjoy this beer
Its a bit sweet as well, all in all a good grab for a hot day

it pours light to medium gold with a grapefruit citrus hitting you in the face, the hops are lacking like others have commented. The key here is the grapefruit and effervescent quality. So if your looking for an enjoyable summer beer you have one

04-18-2014 18:08:04 | More by Snow
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therainman

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.7%

08-27-2014 17:03:29 | More by therainman
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blinx64

Texas

3/5  rDev -6%

11-23-2011 08:46:27 | More by blinx64
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.