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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

980 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 123 | 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, Oct 11, 2012
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gata, Aug 02, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Snow, Apr 18, 2014
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drewlreynolds, Oct 03, 2014
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puuj, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

RobJTejas, Nov 21, 2011
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DimeBox, Feb 07, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

SpursfanJD, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

amandapants, Jun 04, 2013
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duckspeak, May 02, 2014
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cshinpaugh, Jul 19, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BrandonWardlaw, Mar 29, 2011
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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.