Shiner Ruby Redbird | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.01%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,278
Reviews:
275
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
22.68%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
380
For Trade:
0
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2.12/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.49/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.29/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I generally like your basic beers and ales, nothing extreme and I usually don't like beers with nontraditional ingredients like fruits and spices ... but this is the one that's the exception. The grapefruit and ginger aroma and taste is distinctive but not overwhelming. It balances well with this beer's other qualities. A very nice change of pace. I like it a lot.

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3.21/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.49/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clean, refreshing. Good for a hot day. Bronze in color and screaming with smell of grapefruit.

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3.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.94/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The first thing I tasted was the ginger, which I liked because I like spicy. But it overpowers the grapefruit and the tart. It does have a grapefruit aftertaste. The spice enhances the carbonation. The color was a light amber and the head was very light.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.96/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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2.48/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Awesome. Very refreshing

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3.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Clear amber color, with a non-existent head. This essentially looks like slightly carbonated green tea.

Has quite a subtle smell with the grapefruit being surprisingly subdued, at least considering my expectations. The label also notes that there is some ginger added - which is definitely noticeable. Overall a gentle, yet easily appreciated scent.

While I thought the ginger was fairly subtle in the smell, it utterly dominates the taste. The grapefruit is noticeable, but does not steal the show as it is subdued by the ginger, besides making an appearance a second or two.

The carbonation is quite heavy, with both the hops and malts being lacking. Easy to drink, hard to love.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.13 out of 5 based on 1,278 ratings.
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