Shiner Ruby Redbird | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Shiner Ruby RedbirdShiner Ruby Redbird

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

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

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Photo of emerald27
3.4/5  rDev +8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of grg001
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

This is my "mowing the lawn" beer.. or admiring the lawn after I pay someone else to do it... it's freakin hot in Texas. Easy to love.

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3.4/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of pherring11
1.84/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of generallee
3.6/5  rDev +15%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams tasting glass. The label lists the abv at 4.01% and it also gives a nice description of the beer.

Appearance: The body is very clear and light to medium amber in color. It head is off white and quick fading despite a very active carbonation flowing up though the beer. After the first sip the head has completely disappeared and subsequently there is no lacing to speak of.

Smell: The aroma is light overall. I get some dry spicy gingerbread notes standing out over light grainy maltiness.

Taste / Palate: The flavor starts with a light grainy base malt with notes of ginger and mild white peppercorn. Very mild notes of tart grapefruit like citrus move in and lead into the dry snappy finnish. Hop favor seems very subdued but very complimentary to the Ruby Red grapefruit juice and it definitely adds to the dryness. The palate feels light and quite lively.

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Photo of LutherBrau
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Tayloraphilips
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of HamdenHector
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

A: clear; bronze; less than 1 finger of white head that receded quickly to almost no sign of any carbonation;

S: muted; what was there was ginger, with a touch of grapefruit in the background;

T: like flat, watered down ginger ale; I really had to search for the grapefruit;

M: medium bodied; light carbonation;

O: not much positive to say; I expect a fruit beer to distinctly smell like the fruit it's brewed with - not the case here; also, even without real red grapefruit, it's so easy to impart grapefruit flavor in a beer with hops; finally, my bottle was poorly carbonated;

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

A great session or nightcap beer. Really light and refreshing.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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2.76/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Grapefruit flavors throughout

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3.28/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +41.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +21.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

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3.56/5  rDev +13.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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1/5  rDev -68.1%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.13 out of 5 based on 1,283 ratings.
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