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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

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Added by wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,839
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
1,292
pDev:
22.33%
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4.6/5  rDev +44.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yummmm! My wife says she'd "drink the hell out of it."

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

This is a brew that many will rate poorly based on their personal preference, as opposed to how well it was done within it's style. I'm not a huge Shiner fan nor am I a fruit beer person, but in my opinion, they hit the nail right on the head with this one.

The beer pours with a thin fizzy soda like head which vanishes seconds later. Right off the bat you are hit hard with ginger and citrus on the nose. It almost smells like some sort of fresh ginger cocktail. The initial flavor is smooth and on the sweet side, but the sweetness quickly fades as it hits the sides and back of the tongue where it becomes dry and crisp. The ginger is present from start to finish, and that juicy red grapefruit comes through perfectly in the finish. It's light bodied and so juicy, but it isn't a sweet fruit beer by any means. To me it makes a perfect substitute for juice with breakfast, or as a refreshing alternative to a cider on a hot day. This is a wonderfully crafted unique brew that serves it's intended purpose perfectly.

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of _drummer_
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my favorite summer beers. I love Shiner and I absolutely love ruby red grapefruit from the Rio Grande Valley. To me, this is a great combination coupled with some brisket and/or a day on the lake.

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I great tasting beer to have

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

The grapefruit taste isn't too overwhelming. It combines perfectly with the hint of ginger.

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 1,292 ratings
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