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:
1,286
Reviews:
275
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
22.68%
 
 
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25
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Photo of metter98
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: The taste is somewhat similar to a mixture of Fresca and ginger ale (with some malts) and has notes of ruby red grapefruit and ginger, the latter of which lingers through the finish. No bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This 'beer' is really easy to drink, but it's not interesting enough for me to want more than one of these where I would call it sessionable.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.04/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Sam's in Durham. Poured into a DFH pint glass

Pours a light golden color with a very minor head. It has a very pronounced sweet and fruity nose. Very pleasant. The taste is best described as refreshing. Extremely easy to drink. Medium carbonation and a light feel make the drinkability extremely high.

Overall a solid, enjoyable summer beer. Probably my go to beer for the summer. If you dont like this beer, then you dont like summer!

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Photo of wejohnsn
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like grapefruit and I taste it some IPA so when I saw this I had to try it. Its not an IPA but its good. hard to describe, similar to a Weiss Bier and fruity. Better than Shiner Bock. Low alcohol. easy to drink. This is good for a hot humid summer night. I just with the ABV was higher.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.66/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't care what anyone says, this is a pretty good brew. far superior to the original shiner bock, and with a well executed twist of creativity that I find just right for warm weather sessioning. the appearance is nothing special, an understated pale ale color with a moderate but rapidly fading white head and very little visible carbonation. the nose has some fresh ginger and a medium American malt base. there is also some interesting citrus notes coming from this, I cant yet pick it out as grapefruit, but it absolutely smells thirst quenching. the flavor is sharp sweet red tangy grapefruit right up front. really fresh and tasty, with the ginger taking more of the spotlight towards the finish. a very refreshing beer indeed. only mildly acidic from the grapefruit, and very very light in body with dancing carbonation, this is a beer I could drink all day on the boat or at a picnic. its got that summery vie to it without using lemons or lager yeast or any of the usual suspects really. easily the best diner brew ive had, despite its mostly negative feedback here on BA. ill buy this again.

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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2/5  rDev -36.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.13 out of 5 based on 1,286 ratings.
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