1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
Shiner Ruby RedbirdShiner Ruby Redbird

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

949 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 949
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 111 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 949 | Reviews: 212 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of AMCPhD
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

AMCPhD, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4/5  rDev +25.8%

jngrizzaffi, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of blastoderm55
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

blastoderm55, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a lifeless deep gold bordering copper, no head or retention. Aroma of grated citrus peel and ginger, light malts. In the flavor, twangy ginger, yeast and sour citrus. Flaccid bitterness and bone dry. Over carbonated, too much grapefruit, not enough balance. Unless you love dry grapefruit juice, I'd select a different beer than this.

Stinkypuss, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of amandapants
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

amandapants, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.93/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shiner Ruby Redbird has a thick, white head that doesn’t last long and leaves behind no lacing. The appearance is clear old gold, with very few streaming bubbles. Aroma is of sharp, tart grapefruit zest and some sweet white bread, with a ginger background. Taste is of red grapefruit, citrus sweetness, a touch of ginger, and tap water. Mouthfeel is between light and medium, and Shiner Ruby Redbird finishes dry, refreshing, easy-drinking, and sweet. Overall, this is a good fruit beer.


RonaldTheriot, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

campfirebrew, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
2.59/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

Pours to a thin white head that falls to a tiny white ring that eventually fades and no lacing. Honey gold color. Aroma is ruby red grapefruit juice and ginger ale. Flavor is a burning acidic grapefruit and spicy ginger with not much else standing out. Mouthfeel is like ginger ale with a slight burning sensation and not like beer at all. Overall, what;'s the point? It's practically "alcopop" anyway. It was recommended by the store owner, but perhaps just to get rid of it?

EagleTalon, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Garrettshu
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Garrettshu, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Metalaero
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Metalaero, May 31, 2013
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

No bottling date that I could find.

A: Crystal clear amber pour. Small soda-like fizzy white head (with just a hint of pink in it?). Head fizzes away fast. Slight bits of lacing, minimal retention.

S: Lots and lots of ginger for sure. Hint of grapefruit. Smells mostly like a ginger beer or a ginger ale.

T: Yup, lots and lots of ginger again. Mild grapefruit flavor. Not grapefruit hoppy flavor, just like grapefruit juice only sweeter. Almost no bitterness at all in fact, just a hint in the aftertaste. Just some sweet grapefruit (ruby red I assume) and ginger pretty much throughout.

M: High carbonation with a light body.

O: Not a horrible beer but hardly a beer at the same time. Tastes like someone mixed a little ruby red grapefruit juice and ginger ale and called it good. Good summer beer, I guess. I'd rather an APA or a witbier or a saison, myself. This is more of a quasi-craft beer, IMO. Gateway beer. Not horrifying but nothing special.

Dope, May 31, 2013
Photo of cwreay90
1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

cwreay90, May 30, 2013
Photo of puuj
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

puuj, May 30, 2013
Photo of hsus0225
3/5  rDev -5.7%

hsus0225, May 28, 2013
Photo of bpa4bes
5/5  rDev +57.2%

bpa4bes, May 28, 2013
Photo of moreyswig
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

moreyswig, May 26, 2013
Photo of LarryMyers
3/5  rDev -5.7%

LarryMyers, May 26, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

oriolesfan4, May 26, 2013
Photo of ntorch
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

ntorch, May 23, 2013
Photo of Rdc67
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Rdc67, May 22, 2013
Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -37.1%

pin, May 22, 2013
Photo of brez8791
2/5  rDev -37.1%

brez8791, May 21, 2013
Photo of Stoutlad
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Stoutlad, May 20, 2013
Photo of Fakexican
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Fakexican, May 20, 2013
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.