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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 17
Gots: 179 | FT: 0
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.01% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

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Ratings: 1,030 | Reviews: 228
Photo of razordm
4.22/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my favorite Shiner beer, but I also do like and drink grapefruit juice as well. Despite that fact, I was a bit apprehensive about "beer and grapefruit" but it was quite good. The amount and flavor of grapefruit was just right; not overbearing but enough to tell (without knowing the name) what fruit was included. Will definitely buy this again.

Photo of victorylow
4.2/5  rDev +32.1%

Photo of BrandonWardlaw
4.12/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: A very light amber. Pours with a very tiny head that dissipates instantly.

Smell: Frankly, it's bizarre. Not in a bad way, but definitely not a conventional beer whatsoever. The ginger and the grapefruit hit you in the nose right away, and that's all I'm getting out of it.

Taste: Again, bizarre, but in the best of ways. Has a very crisp, gingery bite, which mellows quickly. Finishes with a slight tanginess, and a bit of bitterness at the rear of the palate from the grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light. Moderately carbonated. Extremely drinkable.

Overall: This ain't your normal glass of beer. It's pretty out there, and definitely the most adventurous Shiner brew that I've ever had. It's nice to have a citrusy beer that doesn't taste like chemicals and failure (Bud Light Lime, anyone?) The bottle brags that it's the "Perfect Summer Beer", and it might be right. I think it would also pair pretty well with asian or asian fusion dishes. It would be especially good with sushi. I'm sure a lot of BeerAdvocate users are going to give this beer poor reviews ("WHY DOES IT NOT REEK OF HOPS?!?!?", they'll scream), because they seem to love rating beers without regard for their intended drinking context. But if you're looking for an unpretentious, unusual session beer - give this a shot.

Photo of Jmhyder
4.12/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of lwootton
4.11/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a St. Arnolds Pint Glass.

Appearance: Dark golden with a straw colored head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: Dominated by ginger, very much like ginger ale soda with earthy malt tones underneath.

Taste: A moderate ginger taste supplemented by the characteristic Shiner earthy malt taste, with a tart aftertaste added by the grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, not particularly distinctive.

Overall: This would be a great session beer for me. I love the taste, it's refreshing, and it's crisp. It would be nice if it had a bit more complexity but overall I enjoyed it very much.

Photo of pDubs
4.1/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of ShaneVillarreal
4.06/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love how refreshing this beer can be on a hot day. Crisp ginger flavor with underlying grapefruit notes. Very light mouth feel with a lingering ginger taste.

Photo of Axnjxn
4.04/5  rDev +27%
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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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.