1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
Shiner Ruby RedbirdShiner Ruby Redbird

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
73
okay

1,027 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 15
Gots: 169 | 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:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (23) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,027 | Reviews: 227 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sheesh101
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ChaosKittyXJ9
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of martinproulx15
4.4/5  rDev +38.4%

Photo of k-grey
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of Steven21805
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of eskimojoe
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of beerdiablo
2.4/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is a love-hate beer and I find myself in the hate camp and surprised to see it still on store shelves.

The body and taste is "watery"/thin -plenty of citrus yet is more like a lager than a radler/shandy. I do enjoy the citrus aspect of hops and like grapefruit -which is showcased in this beer but the flavor comes from the fruit and not the hops in the case of Shiner Ruby Redbird. Perhaps as a Pale ale with grapefruit the beer would be more appealing.

Photo of jkoogler
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Tenente
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of gambreeno
2.92/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Jodawn
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Antikythera
3.52/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting another shandy type offering but this is way more interesting.

a: nothing too special, thin head.

s: really, really gorgeous. Grapefruit and ginger on top of a mellow toasty smell.

t: not sweet. It's beer, not a cooler or a shandy. There's ginger but it doesn't taste like ginger ale, and there's grapefruit but it doesn't taste like a cocktail. No one particular flavour is really dominant, but it all blends really well.

m: fizzy and refreshing.

o: I bought one of these out of a singles bin and then went back for a twelve-pack. Really well done and more interesting than a lot of the other seasonals.

Photo of JohnDee
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ale1
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

24oz bottles -- buy 2 get one free Shiner promotion at the local Publix Jupiter,Fl.,, including their wheat "belgian" (i doubt it)
served around 65° , has good carbonation ,nose light malt, citrus nose,
yea ginger is in here a little on the finish
The finish is actually of coriander when beer warmed up some.
I know what citra and similar hops taste like, not citra hops, more like the citrus pulp residue left over from juicing citrus in the beer.
Sam Adams and Oregon brewer's successfully use citra hops, but not in this beer.
I have made ale with citra,cascade hops naaa

burrrrpppp

ah yes good for chili like a few suggested good for cooking..not overwhelming however
I dont mind adding my own citrus such as lime in an iced beer when making Michelados on a hot day, this would make a good Michelados.

Having been out to Fredericksburg,kerrville and sampled the local ales, a Munich ale it isn't claims full body Munich ale .. no.
Served cold it's ok not awfull, just ok.

Pretty Lite beer for a German style, well to serve the yuppie larvae all i can figure. Need some good barley malted ales here cut back on the rice and corn malts and you'll have a winner.

Photo of seanballs
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of BeerIsGood88
5/5  rDev +57.2%

Photo of BenSnowden
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of harty83
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Fantasy_Draught
5/5  rDev +57.2%

Photo of RossR
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of corybills
4.75/5  rDev +49.4%

Photo of nicoga3000
1/5  rDev -68.6%

Photo of schnay90
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Nick4202
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ret3
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.