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Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery

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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 73 | 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)
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Photo of Andrew999

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

01-07-2013 12:24:28 | More by Andrew999
Photo of Anthogonist

2.69/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Im usually a huge fan of Shiner beer, however this one didn't settle too well with me. I had picked up this beer last summer thinking it might be a good one to quench the horrible Texas summer heat. Turns out I was wrong.

The beer has a nice red tint to it.

The smell is like a large piece of ginger, some grapefruit and a lemon got blended together and was stuck inside the bottle. It smells pretty good but can be a little overwhelming.

The taste is highly acidic for a beer (grapefruit causes this). It's pretty smooth but a bitter after taste.

Overall, id say this one isn't as enjoyable as I'd hoped it be. Nice try though Shiner.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 04:10:17 | More by Anthogonist
Photo of MattandCari

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-13-2013 06:14:56 | More by MattandCari
Photo of KempCollins

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

06-17-2014 04:23:02 | More by KempCollins
Photo of going_todash

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-02-2012 06:20:17 | More by going_todash
Photo of DerbeerSlug

2.98/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Let me start off by saying that I'm not a big fan of grapefruit, but my wife is. So, my review of this has this as a starting point. To start off, it had a nice looking color in the glass but not much in the way of head. You can definitely smell the ginger and grapefruit. It's a very interesting conversation. The taste is an interesting mix of grapefruit, ginger, and beer. I can't say that I preferred the taste, but my wife loved it.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 15:55:33 | More by DerbeerSlug
Photo of myfragglerocks


3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-06-2014 23:05:49 | More by myfragglerocks
Photo of drewy813


3.6/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz bottle poured into a weizen glass

A: Apple juice color. Lots of fizzy head that dissipates in seconds. Less head then a soda. Bubbles of CO2 remind me of champagne.

S: Honestly, nice smell. Sweet ginger and then the bite of grapefruit. No 'beer' smell really.

T: Taste is nice too. Citrus taste with ginger hints. Slightly sweet. Not too sweet though.

M: Drinks like a sticky soda.

Drinkability is average. I could drink 2 maybe 3, but I wouldn't finish off the 6-pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 03:18:25 | More by drewy813
Photo of Petela

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

06-11-2013 22:27:55 | More by Petela
Photo of Will_Shakesbeer


3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-26-2014 22:12:08 | More by Will_Shakesbeer
Photo of CarGuy31


3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-27-2012 22:43:19 | More by CarGuy31
Photo of RyanRiley


3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-10-2012 14:15:08 | More by RyanRiley
Photo of crownjul

4/5  rDev +25.8%

07-03-2012 20:22:12 | More by crownjul
Photo of arafferty76

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-06-2012 03:20:31 | More by arafferty76
Photo of SJtheFox


3/5  rDev -5.7%

10-08-2013 00:08:42 | More by SJtheFox
Photo of MitchKeller


3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-17-2014 18:52:44 | More by MitchKeller
Photo of Miriam78

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2014 19:56:51 | More by Miriam78
Photo of Jdurbin1026

1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

07-21-2014 15:06:41 | More by Jdurbin1026
Photo of blacktieman


3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Fizzy, clear copper.

Smell is a bit worrisome; jarring citrus/lager combination.

Taste is a relief. Crisp and dry. Ginger and grapefruit dominate, malt hard to discern. Pleasant but shallow in spite of multiple flavors.

Imagine a ginger ale shandy, but drier, with a slice of grapefruit. Well-balanced but a little peculiar. Certainly refreshing, though I'd be at a loss what to pair it with.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 06:38:30 | More by blacktieman
Photo of David1938


3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-22-2014 17:48:58 | More by David1938
Photo of dalygnus


3.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden reddish pour -- head quickly dissipates, no lacing -- l like some head and lacing so this was a sore spot for my tastes
Smell: fruity as expected, no problem
Taste: l liked it a lot -- the grapefruit and carbonation resembled a Fresca, my fave soda
Mouthfeel: ok, very drinkable due to carbonation and low alcohol content
Overall: done in by no head. Sam Adams Summer Ale still the summer beer of choice

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 21:40:35 | More by dalygnus
Photo of Ghohn


3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had tied this at the local beer grotto. Ended up getting it a lot over the summer at the house as it FLEW out of the fridge.

Admittedly, my wife is a fan of flavored beers. Not me. But this was different. Not a foo foo beer at all. The best our neighborhood could come up with is that it is the perfect summer beer. Light in taste. Crisp citrus finish then a hint of grapefruit. Not overpowering, but a tease.

A hard beer to get/keep in Ft. Lauderdale with good reason!

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 00:00:49 | More by Ghohn
Photo of ChrisAceGates

3.7/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

It appeared as any other summer offering that's not too light.

Didn't have a strong smell, was crisp and light.

The taste reminded me somewhat of a shandy, with grapefruit juice used as opposed to lemonade. Very drinkable.

The mouthfeel, again, reminded me of a shandy. Not filling but very clean, easy to drink down.

It was enjoyable, seems to be a nice compliment to TexMex or other spicy foods. A good beer for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 15:33:20 | More by ChrisAceGates
Photo of razordm

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 22:25:55 | More by razordm
Photo of e_jackel


3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-13-2013 00:55:59 | More by e_jackel
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.