Shiner Ruby Redbird
Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner Ruby RedbirdShiner Ruby Redbird
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Spoetzl Brewery
Texas, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #376
Ranked #27,634
3.19 | pDev: 21.94%
Apr 05, 2024
Mar 17, 2011
This refreshing brew is made with juice from freshly picked Texas Ruby Red grapefruits, the prize of the Rio Grande Valley.A bold kick of ginger flavor combines with the tartness of the citrus for a tasty brew that's perfect anytime of year. Pure two row and Munich malts along with Mt. Hood, Citra, and Willamette hops give it a nicely balanced, lip-smacking finish. We like to think popping open this bottle is like slicing into a ripe Texas grapefruit. So pucker up and enjoy!
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Ratings by Danzifer:
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Rated by Danzifer from Ohio

3.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sep 06, 2022
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Rated: 4.7 by ATC2CWO from Alabama

Apr 05, 2024
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Rated by mbrandes62 from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Perfect summer beer
Mar 03, 2024
Rated: 3.79 by HS676 from Pennsylvania

Dec 06, 2023
Rated: 2.75 by mpenske from California

Jul 11, 2023
Rated: 3.51 by Try-em-all from Missouri

May 28, 2023
Rated: 3.09 by ronniebruner from Arizona

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 2 by Ajc2936 from Texas

Aug 09, 2022
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can purchased from the fridge as part of a six pack for $2. Date of 10/17/21...not sure if this is a canned on or best by date. Shouldn't matter much either way.

Look: Pours a light copper color with ruby highlights and near clarity. Very rocky, bubbly head (if you can call it a head at all) that dissipated to nothing extremely quickly. Lots of small bubbles rising up in the glass.

Smell: This beer smells like ruby red grapefruit. Has a bit of a "flavor extract" nose to it, which isn't the same as if it was all from actual fruit. It also smells just like ginger ale, which makes sense because there is ginger added to this beer also. Not much else on the nose - some sweetness and maltiness.

Taste: This tastes a lot like a very dry ginger ale with some ruby red grapefruit flavor added. Even more spicy ginger flavor after pouring the bottom of the can.

Feel: Very light. Despite all the carbonation, the finish is kind of flat. The beer lacks the crispness that I was hoping for. All in all, it's still a refreshing beer to drink after a run as I am doing right now.

Overall: Perhaps my expectations were a bit too high for a Shiner beer, but this is a bit disappointing to me. I have had other ruby red grapefruit beers that I enjoyed much more, for example Genesee Ruby Red Kolsch and von Trapp Radler Trail Bier.

From can:
Beer brewed with Texas ruby red grapefruit and ginger with natural flavors added
Jul 19, 2022
Rated: 3.35 by cabsandking from Ohio

Jul 12, 2022
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Had this from a bottle.
A: pours reddish color with no head with no real retention or lacing.
S: somewhat sweet malt smell; nothing crazy
T: sweet, ginger tasting beer with a somewhat spicy aftertaste
M: light bodied; somewhat crisp; a little watery
D: ok feel and taste; nothing really special
May 06, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by sglooney316 from Texas

May 04, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Clear gold color with a slight foamy white head that disappears if you blink.
The aroma is faint grapefruit and ginger with a hint of sweet light malt.
The taste is a little more toward the ginger but still definite grapefruit. I'm a little disappointed in the grapefruit flavor being a little weak.The finish is also a little weak light malt.
The body is light with moderate carbonation.
Altogether, this is an OK light beer for lawn mowing or other warm weather cooling, but it could have been much more interesting.
Jan 17, 2022
Rated: 3.23 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle from a mix-6 poured into a snifter. Pours yellow with a hint of pink. Aroma and flavor feature slightly tart, not-quite-medicinal grapefruit with a sweetish malt backbone. No ginger that I can tell. Overall it's an okay summer beer but not something I'll buy again.
Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 2.25 by PopeGrundle from Texas

Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 3 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a translucent amber gold with a nearly non existent head. It smells mostly of ginger with hints of grapefruit underneath. The taste follows the nose and it's mostly grapefruits with a taste of ginger and a very slight maltiness with little bitterness. It's more carbonated than most and very crisp, and goes down easily. Overall not bad but I've had better. Good low calorie option if you don't want regular light beer.
Oct 19, 2020
Rated: 2.89 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Oct 09, 2020
Rated: 3.02 by BlueSpader from Washington

Sep 30, 2020