Shiner Ruby Redbird | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Shiner Ruby RedbirdShiner Ruby Redbird
BA SCORE
3.18/5
1,291 Ratings
Shiner Ruby RedbirdShiner Ruby Redbird
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.01%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,366
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
1,291
pDev:
22.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
389
Trade:
0
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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Clear amber color, with a non-existent head. This essentially looks like slightly carbonated green tea.

Has quite a subtle smell with the grapefruit being surprisingly subdued, at least considering my expectations. The label also notes that there is some ginger added - which is definitely noticeable. Overall a gentle, yet easily appreciated scent.

While I thought the ginger was fairly subtle in the smell, it utterly dominates the taste. The grapefruit is noticeable, but does not steal the show as it is subdued by the ginger, besides making an appearance a second or two.

The carbonation is quite heavy, with both the hops and malts being lacking. Easy to drink, hard to love.

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The smell has a strong ginger bite. It smells like a ginger ale--the alcoholic kind.

Thin bodied with a high carbonation level. The malt base is thin and the aforementioned ginger is present almost as a spicy counterbalance to the light initial flavor. Reminds me of novelty beers--a bit of a one-trick pony.

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Appearance:
Light amber color, chill haze. Good amount of carbonation rising. Thin head.

Aroma:
Grapefruit, some ginger, faint bready malt.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Grapefruit and ginger up front. Semi-sweet bready malt. Finish is sharp and crisp. Body is light and water, crisp, refreshing, fizzy.

Overall:
It's mediocre.

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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 1,291 ratings
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