Shiner Ruby Redbird | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.01%

Availability: Summer

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Added by wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

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#44,873
Reviews:
280
Ratings:
1,301
pDev:
22.33%
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Photo of Frank_TX
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gulli
3.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

like the ginger with grapefruit after tones.....nice for a summer day.
plenty of carbonation
no lacing
small foamy white head

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Photo of breadwinner
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

GINGER! KAPOW! Big old blasts of ginger off the nose, with the ruby red grapefruit coming in to pick up the pieces. It's a little jarring, definitely intense, but not altogether unappetizing. Clear copper/gold color, little head, bubble body that wasn't distracting. Palate is replete with ginger still, though the grapefruit is there too both for flavor and bitterness, along with some vaguely grainy flavor. There was just the lightest touch of mustiness or vegetal-ness or something. Not enough to be super distracting but enough to notice. Not a bad beer, per se, but I'd reach for a helluva lot else before this on a hot summer day.

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Photo of LKx25
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of justinm4bama
3.47/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buzzy
2.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BArunnerchick
3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lmj729
3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jesticals
3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ChuckZ77
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eden
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dublin not bad 12/12 refreshing; kinda like ginger ale

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Photo of VDJ104
2.51/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Perfect on a hot summer day.

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Photo of MicTar
3.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: dark gold in color. Small white head that did not last, has no lacing.

S: can smell the grapefruit and a hint of ginger. Has a very clean smell.

T: grapefruit hits you first and then the ginger sneaks in on the finish with a small bite

F: light carbonation leads to a dry tartness from the grapefruit

O: I like this but am not sure if it would be a beer I would grab if I had some other choice. The bottle said to drink ice cold but as I let it warm the favors started to pop better.

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Photo of firkingroovin
2.99/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
2.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

well it is tart but it's not all that delightful. i usually really enjoy grapefruit flavored beers but this one tastes more of ginger than grapefruit, too tart for me to drink more than one of.

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Photo of SebD
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grapefruit, ginger, bready/buiscuity malts and perhaps a very faint nuttiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grapefruit upfront, ginger, sweet bready/biscuity malts and very faint caramel.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of tillmac62
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden with a touch of ruby. Normal head volume, poor retention and no lacing.

Nice vibrant light nose of light sweet grapefruit over biscuit. As it warms, ginger comes to the forefront.

Light body with a texture similar to water. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish.

With more intensity and complexity the flavor profile would be outstanding. Light grapefruit and ginger roll across the biscuit base. Middle bitterness is only a hint. The finish does deliver a nice burst of ginger and a nice spicy heat. Beef this beer up and it is an outstanding contender. As is, it's a good lawnmower beer.

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Photo of _drummer_
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my favorite summer beers. I love Shiner and I absolutely love ruby red grapefruit from the Rio Grande Valley. To me, this is a great combination coupled with some brisket and/or a day on the lake.

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Photo of ZBowden
3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear copper bronze with little head, smells predominantly of ginger slight yeast and crackery malt, tastes of bright ginger slight bitterness up front with a sweetness and citrusy finish, light mouthfeel, dry crisp finish.

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Photo of mig100
2.12/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
3.49/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 1,301 ratings