Shiner Ruby Redbird | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Shiner Ruby RedbirdShiner Ruby Redbird
BA SCORE
21.1%
Liked This Beer
3.18 w/ 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:
#43,031
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
1,291
Liked:
273
Avg:
3.18/5
pDev:
22.33%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
389
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,291 |  Reviews: 278
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Beginner2
3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
4.24/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really well crafted spiced brew. This is a well balanced spiced beer. very enjoyable with a small white head and excellent spicy aroma. A great beer for a hot summer day.

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Photo of Jamison85
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LehighAce06
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of cbcrunch
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RichH55
3.77/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JohnnieNepal
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of brpendergast85
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of avisong
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of HardyA
3.52/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of dsshuck
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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

A pretty average summer beer. Poured into a flute, there was some initial carbonation with lots of bubbles and a fizzy white head. The head died down pretty quick and left no lacing on the glass. The reddish copper color ws nice though.

Smell was pretty faint, some ginger and a little grapefruit.. Taste was a little stronger, the grapefruit came out more and the ginger was subdued enough not to be annoying. No strong flavors though, not much in the way of malt. The bitterness was provided by the grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is light, with a little kick from the ginger and grapefruit.

In all, a pretty average drink. I could not see myself doing pitchers of this even on a hot day.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Petegrieco
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of CraigTravor
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Oakenator
2.95/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance is orange and brown in the glass. Soda pop carbonation that due palates hickory to nothing. Mouthfeel is also somewhat flat. Smell is not remarkable - smells like an ale with a hint of citrus. Grapefruit is present on the taste. It is upfront and provides a semi interesting twist to this beer. Probably it's best feature is the low ABV and sessionable nature. Best for a hot summer day served real cold.

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

Appearance - Pours clear and amber in color with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is spotty with fair stick.

Smell - Moderate grain aroma. Light grapefruit.

Taste - Moderate notes of slightly toasted grain. Ginger and less discernible spices. Maybe some nutmeg? Grapefruit builds throughout the process, coming through in moderation near and into the finish. More sweet than bitter.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with fair to lively carbonation. Goes down easy before a crisp finish.

Overall - A fair summer brew. The grapefruit doesn't quite shine in the way one might expect from the labeling, but it's presence is certainly not amiss. I'd drink this again if offered, but I don't think I'd buy it again.

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Photo of Roguer
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 21.1% out of 100 with 1,291 ratings
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