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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,286
Reviews:
275
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
22.68%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of EcurbTheProphet
3.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a singular purpose - quench your thirst on a hot hot day, and THAT it will do exquisitely well.

The addition of the ruby red grapefruit and ginger, adding to the astringency of the hops - outstanding combination.

This is a rather "light" brew allowing the flavor of the grapefruit and ginger to "shine" through without being overwhelming... You still know it's beer.

What tastes better after a long day in the hot sun; gardening, weeding, mowing? Of course - a cold brew. What tastes better than a cold brew after a long day doing yard work in the hot sun? Yeah... a Shiner Ruby Redbird.

No wonder the store sold out. (They had a whole pallet of this stuff on the floor on Friday. Monday it was GONE!)

Until now I did not like fruit in my beer. I may have to rethink that.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of silverking
3.03/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A- light amber with no head. Therefore, no lacing. There is a small amount of visible carbonation. It looks relatively lifeless.

S- very very light. Some ginger and yeast...not much else.

T- warming ginger spice, some grapefruit. Yeasty finish. Once again, this one falls short.

M- light bodied, prickly carbonation.

O- I was expecting strong ginger and acidic grapefruit... I received none of that. Not good.

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of BenFS4505
2.2/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was recommended by a clerk in my favorite beer store when another customer asked about it. It sounded appealing because grapefruit and ginger are favorites and I'm open to trying fruit beers. I bought a six-pack to try and what a disappoinment. I like ginger a lot but the bitter ginger flavor in this overpowered all other flavors. I tried a small serving again with friends a few days later during a meal and it was slightly better with food. Others thought it would be good on a hot summer day but I can think of many other beers I'd rather drink as an afternoon cooler. I will defintely pass on this.

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

Photo of jaredtp
3.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is the first time that I have ever heard of this beer and I bought some and It is actually really good. It is refreshing and has a fruity taste to it. I have always liked shiner beers but this one is really good. The smell to it is not that bad as well. I tried it for the first time on vacation and I really liked it. I am hoping that I can find some here at home. Shiner made a good summer beer. It is refreshing and not too strong of a taste at the same time. The smell is actually good as well. It is not too heavy or too light and I like that. For anyone who likes Shiner beers they should try this beer.

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4.35/5  rDev +39%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not a huge Shiner fan but i love this beer despite that most reviews here are not favorable. It's a specific beer for a specific time of year (i.e. on a hot summer day). I find it incredibly light and refreshing. A perfect beer for a hot summers day.

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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.13 out of 5 based on 1,286 ratings.
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