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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Photo of Spikester
2.98/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Clear amber with almost no head or lacing. Smell is grapefruit ginger and light malt.
Taste is lightly bitter with red grapefruit ginger and light bready malt. Grapefruit tastes more bitter than I expected. Maybe some grapefruit zest included?
Mouthfeel was light with low carbonation. No crispness or zing. Overall it tastes like a beer with a shot of pink grapefruit added. The ginger was in the background mostly with a bit of spice in the finish.

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Photo of Seanem44
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of BeeGinner
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of sonnydeezy
2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of chicagoish
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Getalegup
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of disconat
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of GinjaSlice
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of drewfromboulder
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Schlafly33
2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of wilfmaster
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MrBoh
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.9/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, ginger, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with ginger and grapefruit flavors on the finish. However, when the beer warms up the flavors turn metallic and salty. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that smells like a solid ginger beer soda, but has a shift in flavors that make it hard to drink when it warms up.

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Photo of tpaetow
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of duckspeak
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ridgeline23
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.14/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Overall not a bad beer but wasn't one of my favorites. The appearance was light yellow with a nice head, sniffed and found an abundance of grapefruit in the nose. The taste was a little odd with a quick yet intense grapefruit flavor, but then it immediately was gone and overtaken by a sweet, almost molasses, flavor that tasted like breakfast sausage. Interesting but not the best I've tried.

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BeerDrnkr_HellRzr
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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