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 mattkoon
3.96/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i used to drink shiner bock a good bit- it was the $2 beer at a bar i used to visit when i was in college. i havnt drank it much since. i tried this shiner ruby redbird expecting it to be super sweet. i was surprised and happy to be wrong.
it pours darker than i expected for a summer seasonal. its a golden pressing toward amber. the smell is heavy on the ginger with a little citrus. the taste is full of ginger with a nice, not overpowering, bitter.
i like this beer a good bit and i am gonna pick up some more of it.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Somewhat of an orange-ish tan color, clear, not a lot of head or lacing.

Aroma is pleasant, you can definitely smell the ginger. The grapefruit is less pronounced, but it's probably there in what I would describe as more of a citrusy note. There's a light background of malts as well.

The taste follows the smell pretty nicely. Plenty of ginger, especially on the finish. Citrus notes all the way. Malts are basic but ample. There's not a lot of hops.

Body is light and refreshing, and despite the lackluster appearance, it's amply carbonated.

It's a very pleasant and enjoyable beer. I wouldn't mind having a few of these while messing around in the shed in the back yard on a summer day.

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Photo of TheDrunkGnoll
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of harrymel
1.47/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bottled: unk

Got real excited for this, I love grapefruit raddlers, maybe this can be my summer 2013 beer?!

Pours a copper ale with brilliant clarity and no foam. Smells like sugar, some grapefruit (way too sweet), some pear and a little english malt. Pretty unimpressed so far. Tastes like a hot dog with some artificial sweetener and a little grapefruit - horrible. Thin with moderate carb and an off dry finish. That is a shitty beer.

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Photo of Swosu19
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of metter98
3.15/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: The taste is somewhat similar to a mixture of Fresca and ginger ale (with some malts) and has notes of ruby red grapefruit and ginger, the latter of which lingers through the finish. No bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This 'beer' is really easy to drink, but it's not interesting enough for me to want more than one of these where I would call it sessionable.

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Photo of fishguyac
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of J_Dub
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of TheLevi4000
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of keenanite21
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of gshackles
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of BlackBeerDown
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of e_jackel
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.04/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Sam's in Durham. Poured into a DFH pint glass

Pours a light golden color with a very minor head. It has a very pronounced sweet and fruity nose. Very pleasant. The taste is best described as refreshing. Extremely easy to drink. Medium carbonation and a light feel make the drinkability extremely high.

Overall a solid, enjoyable summer beer. Probably my go to beer for the summer. If you dont like this beer, then you dont like summer!

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

I like grapefruit and I taste it some IPA so when I saw this I had to try it. Its not an IPA but its good. hard to describe, similar to a Weiss Bier and fruity. Better than Shiner Bock. Low alcohol. easy to drink. This is good for a hot humid summer night. I just with the ABV was higher.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't care what anyone says, this is a pretty good brew. far superior to the original shiner bock, and with a well executed twist of creativity that I find just right for warm weather sessioning. the appearance is nothing special, an understated pale ale color with a moderate but rapidly fading white head and very little visible carbonation. the nose has some fresh ginger and a medium American malt base. there is also some interesting citrus notes coming from this, I cant yet pick it out as grapefruit, but it absolutely smells thirst quenching. the flavor is sharp sweet red tangy grapefruit right up front. really fresh and tasty, with the ginger taking more of the spotlight towards the finish. a very refreshing beer indeed. only mildly acidic from the grapefruit, and very very light in body with dancing carbonation, this is a beer I could drink all day on the boat or at a picnic. its got that summery vie to it without using lemons or lager yeast or any of the usual suspects really. easily the best diner brew ive had, despite its mostly negative feedback here on BA. ill buy this again.

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Photo of chrishensley
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of bigbeers84
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Richie24CLE
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of lesslikemath
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of napetry
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Gagnonsux
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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