Shiner Ruby Redbird | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

BA SCORE
73
okay
1,281 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
1,281
Reviews:
275
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
22.68%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
383
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,281 |  Reviews: 275
Photo of Junichi
3.52/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GoBeerGo
3.99/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coolguy_chris
2.62/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

One of my least favorite beers I've tried. I just don't think it was for my pallet as it seems like it has some good reviews. I just did not like the taste at all.

 163 characters

Photo of Caveworm
4.24/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shiner Ruby Redbird | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew has no head, no lacing, and a deep brownish amber body.

I smell cranberry 7-Up/ Canada Dry. Not bad at all.

Tastes like a crisp, very refreshing fruit flavor upfront that is nice and tart.

Medium-light mouthfeel with fair carbonation.

Overall, I'll give Shiner Ruby Redbird | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner. A lighter, refreshing brew that will do the job cooling you off.

 505 characters

Photo of redsoxjim
3.46/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nbaker290
3.92/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've had this brew a number of times, though I'm not a huge fan of fruit-beers. Inn ever sought it out in its own 6er, though it is available in Texas and Florida (home port) as a 6 pack. I only get it when I get a few family reunion 12 packs when I'm in Texas so I can get the craft beers (this time it was the Texas Warmer and Berliner Weisse), plus a few Shiner Bocks, Wicked Rams (I hate IPAs, but sometimes I throw one or 2 back) and Kosmos Reserves as a bonus. So, on to the test.
Looks: pour is promising, this is the first time I poured this into a glass and actually analyzed the beer. Nice lighter side of amber color. White inch-tall head that dissipates rather quickly.
Smell: smells like grapefruit and ginger and a hint of malt in the background, but mostly ginger and grapefruit. Ever had a Leinenkugel's Grapefruit? Kinda like that.
Taste: follows the nose to a T. Grapefruit tardiness followed by a ginger and malt finish. Not bad. Inhale through your nose as you drink it in a pint glass and the taste really reveals itself. Pretty refreshing.
Feel: feels thin and carbonated, not like a bud light or something, not watery. Just thin and fizzy.
Overall: not a bad fruit beer, just not my style. One of the better fruity beers I've had (mostly Leinie's), but overall not bad. I will continue to drink these as long as they're in the reunion pack.

 1,368 characters

Photo of Ashmothma
2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of S-Taylor
3.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_ski
3.71/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walnut
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jg24rules
2.94/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joegallows
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wuthrichj15
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of godawgs
3.86/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CrimeDog
2.88/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.67/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sparx1100
2.84/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bushwack
2.71/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NordicViking913
4.14/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste a good amount of grapefruit, and definite notes of ginger on the back end. Overall not a bad beer.

104 characters

Photo of baseballandbrews2005
4.06/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidRolle
4.14/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really crisp and refreshing yet bitter like a grapefruit and has the smell of fruity pebbles. I loved how much of a grapefruit and ginger character there is in this beer.

 170 characters

Photo of nicksamuelson
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikr
2/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ChefRaku
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The color and feel of this brew is good. It has a Bock taste but very clean with the essential oils of the Rio Red grapefruit from the Valley. I suppose that is why it is seasonal and sells out quickly. It is very refreshing on a hot day. Don't expect sweet as the tang on the tongue and slightly bitter burst in the mouth yields a fresh overall quench. Ice cold after mowing the lawn is a treat. Served a bit more warm sitting outside under a cooling starry night yields more robust complexity from roasted grains and citrus tannins.

 535 characters

Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.13 out of 5 based on 1,281 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe