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

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Added by wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

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#44,851
Reviews:
280
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1,301
pDev:
22.33%
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Photo of Trailboss76
3.98/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden amber color almost identical to their Kosmos Reserve. Medium head disappears quickly. Does have subtle, fruity aroma. Well carbonated. The touch of Texas Ruby Red grapefruit is pleasant in the taste/smell matrix.

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Photo of Hopsohard
3.84/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
3.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into mug

L: crystal clear gold with 1/4-inch head of fizzy white foam; no stick/lace; keeps razor-thin collar of white foam

S: hints of ginger and grapefruit juice, more ginger but just barely

T: watered-down grapefruit juice, hint of that ginger midswallow

F: watery up front but crisp in back; super light but would be perfect for drinking out of the bottle

O: better than water -- I'll give it that; if the ABV were 3.01% instead of 4.01, I might grab some of this for myself as a closer or starter ... probably starter, it's too weak-flavored to be a good closer; it's definitely a beer worth stocking for your friends who don't drink beer

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Photo of Grupatre
2.38/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ryan_sprayberry
3.44/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of earthtravel
3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

No head, no lace, sweet like a beer-cooler, not my favorite Shiner beer.

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Photo of arrott
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaethJam
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SMZBrew
1.91/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

The head disappeared almost immediately with no lacing whatsoever. The fake artificial grapefruit flavor just overpowers thru everything. I took 3 sips and I was done. There are those that know how to make great fruit beer and those that resort to using natural flavoring. This would be way better without all that fake crap added.

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Photo of deonreds
3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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

Poured into a nonic pint glass and the head fizzed the whole way down. It didn't want to last to save it's life. Carbonation could be seen rising at a fast pace. No lace.
The aroma had a crisp sharp sparkly ruby red grapefruit juice coming across some pale malts and a light grassiness.
The flavor took all of those previously mentioned aromas to blend sweetly and cross the aftertaste together with a bit of a metallic feature coming across.
The mouthfeel was light bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Went down pretty quickly and had a brisk semi-sharp carbonation about it. Somewhat of a soda sort of texture about it.
Overall, I think I liked this more for me as it's a nice one after lawnmowing but it does seem more like soda to me. Odd, but I'd return to it on a hot day.

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Photo of KalCal
2.46/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not really a fruit beer. Not really a shandy. It simply does not "work". The smell of Grapefruit is "OK", but the overall flavor is like a lager that has had Grapefruit "essence" added at the end. Not very well executed.

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Photo of imperialking
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Branlott42
2.68/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of BabaBeer
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kenkliczewski
4.1/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of azentay174
2.86/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of t2grogan
2/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.51/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JBudraux
3.84/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of doubtingthomasj
4.47/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this as a summer beer. By the pool, after a soccer game, or next to the grill. This is a great and refreshing drink for warm weather.

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