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%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
388
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0
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Ratings: 1,286 |  Reviews: 275
Photo of psmith161
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alphakitty
2.91/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Waveoff
3.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
2.84/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This tasted like beer water. Looks were deceiving as it poured okay, amber-orange with an inch of white head that disipated rapidly. No lacing at all. Smelled of grapefruit, ginger, and malt. Well balanced but thin and watery in flavor. The recommendation to serve ice cold tips Shiner's hand. This is a fruity saison that's best drank while mowing the grass if ever.

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

Photo of freewill35
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ab39z
2.66/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zachthelaxer93
3.99/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer4Mike
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of cshaffer
3.12/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CjMcGarner
2.7/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Barleycorn
3.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color of peach-flavored Snapple tea. That is, clear, bronzy amber with yellow and pink hues. Tannish head fizzes up and then down very quickly. Completely gone in about 30 seconds. Nose is cranberry or raspberry, ginger, light on the grapefruit. Palate is not too sweet, in fact, incredibly dry for what it is. And what sweetness is there is well-balanced with ginger and a tartness which just barely favors grapefruit over tart berries. I don't even know if berries are an ingredient, it could be grapefruit that has lost some of its character. Light-bodied, spritzy to sudsy and velvety, quite crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of irishzombieman
3.57/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I almost threw this out. A friend got me a Shiner Family Reunion mixed six pack. The Shiner Bock was the worst beer I've ever had, no joke, and the plain old Shiner was almost as bad. I dumped them both.

I drank this because I was hot and this was the only thing cold in the fridge. I don't even like fruit beer. But the ginger really set off the grapefruit and it's surprisingly refreshing. Not bad. Would buy again.

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Photo of PureSteele
4.02/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jheazy
2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It may sound as though I am being partial to a Texas brewed beer but I assure you that I am not normally a huge fan of fruit flavored beers. This beer is very easy to drink in the Texas heat. The hops, malt, and grapefruit flavors play off each other well to create something very decent. If you haven't given this beer a try yet I strongly recommend that you do.

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Photo of NorthwoodsPro
3.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2 bottles were included in a Shiner Reunion 12 pack. Poured into a chalice, it had a short lived head and a pale Amber color. It had a slight hay smell. I found the grapefruit taste pleasantly refreshing. I normally don't like fruity beers. This one I enjoyed after cutting the lawn on an 80 degree day.

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Photo of dasotelo50
2.89/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of secondtooth
2.91/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clean amber, with an average head of off-white suds. Slight lace.

Aroma: Smells like a fruit punch soda — Nehi or some other strawberry fizzy. Hmm.

Taste: Oddly artificially sweet and weird. There is a grapefruit taste but it lacks the bitter and acidic punch of the real thing. A ginger infusion comes in around the finish, too. A light brew that would be decent on a hot day, but as a beer, seems kinda meh.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice, smooth, refreshing summer beer -- the kind you drink at the beach or after working out in the sun...

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