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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,157
Reviews:
282
Ratings:
1,311
pDev:
22.33%
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Photo of ruzzal
3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rolltide8425
3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wizzle32
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopnado
3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jamesmk48
3.13/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MUTINY
4.27/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a solo cup. (2015 batch)

A: The only underwhelming part of this here beer. Clear copper with 1/4" white head that sits down immediately. Lacing & retention are nonexistent.

S: Grapefruit, ginger & crackery malt. Delivers everything promised by the label.

T: Ruby red grapefruit & this batch has an exceptionally well-defined ginger note. A bit of caramel & maybe a faint melon note. Altogether bright flavors working in perfect harmony. Nice citrus/ginger bite on the finish, leaves a little spice lingering on the tongue.

M: Medium-bodied with next to no carb. Straddles the line between syrupy & oily, yet it all works well for the flavors. Finishes short & crisp.

O: Unbelievably well-executed brew from Shiner. Once you get past the blah appearance, it just gets better & better with each sip. They really seemed to have upped the ginger content this year & that's not a bad thing.

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.6/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gardengurl71
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I thought this one was pretty good. different. not one I would want to have again.

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Photo of jakemn91
3.56/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabre311
2.91/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Lahoi
2.15/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I should've known better. Why did I buy a six pack? I could barely finish it. It's not a terrible summer beer, but Im not sure I wouldn't prefer a PBR on a hot summer day. I know I would if I'm buying.

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Photo of DrJay
2.71/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wesk74
1.71/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I had this on Tap and in a bottle to make sure the first one wasn't spoiled or tainted. This beer is a decent amber color and smells like grapefruit and ginger. Not sweet Grapefruit and spicy ginger, but more like the essential oils used for perfumes. It tastes just like it smells, perfume and beer. I guess I give it points for the style and trying something new, but this is one of the worst beers I have ever had in my life. Not for me.

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Photo of JamesGrove
1.46/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

I can't imagine a worse beer than this.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Spooky_Action
3.3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz amber bottle poured into glass mug. Could not locate a manufacturing date on bottle.

A – Clear & golden-red in color. The head only lasted during the pour - the carbonation hissed and ultimately left behind no head or lacing. Some bubbling observed.

S – Mild citrus peel aroma, subtle spiciness. Smell is mild and does not
linger. Nothing unpleasant.

T – Initially I am hit with mild citrus fruitiness - grapefruit and perhaps strawberries (neither sweetness nor tartness dominates). The ginger flavor is less intense than a ginger ale. Hard to notice other flavors. A slight fruity aftertaste - almost no bitterness.

M – A little watery at first, but the carbonation is enough to produce foam to tickle the tongue.

O - An easy, pleasant and simple beer. The overall flavor profile is not robust enough for my liking, but is still refreshing.

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Photo of Dirtydee5
2.37/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Blaahhhhhh it's like cough syrup and ginger mixed together....so really good am I right?

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Photo of LizT
3.36/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It's a very good ginger taste, but I don't get any grapefruit flavor

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Photo of Kataco16
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I great tasting beer to have

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Photo of hozersr
2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Cannot taste the grapefruit at all, just tastes like I'm drinking pork dumpling sauce

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Photo of confer
3.81/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 1,311 ratings