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%
 
 
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25
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Ratings: 1,286 |  Reviews: 275
Photo of plumberman63
2.36/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

average amber color decent head. has a sweet, piney, grapefruity, cleanser smell. taste about the same. A little to carbonated/acidity and waterer. Not something I would drink a again but I've had worse. If you like fruity, grapefruit beer you may like this. I'll give the rest to my daughter she likes that kind.

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Photo of PaleAleSean
3.38/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CratesRus
1.16/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

L- It looks fine. Clear. Gold. Nothing notable.

S- Foul. Just wrong. Think household cleaner. As I hold the glass to my nose I am dreading the first sip.

T- Not as bad as I was expecting but still very bad. At first stale & bready, then sickly sweet citrus, and then the stale flavor comes back. Debating pouring the rest out. That would be a first for me so I'll tough it out.

F- Soda water.

O- I don't really have anything nice to say about this. Wouldn't buy again or even drink again. At least there is some alcohol in it I guess. AVOID

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Photo of CHickman
1.39/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Pours clear gold color with a foamy 2 finger tan colored head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving zero lacing and no trace of foam.

Smells like pine sol, ginger, herbs, grapefruit juice and ammonia. It's just wrong smelling for a beer.

Tastes pretty much like it smells, but with some more lager like beer malty character and a whole lot more red grapefruit juice. Too bitter and the ginger adds too much chemical flavor for my liking.

Overall it was not enjoyable in any way. Sadly it reminded me of urine.

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

Photo of Callipygea
3.08/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It is not something I would drink on its own, as it felt thin, watery, and more tangy than sweet. However, it didn't have much bitter or pine, which was good (to me). It was lightly grapefruity and I liked the subtle ginger bite. It worked really well with dinner, which was General Tso's.

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Photo of fisherbray
2.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.55/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff from some guy who was drinking it in the local bottle shop while i was shopping. Thanks for the freebie, dude. "Beer brewed with Texas ruby red grapefruit juice and with natural and ginger flavors added". 4.01% abv.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a brassy orange body with decent clarity, about one finger of thin wispy white head that falls to a ring and disappears quickly, leaving a flat appearance. Leaves no lacing behind to speak of. Appears aptly carbonated. Looks ok for what it is.

S - A crisp & fruity aroma. Almost radler-like at times, notes of freshly cut / squeezed grapefruit, citrus, & white sugar. Very lightly bready malt presence, but mostly a sweet, sugary aroma.

T - Taste is the same: very sugary & sweet, notes of grapefruit juice & sugar cubes. This thing literally tastes like it had sugar cubes dumped into it. A bit of a coarse prickliness which must be from the ginger.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, clean, & easy-drinking. Some lingering gingery prickliness / sugar cube sweetness. Light-bodied & easy drinking, with good carb.

Overall, very crisp, clean, & refreshing. An ideal summer drinking beer from Shiner.

Shiner Ruby Redbird -----3.5/5

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
2/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Obviously I didn't expect much from this one. It's artificially sweet and unbalanced. It's from a huge brewery so I didn't expect it to be great. This is fine for a hot summer day.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
3.51/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I hesitate to rate this higher than I should with the unfair advantage of the aromas & flavors coming from fruit instead of malt & hops. Really good & refreshing.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gandres
2.22/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
light amber color, hazy, off white head that disappears quickly
Nose: no aroma easily sense like flavored soda water
fizzy
fair beer, not ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank Arpil 29, 2016

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Photo of John_Squires
2.3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BryantForestry
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Midwestbrew18
3.49/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluesyasian
3.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.17/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Bogdawg
2.33/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Cotton_27
2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a nice rich clear copper color with a 1/4" off white head that soon recedes to a very small ring around the glass and a thin island of foam. Sipping leaves a few tiny speckles that soon slide back to the liquid. Before long there's no foam on the liquid and a barely visible ring of tiny bubbles.

The aromas most strongly include the ginger and way in the background there's that touch of grapefruit juice. There's not much sign of either malt or hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose except that the grapefruit is up front and, along with some sweetness, is mostly all that's really there until the ginger kicks in towards the end. There is a faint bitterness which seems mostly from the grapefruit until the very end.

The mouthfeel is on the light-bodied side and slightly prickly from light but persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the grapefruit begins to fade, allowing that ginger to appear and also begin to fade away. While there's a touch of dryness at the end there doesn't seem to be any bitterness.

As a summer beer I could see enjoying this one and maybe even a couple, but I haven't enjoyed it enough to go find another. I'd probably not turn down a free one but trying it once is enough to know I'll be looking elsewhere for summer beers.

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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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