Shiner Ruby Redbird | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Shiner Ruby RedbirdShiner Ruby Redbird
BA SCORE
21.1%
Liked This Beer
3.18 w/ 1,291 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#42,991
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
1,291
Liked:
273
Avg:
3.18/5
pDev:
22.33%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
389
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,291 |  Reviews: 278
Photo of HardTarget
3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Firm pour gives me no head on an extremely clear amber glass.

Smell: Grapefruit rind with fresh ground ginger, pretty much what it says on the tin. There is some classic Shiner yeast and a bit of a soapy, candle scent, but all in all I like the core smell.

Taste: A small let down from the nose, much more of a soda taste, a ginger ale if you will. The ginger does leave a light heat behind, encouraging the next sip.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light body, fizzy carbonation, pretty dry finish.

Overall: Ok, I'm a bit of a fanboy for Shiner, but I could see picking up another 6er of this for a Summer sipper, and one I could see offering to guests. Walks a crazy line, but glad to see Shiner willing to take some risks.

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Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Photo of Inglewood
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of FriedSlug
3.86/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice orange gold color. Smells of grapefruit with floral notes. Taste is crisp clean grapefruit followed by ginger with a nice warning effect. It is good and refreshing.

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Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of JMBSH
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of logicalparadox
2.88/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of bigbeers84
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of sparx1100
2.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of random846
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Dogleg
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hosehead83
3.14/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass,
Clear gold in color, with a thin, quickly fading head of white foam.
Aroma-Juicy ruby red grapefruit
Taste-Faint malt note, thin bodied, almost watery. Muted grapefruit flavor. A bit of a letdown to be sure. I had high hopes for this one on a 90 degree day but it was not to be. But hey, a little more carbonation and body to fill this beer out and we could be talking a great summer brew here. But until then, my score must stand. C'mon Shiner!

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Photo of MaddDogg84
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of NateMac13
3.01/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Matt141
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SebD
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grapefruit, ginger, bready/buiscuity malts and perhaps a very faint nuttiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grapefruit upfront, ginger, sweet bready/biscuity malts and very faint caramel.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

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Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 21.1% out of 100 with 1,291 ratings
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