Shiner Ruby Redbird

Shiner Ruby Redbird

Rated 3.185 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner, TX, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

4.2% Alcohol by Volume

13 International Bittering Units

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Shiner Ruby Redbird is brewed with genuine Texas Rio Red Grapefruit, the signature sweet citrus of the Rio Grande Valley, and ginger. This lager beer features grapefruit tartness and finishes with a ’lil kick of ginger. With Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit and Ginger, Shiner Ruby Redbird is a crisp and refreshing summer beer.

ID: 43023 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Rank19329
Overall Percentile58
Style Rank437 of 1202
Style Percentile63.6
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.240
Weighted Score3.185
Standard Deviation0.495

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  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 3.5 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Extremely low carbonation, light maple in color.Aroma of fruits (maybe the grapefruit?) really tart in the finish- with the ginger spice as a kicker. Overall, i liked this beer.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.3 5 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Golden yellow, no head remaining. Grapefruit aroma and taste present, but not overwhelming. Fresh crisp taste. Somehow I cannot appreciate the beers brewed by Shiner. (Dallas 201505)

  • CYBERCAT 9429 reviews
    rated 3.4 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a pretty clear, slightly reddish amber - no head, but that must have been an artifact of the pour. Malty aroma has a dusty tone, like powdered fruit drink. Malty flavor has a fruity undertone, apple and cherry with a hint of pear, and a subtle sour undertone. Texture has about average body and fizz. I didn’t seem to get any grapefruit, but this is a tasty and distinctive beer. Let it fly down your throat.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I like IPAs that smell and taste like grapefruit so when I saw a non-IPA brewed with grapefruit, I had to try it. Weird how a beer with no grapefruit (many IPAs) can taste more like grapefruit than one made with it. Still pretty enjoyable as a light, refreshing summer beer but I just wish there was more of a grapefruit kick to it.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 2.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    It pours a solid golden color without head nor lacing. An aroma of grainy malts, citrus fruits, and some pepper and spice. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Flavors of caramel malts, hops, citrus, bread and yeast, bitterness, and light spices. It's okay .. flavor isn't too bad.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 2.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Glad I sampled a single first before buying a 6-pack. I wouldn't say it's a bad beer, just thought it would be a little better based on the reviews. Not sure if an old bottle, but the smell was actually one of the worst aromas. Hard to describe, but like a musty wet dog smell. Was a little afraid after that of what I would taste, but the flavor is halfway decent. Not overwhelming of grapefruit, and has a base similar to some of their other brews. A decent summer beer actually, just not really my style.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A dull amber colored beer. Not much of a head. What was there was foamy, white. It settles fairly quickly leaving no discernable lacing. Grapefruit in nose and tasting. Nice, but not something I'd try and again.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Three things i am not fond of (in no particular order) grapefruit, ginger, and most beer from Shiner. As you might expect i was very leery about this stuff, but i gotta admit i was completely wrong. The body isnt much with a light to mid copper color, lots of carbonation, but the head was very thin and fizzy, and didnt leave much lace. Aromas of sweet citrus, ginger and malt. The flavor started with the grapefruit and the ginger came in quickly, the finish was a slight grapefruit bitterness. I like how the flavors werent overwhelming, but complimentary, a nicely balanced beer, and its certainly worth a try.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Nice new summer seasonal from Shiner. Ruby amber pour with minimal head and light lacing. Nice lightly sweet and tart aroma of grapefruit, citrus, lightly sweetened malts, some honey, hint of ginger. Taste is very refreshing with the grapefruit and light ginger upfront and welcoming, crisp, then light sweet malts to offset very little bitter. Nice flavor and cleanly refreshing.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    god help me, i love this beer!!!!! .. Pours a light ruby tan, low foam .. . light aroma of ginger, grapefruit (weird right?) .. . taste is light grapefruit, and ginger, but i don't like ginger.. what the hell is going on?? this is fantastic!! all i can do is picture cases of this, stacked-chilled and by a pool! .. all i can say is that the new brewmaster at Spoetzl is really starting to stamp his name on what i thought was a shit brewery- could this be my turning point with Shiner... I will be buying more of this... . Someone somewhere wants me crazy

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