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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiamiBarman (34) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Nice golden color with an adequate head and some lacing. The aroma can be described as sweet, with notes of ginger coming on strong and assorted citrus beyond that. Light-bodied on the tongue, drinks a little too easy. It’s like if you bit into a grapefruit and felt an initial burst of flavor, and then it dissipates rapidly into nothing. The finish leaves plenty to be desired and is not interesting at all. This is something to be drank ice cold and at a picnic, barbecue, or the beach. It’s drinkable, but lacking plenty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fakebeersnob (200) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Wow, this is horrible. Smells - grapefruit and ginger. Copper penny color with no real head. Carbonation bubbles throughout. This does not taste good. Watery. Ginger. Grapefruit. Weak lager. The original Shiner Bock is not the greatest, but I always have a soft spot for it. This might have just ripped that soft spot out and spat on it. This is truly an unpleasant beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blklab2007 (2043) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle poured a dark golden color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has ginger, very light grapefruit, and not much more. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation average. Flavor really has a ginger kick, mild citrus, wet herbs, and mild bitterness. Somewhat like a ginger ale hybrid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokephibroke (293) - Mead, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Can. Clear pinkish gold pour with tannish head. Aroma of ginger and malt, like a ginger beer. This beer is quite bizarre. Ginger and grapefruit dominate. Bitter finish. I bought 6, but that will likely be it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
merc7186 (2329) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Aroma: Ginger Ale Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Extremely Thin White Head Ring, Almost No Lacing Taste: Ginger Ale, Mild Pink Grapefruit Mouthfeel: Poor Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Very Watery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leafs93 (1790) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours reddish amber with an off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, ginger and more citrus. Taste is tangy sweet. Medium bodied with some stickiness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ericwill99 (73) - Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Light, fruity, gingery. Not a "real" beer, but a tasty summer beverage. Sometimes the low alcohol is handy a well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopbag (127) - - JUN 12, 2014
Looks and smells okay, but not a very good beer. The grapefruit juice comes out muddled by the fermentation and tastes like the rind or pulp. Some ginger comes through, not overdone. Chewing on pulp is the overall impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (1897) - - JUN 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-10-12- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a amber color with a tiny white foam of a head. The foam head faded fast to give almost no lacing. Smell – The aromas were of a light wheat maltiness with a good deal of sweet grapefruit aroma. Taste – The taste was very similar to the nose. It had a light wheat base which in the beginning that was mixed with a sweeter grapefruit flavor. The grapefruit bittered a bit as the taste went on leaving a light sour taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was quite light and the carbonation level was very average. The light body suited the grapefruit flavors well, although a more robust level of carbonation may have been more fitting for the beer. Overall – Very easy to drink on a warm summer day (which is how I had it). With the low abv and easy drinking style it makes for a good session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
andyhwcinc (1567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2014
It's ok not very good. It's ok not very good. It's ok not very good. It's ok not very good. It's ok not very good. It's ok not very good.

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