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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Had once on tap but couldn’t rate it. Bottle pours Amber some head. Aroma has a slight grapefruit tinge. I remember this tasting much sweeter on draft. Still a good summer beer. Light and refreshing.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GranvilleTim (1743) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Golden pour with a white disappearing head. Aroma is grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit on a light malt base. The grapefruit flavor disappeared. Ginger in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2473) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2015
undated 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass (from Jan. 2012 notes). Hmmm, beer made with grapefruit ... from a large brewery. I have to admit it occurred to me that Shiner may be replacing some hops with the fruit juice. Pours way more orange than red; medium amber tone with a slight haze, at least after adding a bit of sediment found at the bottom of the bottle. Visible coarse carbonation. The smallish head dies quickly. Aroma & Flavor: Red grapefruit may be the featured ingredient, at least in the "Ruby Redbird" name, but ginger take the front seat in both aroma and flavor. Grapefruit, hops and vague spices are also evident. The mild tartness and bitterness are less strong than might be expected. M: crisp but rather astringent; light/medium body; somewhat aggressive carbonation; dry finish. O: a flavorful, lower ABV beer that may appeal to those who like ginger and don’t mind a rather astringent brew. Memorable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (334) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
A really well crafted spiced brew. This is a well balanced spiced beer. very enjoyable with a small white head and excellent spicy aroma. A great beer for a hot summer day

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandon1989 (390) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours an amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is grapefruit, some citrus, breadiness. The taste is similar to the aroma, not a fan of this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a fizzy white head. Aroma of ginger, grapefruit and some faint spices. Flavor of pale malts, ginger, red grapefruit, grains and citrus zest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (541) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Ginger spice aroma. Brown with a reddish tinge body. Dry tart grapefruit feel on the tongue after which it seems to disappear from your palate. Hard to make up my mind if I like this one. Has a refreshing quality but a slightly odd combo of ginger and grapefruit playing with your senses.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Dark orange and clear appearance. Aroma is strong ginger, herbal and spicy. Similar flavor, with fruity notes, grapefruit and light citrus zest. Too much ginger for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (587) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Appearance: clear average golden color,pours with a medium soapy beige head that quickly dissipates Aroma: grapefruit, tart, citrus, tangy, Taste: very lightly toasted malt grain, hints of bitterness on the finish, grapefruit Palate: lively carbonation, light mouthfeel, grapefruit aftertaste Overall: a nice fruit beer, very light, refreshing, easy drinking, not tons of flavor or complexity but it wasn't intended to be ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3014) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
A clean mild beer with little carbonation and low malt and hops. Mild grapefruit at the end with a touch of herbs. Refreshing, drink it cold on a hot day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (8352) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
355ml twist off bottle. Struggles to form a head whichquickly dissipates. Sadly not ruby red in color. Smells like generic shit brand ginger ale. Flavor is mild, some mineral water, grain, very little grapefruit, and only a hint of ginger. Pretty weak brew.


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