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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   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 ílil kick of ginger. With Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit and Ginger, Shiner Ruby Redbird is a crisp and refreshing summer beer.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2894) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
$3 bottle, served at Standard Market. Iíd put this one down as a good summer shandy. Under the cap, I get just a whiff of grapefruit that couldíve come from the hop bill of some American Pale Ale (I had a taster of Sixpoint Resin for comparision, but theyíre nothing a like). Beer is slightly muddy brown complexion, but pretty cleanly filtered. Grapefruit taste is a bit stronger,. Mild beer base makes this more like a shandy, letting the slight tartness stand out. Still, by blending with a fruit thatís similar to certain hop profiles, we get something better than the standard lemonade-weakened shandy.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (1008) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma of a gingerbeer shandy with a hint of grapefruit. Pours a reddish orange with no head and minimal carbonation. Tastes like a gingerbeer shandy with a medium to light body and a chalky aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lawman834 (255) - Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Light copper, highly carbonated but no head. Tastes like Shiner Blonde with a spritz of grapefruit juice. I find it to be a bit offputting, but then again, I never like fruit beers.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (940) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Light refreshing and slightly fruity smell, taste is light ginger mostly, smooth and refreshing, slightly bitter finish that detracts, taste is light but good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1517) - Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Appearance: light orange-pink-yellow, a few bubbles but otherwise no head. Aroma: grapefruit, light cereal grains, some floral honey. Taste: crisp lager with a grapefruit injection, and under that a thread of spice. Finish: clean, but with a bit of lingering ginger heat. Notes: Actually found this pretty enjoyable. Itís no great shakes, but itís unique, easy-drinking, and has a decent character to it. Draft at Hill Country BBQ in Washington, DC.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6920) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Gotta give em points on this for brewing a unique beer. Still not great. The grapefruit and especially ginger are barely there, but it is refreshing. Crisp but weak mouth, still.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vipinvelp (2755) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
Golden yellow, no head remaining. Grapefruit aroma and taste present, but not overwhelming. Fresh crisp taste. (Dallas 201505)

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Can to glass, poured a mild golden color with no real head. Sort of fizzy, but no head. Scent of grapefruit is mild, just a faint hint of the ginger. More ginger in the taste, less grapefruit. Pretty underwhelming. About halfway through I dumped in some peach tea, it cut the ginger nicely, and actually made a pretty decent poor swiller.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
njnut (347) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Poured at minor league ballgame. Light grapefruit aroma. Some malts and very light grapefruit a in the taste. Nothing special but good for a game.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LancelotSmith (2) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
One of my faves for refreshment. Ginger notes are dom over the grapefruit but it is what it is a nice spicy beverage that Im glad is being made all year round now.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
beer_rookie (111) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours a pretty light amber color. Looks like apple juice. Very fizzy. The head is magical, itís there and poof itís gone.

Nose is very gingery. Smells like ginger ale. Thereís a little grapefruit in there, not a lot.

Tastes like ginger ale. The taste is not very citrusy. Itís very watery, very light.

Moutfheel is very light. Itís extremely drinkable. But the thing that surprised me, is the spiciness at the end. Like I said, very water, but very refreshing.

Overall, I donít like it. Yes, I know itís a fruit beer, but itís really not very good. Refreshing yes! But if it had a little more body, it would help immensely!! Nothing much more to say. Itís okay. Is it worth it? Absolutely not!! Drink a ginger ale instead.


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