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RATINGS: 373   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 (2882) - 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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vipinvelp (2697) - 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 (2873) - 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 (339) - 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 (90) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Handypaul (313) - - MAY 6, 2015
bottle.pours clear amber with a small white fairly lasting head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of ginger and grassy hops. Light body, lightly bitter, flavor reminded me of ginger ale with a backbone of malt and a light bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lana5 (43) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
Grapefruit taste but not overpowering. Something great for a warm summer day. Very refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body under a minimal fizzy off-white head that quickly faded. The nose is fruity and sweet with some distinct grapefruit notes and some light ginger. The flavor is a little thin overall, with some light grapefruit and just a minimal note from the ginger. Under the fruit thereís a little toasty and slightly sweet malt. Mouthfeel is a lightly clingy with minimal fizzy carbonation. Meh, not a winner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (356) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
From gahanna beer store. Nose is sweet grapefruit and hop. Light body with decent carbonation. Thin and refreshing. Well balanced and citrus is sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoth (590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pours clear orange amber with a quickly dissipating medium beige head. Bright grapefruit aroma with ginger candy and caramel. Light body, good carbonation. Medium sweet, mildly tart, gentle bitter and spicy finish. Easy drinking, like grapefruit and ginger candy.


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