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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1775) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Golden on color with no head. When they say it is made with grapefruit and ginger, they mean it... aroma is a mix of ginger ale and Squirt soda. Moderately sweet with the ginger lending a soft spiciness atop bittersweet grapefruit. Finish has a little cardboard and prairie grass. Heavily carbonated. Certainly feels more like a soda than a beer, but is refreshing, not overly sweet and a very decent summer thirst quencher. Undeserving of a lot of these low scores.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (224) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass Appearance: pours a 2" pillowy white head that falls with some nice lacing left behind. Color is a clear amber with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: gingerbread cookie dough is the dominate smell. Also a bit of lemony citrus. Mouthfeel: light and quite tangy with a somewhat dry finish. Flavor: ginger is bit more subdued than in the aroma, blends nicely with caramel malts and the citrus flavor. Overall: Definitely a unique beer. It is quite refreshing on a hot summer day. Not something I would buy or drink regularly, but enjoyable none the less.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1674) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Can. Stamped on the bottom in a smudged sort of way, I think it says "07/17/14." Best by or born on, I don’t know. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy golden amber to brown color with a one finger white foamy and bubbly head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. The lacing was bubbly and stuck nicely around the glass. The smell had a really nice bittersweet grapefruit backed up by a light ginger. The taste was sweet and ginger spicy leaving a light grapefruit aftertaste and a crisp dry all citrus like finish. On the palate, this one sat very light and came across very sessionable. The carbonation was there but still obscure enough to not be overly done. Overall, ah, this will make up for missing Baxter’s Summer Swelter from my Maine days. Shiner, please keep sending this to Alaska. Authentic flavors for a perfect after lawnmowing beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerman6686 (4220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
This one poured a light pinkish yellow with a white head. Aroma was of pale malt, and light fruit. Flavor similar. Bland and boring.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Can with Ray. Pours fairly clean deep gold. Bubbly off white head that dissapates. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit juice with hints or carmalized ginger. Taste is ginger ale, citrus on the finish. Mild bitterness. Not that bad. I suppose I’d prefer this to a bud light lime at least

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3509) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
12oz Bottle found at the back of my son in laws fridge and drank on his balcony on 7th July 2014. I am not a beer and ginger man, but I wanted ’the tick’. Mini haze to the pour, no head but a white collar was visible around the glass. Ginger and citrus flavours from the start: it does what is says on the label. Fine if you are into ginger, but this wasn’t for me. Scored objectively.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbaaron (1152) - Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Clear darker amber. Fizzy head. Just get all ginger. Crisp fizzy body. No balance, too much ginger that it drowned out anything else. Didn’t really care for this one.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cbfobes (2274) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear light caramel brown with no head what to speak of, ugly looking beer, aroma is of slight fruit but mainly nothing, the flavor is very light fruit with a thin finish of malt and metal, ugh.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TH28 (103) - - JUL 3, 2014
Appearance is crystal clear golden with a slight red tint and a non existent foam cap. Aroma is strong Munich malt and ginger, with a hint of grapefruit. Combined together it somehow resembles the aroma of a scotch ale. Taste is Munich malt with a strong grapefruit taste and acidity. Slight hint of ginger in the swallow. Mouthfeel is extremely low and thin with a low to moderate carbonation. Finishes very dry and tart from the grapefruit

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Pours a light colored amber without much of a head. Aromas of grapefruit juice (fruity upfront), ginger and slight grass. Flavors of artificial grapefruit juice, ginger and some slight floral. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter (albeit from the grapefruit instead of hops). Grapefruit and beer just don’t mix in my opinion/flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerandbeyond (663) - ISRAEL - JUN 29, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass. Clear deep golden color with a minimal head. Malty nose, with faint citrus and spice notes and floral hops. Plain caramel malt flavor, some citrus juice, biscuits, some harsh notes from the ginger and low bitterness. Light-med body, a bit strange, not very summery. So so.


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