RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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mfischer2 (27) - Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Take off your beer pocket protector and hatred of all things light and try to enjoy this one on a hot day or after a long hike. This beer is light and citrusy. It is clean on the palate and as stated is now my go to beer post a hike (or during). This beer will not win any awards, this beer will turn off hardcore beer nerds, but it’s fun and imminently drinkable. The flavor is reminiscent of fresca and the low alcohol content (4%) means its sessionable. A perfect beer for summer on a lake in Texas, which is probably why they made it.

freekyp (2194) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2017
A bit underrated IMO. Fresh red grapefruit aroma and flavor. A mild gingery finish. Active carbonation. It really did the trick after some hot summer yard work; very quenching. Pours pink hued blonde with just a wisp of head. Ultimately, it does what I think the brewers intended.

ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Pleasant fruity aroma. Minimal head that quickly disappeared. Tastes like a cheap or water-downed version of Schofferhofer’s grapefruit beer, and with a slight bitter/ginger aftertaste. Still, it was thirst quenching and overall is a bit underrated.

ccex (1288) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
12 oz bottle pours a clear pinkish golden color with small short-lived white head and no lacing. Aroma is all ginger and pink grapefruit. Taste is slightly sour but devoid of any hops presence or anything that would make me think this is beer. Body is light with very fizzy carbonation. This some sort of alcopop, as subtle and successful in the beer market as Wile E Coyote’s Acme Anvil was as a roadrunner exterminator. Shiner would have more success with this if they doubled the alcohol and sold it in 16 oz or 24 oz cans at gas stations.

JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 30, 2017
Light amber color with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Scent is of ginger. Flavors of ginger and perhaps a touch of wheat. Mildly refreshing. Rather sharp on the tongue. 4/12

drsandman (1425) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2017
Can @ Ducks Eatery. Deep gold, white head. Aroma is ginger, grapefruit, pepper, plastic berries. Flavor is sweet ginger cherry tart. Horrible mouthfeel. Really awful stuff.

MBlessing (1295) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
Dunkles gelb schwacher schaum, im geruch etwas Ingwer etwas süß, im Geschmack recht wässrig ganz wenig grapefruit und eine merkwürdige würzigkeit die vom Ingwer her rühren könnte...

Cimbasso (889) - - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle from Walgreens. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma of citrus. The taste is dominated by the sweetness of red grapefruit and the finish has plenty of ginger, giving a pleasing warmth. The fruit and spice flavours are well integrated with the malt flavour. Not much bitterness. An easy-drinking, fruit-flavoured beer.

captnwizkidd (15) - COS, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Good summertime beer. Grapefruit taste with a ginger aftertaste. Smooth going down would definitely drink this in the summer.

wombat23 (1362) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Had the misfortune of ending up with one of these at a Christmas party. Tastes of watery grapefruit juice with hints of ginger. Drain pour.

Felsenbrau (53) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2016
12oz bottle from variety pack. Pours a bright amber with no head and no lacing. Slightly fizzy. Aroma slightly "stale" at first turning to grapefruit and ginger after a few moments. Taste of weak ginger and mild beer, finishes with more grapefruit. Not bad, probably a good cold beer on a hot day. Probably wouldn’t buy again.

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