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Old 05-09-2011, 07:25 PM   #11
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Ruby Red is their dortmunder, just infused with grapefruit and ginger.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:05 AM   #12
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I had to pour that Ruby Red out. It's just my opinion but ginger has no place near beer unless you're drinking one while eating asian cuisine.

 
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:09 AM   #13
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I thought it was good for a "real" ginger beer. I do not really like the flavor of ginger in beverages but it is an interesting take from a beer perspective. Would not buy it again otherwise though. I feel that way about alot of Shiner......

 
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:40 PM   #14
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I like the 102 but I am not interested in trying that ruby red nonsense.

I liked the smokehaus, I like cheer, I like the black and regular Shiner is fine (I am serving it at my wedding at the end of the month) as is Shiner Frost. I could take or leave the rest.

 
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:39 PM   #15
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So, Ruby Redbird. . . . . Sooo, I can't really taste the grapefruit. Its there, but not THERE. (If they had used a grapefruity hop, it would have came through more) You could easily drink a 6 pack of these at a bar-b-q.
Bingo. the grapefruit taste in it was weaker than expected. But I imagine they toyed with the recipe a few times before deciding they found the best amount of grapefruit flavor to impart. maybe more and it might have tasted like shizer (instead of shiner- DRUMROLL!)
and yes had it this sunday at a cook out at the brother in laws. was perfect beer for setting outside by the pool. we finished them off in about 30 mins

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Shiner was always one of my go-to beers when I lived in San Antonio. Of course, that was before I started brewing, but I still pick up a 6-er of Shiner Bock or Blonde (all I can get in Alaska) from time to time.
WHY would you move from San Antonio to alaska?...

 
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:55 AM   #16
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As a Texan, I always try and support local brews, but some of Shiner's beers I can't get behind. Ruby Redbird was one. Just too light bodied and blah for my taste. I love the Black Lager, 101, 102, and Bock though. Smokehaus was good too imo. Lately Real Ale, Independence, and Circle Brewery have caught my palate's attention though. I have never had the Kosmos though I hear rave reviews from friends on it.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:08 PM   #17
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I wish they would revive the kolsch and 99.

 
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:51 PM   #18
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So, Ruby Redbird. . . . .

Hmmm . . . .

Sooo, I can't really taste the grapefruit. Its there, but not THERE. (If they had used a grapefruity hop, it would have came through more) The ginger is there for sure, but not over the top. More like a gingerale. Not a huge malt backbone. You could easily drink a 6 pack of these at a bar-b-q. While I am not complaining that I bought this, I am not sure if I will get them again. I just want more of the grapefruit . . . .
The Ruby Red was great. It is a seasonal and now it's pretty much gone here. It was definately a thirst quincher! St. Arnolds came out with some really bad what ever one time only beers that I paid way to much for and most of it went down the drain including my monet.

 
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:43 PM   #19
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Did Shiner ever make a bock light?

 
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:32 AM   #20
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The Cheer of 2009 was not good, the '10 model was awesome. I drank up three six packs. It was a huge hit at a November tailgate.

Ruby Redbird is great I think. It is not a big brew, but just what it should be as a summer beer.

What I like about Shiners seasonals are that they are not so over the top that an average beer drinker cannot enjoy them.
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