Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by Brewnah:
4/5 rDev +25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
To me this is one of the best summer seasonal beers. In my experience the summer seasonal beers can either be way too fruity or a bit lacking in body and flavor. I found this both refreshing and full of flavor.
As weird as grapefruit beer sounded it was just what my taste buds expected. The balance of citrus and bitter taste on my tongue was perfect. Top that off with a hint of ginger and they have me coming back for more. It is a shame that this one can only come once a year.
The color was what I expected from the shiner family. It had a slight hue of red or amber. The head was only 1/8 inch but that could be to to a poor pour on my part.
All in all my favorite summer beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2012 22:46:03 | More by Brewnah
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3.9/5 rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Changed my mind on just "ticking." Let's see what I can say about this one.
I took one from the six pack and poured into a pint glass.
It had a semi - clear yellow color with lots of carbonation to be seen rising throughout a bubbly looking head that quickly died down.
It smelled exactly as the can said, ginger with some grapefruit and it tasted the same as well.
The mouthfeel was slightly harsh but didn't bother me too much as I just figured it was the ginger.
Overall, huh, well how about that, when I sit down and take the time to actually take a look at this beer, it's not that bad. Refreshing, heck yeah, I could be wrong but I'm not sure if I could find anything more refreshing in at least Southeast Alaska.
Serving type: can
07-24-2014 06:21:44 | More by SitkaSteve
2.9/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
It tastes like Ginger ale with a hint of grapefruit juice. Not bad for someone who doesn't really like that hoppy beer taste but wants something summery. I had this mid July with chicken wings, I'd say that's the best pairing for this beer. Nothing to write home about but refreshing with a light dinner.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 00:08:30 | More by KatyMae
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.