Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by LordHammer:
2.13/5 rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my River Horse glass.
A: Light gold with the faintest hint of pink? Or is that my imagination? Head faded very quickly to nothing.
S: Some sweetness, but the nose is dominated by spice, strangely enough. Just a big ginger smell, maybe a bit of clove. Much more intriguing if this were soda.
T: Bit of sweet malt out front, then a total grapefruit/tart citrus bomb. The ginger is present at the end. Seems to get a little better with each sip, perhaps that's my palate being obliterated?
M: Thin, watery, and highly carbonated. Refreshing? I guess.
O: Hard to call this beer. The fruit and spice flavors are the huge majority of the flavor. I get that it is supposed to be refreshing, but I can't imagine enjoying this no matter how thirsty I was.
EDIT: Based on having a second one out of the bottle whilst hot and sweaty, I've adjusted the scores slightly. Not good, but a bit better.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2011 23:19:17 | More by LordHammer
More User Reviews:
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 855 ratings.