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:
4.23/5 rDev +33%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I love grapefruit and it's my favorite out of all of the various citrus fruits. It would have been nice if the grapefruit flavor was more prominent. I definitely smell grapefruit but I get more ginger flavor than anything else. It's not necessarily a bad thing either. Overall, very refreshing to drink and not too sweet either.
Serving type: can
07-02-2014 22:44:23 | More by iheartmyTHO
3.1/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
$ 8.99/sixer at Wegmans
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of grapefruit and ginger
Head small (2 cm), white, fizzy, very rapidly diminishing to leave no layer of ring
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor begins with grapefruit and quickly fades to leave ginger. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation
When I first had this three years ago, I really liked it. Now, not so much. It appears that the ginger has become predominant with the grapefruit taking a lesser role. It’s still OK, particularly since it’s a lawnmower beer. I can also detect a little skunkiness, probably thanks to Wegmans well-lighted cooler. It loses points for lack of head and lacing and for the skunkiness.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 12:47:47 | More by Ozzylizard
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 800 ratings.