Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by MurphyMacManus:
3.75/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Bottle into pint glass.
A: clear gold with a short-lived white head.
S: Ginger beer, with a vague grapefruit undertone. Judging by the smell alone, this should taste like some sort of sweet soft drink with a strong ginger kick.
T/M: Soft drink mouthfeel -- quite thin, minimal body. Impressive ginger kick that serves to mask some of the grapefruit's bitterness in the finish. Pleasant sweetness up front, most likely from the malt and the grapefruit. (Texas grapefruits are sweet.)
Overall: Does not taste like beer and is quite dangerous in that respect. Though the alcohol content is fairly low, it drinks like a good ginger beer and, thus, can lead to unexpected intoxication. It's great as a thirst quencher and balances ginger bite, sweetness and bitterness well enough to be quite effective as a session beer. Except that 4%ABV is sneaky.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2011 06:15:45 | More by MurphyMacManus
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.