Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by Wadsey:
1.98/5 rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1
Served in New Belgium globe glass
A: Pours clear pale amber with a fizzy head that fizzles out immediately. Very good effervescence.
S: Smells like I cracked open a Vernor's. Beyond the ginger ale, I find no additional aromas.
T: No beer in taste, either. Grapefruit peels to ginger ale then medium bitterness and something like stewed vegetables. Bone dry. Finish is thin and faded ginger and grapefruit bitterness.
M: Light body and bright carbonation. Fizzy and crisp mouthfeel.
O: After a couple of drinks of Ruby Redbird, I thought to myself, "Are Texans really drinking this shit?" Honestly, the smell of freshly grated is such a tease when you follow it up with this beer. Gimmicky, one-trick pony.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2011 01:54:50 | More by Wadsey
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 857 ratings.