Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by scottblaze:
3.9/5 rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I guess I gotta hand it to Spoetzl for doing something a little different. (fondly recollecting the "peachy" Holiday Cheer...I got along with that one okay). This unusual concoction sparked me to stroke a review, the first one in a while.
Worked really hard to get a 1/2" head...very short lived. zero lacing
Redish amber...looks OK. Almost like bourbon in a glass.
Can detect a little lemon and grapefruit in the nose, a little rosemary.
First taste catches me totally off guard... Rosemary! Almost as if I had bitten into a fresh sprig! Was not expecting that..I guess it is the ginger, cascade, grapefruit combo.
A little thin on the mouthfeel
At first, the unusual nature of this struck me as, well, astrigently off the mark. After a couple more, and then a couple more the next day, I am coming to embrace it as a decent summer refresher. On one of those scorching hot summer days, its low alcohol, light bodied, citrusy nature could cause me to beg for more.
EDIT (10/23/11) : After this long long HOT HOT HOT and DRY summer, it seemd that I could not get enough of this one. Ice cold on a hot days straight out of the bottle, went down several 12 packs.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2011 19:43:32 | More by scottblaze
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.