Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
05-30-2011 06:15:45 | More by MurphyMacManus
3.75/5 rDev +17.6%
This new seasonal from shiner cut the heat like A lightsaber. Even though most any frosty cold beer will cool you down on a hot summers day, The Ruby Rerbird did it with style.
I poured right into the pint glass, and though I was expecting a deep, sanguine red ale (on account of the name), I was surprised to see a hazy, rustic yellow ale. Either way it smelled fantastic, biting at my senses with that ginger aroma. Whooo-eee! If anything, the ginger kick dominates the grapefruit addition - but its still there. The fruity notes are undeniably there on the palette.
Good mouth feel, if not a little fizzy right? Better try a second to be absolutely sure.
07-01-2011 17:01:22 | More by DuncanIdaho86
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 901 ratings.