Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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2.98/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Clear amber with almost no head or lacing. Smell is grapefruit ginger and light malt.
Taste is lightly bitter with red grapefruit ginger and light bready malt. Grapefruit tastes more bitter than I expected. Maybe some grapefruit zest included?
Mouthfeel was light with low carbonation. No crispness or zing. Overall it tastes like a beer with a shot of pink grapefruit added. The ginger was in the background mostly with a bit of spice in the finish.
Serving type: can
05-13-2014 07:04:35 | More by Spikester
2.85/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5
Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, ginger, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with ginger and grapefruit flavors on the finish. However, when the beer warms up the flavors turn metallic and salty. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that smells like a solid ginger beer soda, but has a shift in flavors that make it hard to drink when it warms up.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2014 03:36:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 845 ratings.