Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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2.88/5 rDev -9.7%
P- Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA
A- clear light copper tone color. Minimal head and little lacing. No carbonation either.
S- ginger, ginger, and more ginger. Almost like smelling ginger ale soda. I don't get any grapefruit at all.
F- umm...its like drinking ginger ale with some grapefruit juice thrown in for good measure. The malts are weak and give no definition to the beer.
M- crisp, smooth and light bodied. Ginger Ginger Ginger
O- its good if you like drinking ginger ale with alcohol. I wont be having another.
06-22-2014 20:29:01 | More by Dodo2step
3.5/5 rDev +9.7%
A - Poured a very small head that dissapated quickly. Otherwise has a very nice clear, reddish amber color. Carbonation level looks good.
S - mostly pick up the ginger, the grapefruit juice is also present. Otherwise just enough yeast/hops/malts to tell its a beer. Doesn't smell like beer but still smells pretty good.
T - it's not beer, but it's good. Reminds me very much of reeds ginger beer. The ginger is the most noticeable, with fruity undertones and a slight cereal grain flavor that let's you know it's still a beer.
M - not overly carbonated, good for what it is, less than a ginger ale which is good here.
O - this is something I picked up in a cheap make your own six pack at the grocery store just to give it a try. Honestly I thought it was just a summer seasonal from shiner and didn't see the grapefruit and ginger part of the label, and probably wouldn't have tried it if I had. I'm actually glad I did. Don't get me wrong, by my standards this isn't beer, which makes rating it here kind of difficult, but I gave it a decent rating because whatever it is, it's pretty good. I mentioned reeds ginger beer, which I really like, and this really reminds me of it. Very refreshing after a hot day. I would probably buy this again if I was in the mood for something a little different.
06-21-2014 01:27:56 | More by cottonkoozie
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.