Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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3.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass,
Clear gold in color, with a thin, quickly fading head of white foam.
Aroma-Juicy ruby red grapefruit
Taste-Faint malt note, thin bodied, almost watery. Muted grapefruit flavor. A bit of a letdown to be sure. I had high hopes for this one on a 90 degree day but it was not to be. But hey, a little more carbonation and body to fill this beer out and we could be talking a great summer brew here. But until then, my score must stand. C'mon Shiner!
06-05-2011 17:21:23 | More by hosehead83
3/5 rDev -6%
Appearance is orange and brown in the glass. Soda pop carbonation that due palates hickory to nothing. Mouthfeel is also somewhat flat. Smell is not remarkable - smells like an ale with a hint of citrus. Grapefruit is present on the taste. It is upfront and provides a semi interesting twist to this beer. Probably it's best feature is the low ABV and sessionable nature. Best for a hot summer day served real cold.
10-13-2012 00:21:42 | More by Oakenator
2.58/5 rDev -19.1%
I guess my impression of this was to be a Radler but a bit more beer, instead this never appealed to me. The color and appearance was thin and watery, as was the feel but it seemed to be more nothingness. The taste and nose are acrid and saccharine with an artificial grapefruit. The ginger is sour and earthy, very vegetative, with little malt. Not my favorite.
06-25-2014 21:44:07 | More by KYGunner
2.33/5 rDev -27%
Poured the color of light apple cider into a pint glass with a finger of fluffy white head. Medicinal aroma of ginger ale and grapefruit.
Lowish carbonation and a thin mouthfeel. Ginger up front followed by light grain and grapefruit (but not the hoppy kind).
Love the flavor combination in theory, but this wasn't for me (the wife enjoyed it, though). Tasted like flat ginger ale and dish soap.
06-20-2011 04:03:50 | More by grittybrews
2.8/5 rDev -12.2%
Clear golden with thin soda pop head that doesn't stick around or retain itself at all.
Sharp ginger with a cleanser type character is at the forefront. The grapefruit is faint and the Citra and Cascade hops are nonexistent. Malt does little other than provide a base for the spices and adjunct.
Another oddly spiced seasonal from Shiner. The ginger overwhelms, in fact it could be mistaken for a ginger ale soda, only not as good.
06-06-2011 23:43:58 | More by bump8628
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 900 ratings.