Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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2.95/5 rDev -7.5%
Poured into a balloon glass.
Look: Clear copper. Off white head recedes to absolutely nothing, no lacing.
Aroma: Spicy grapefruit, ginger notes. Little in the way of any malts or hops.
Taste: Very spiced, almost tastes like some bad pumpkin ales I've had. More ginger than grapefruit, but the grapefruit adds nice citrus.
Mouthfeel: Bright, carbonated.
Overall: Refreshing, but more of a novelty. Drinks too carbonated, like a soda. Glad I only bought a single bottle.
06-23-2013 16:59:28 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.35/5 rDev +5%
Pours clear and the color of a dark apple cider with no head or lacing. Smells of citrus and ginger, very similar to Bud Light Lime, slightly artificial.
Taste-Light and refreshing, well balanced. The grapefruit gives is a sweet taste with a faint taste of giner lingering on the back end. Seems to have more of a malt presence than most other summer fruit beers. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing.
Overall this beer serves it's purpose well. Very refreshing on a hot summer day or for grilling out.
10-27-2011 00:12:27 | More by Treyliff
2.98/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
05-13-2014 07:04:35 | More by Spikester
3.56/5 rDev +11.6%
Tasted On: 06-09-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, twist-cap
Glassware: Globe glass
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger
Orange-amber in color, clear, with a small white head. The head fades quickly with low retention and really no lacing to speak of.
Aromas are of grapefruit, and ginger, giving it a smell akin to a ginger ale soda with some fruit additions.
The taste has a bit of tartness up front from the grapefruit, and then features a good amount of ginger - enough to notice, but not so much as to overwhelm like some ginger beers I've had. Tastes like a fruity ginger ale in many ways, but still has some beery characteristics.
The mouthfeel is prickly from the high carbonation, on a light body. Finishes with quite a bit of ginger aftertaste.
Overall an easy-drinking and refreshing hot weather beer, although it doesn't taste quite like a traditional beer.
06-09-2013 23:49:18 | More by sommersb
2.41/5 rDev -24.5%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter
A: Orange copper color with no head or lacing. A lot of bubbles stuck to the side initially.
S: I just get malty citrus in the form of grapefruit, plus a a tinge of ginger.
T: Grapefruit flavored ale, period. Ugh. As I was eyeing it up, a person in the aisle grabbed a six pack and said that he loved it, so I figured that would be the last one in my mix six.
M: Smooth, with just a bit of carbonation.
O: This was a letdown. I'd recently had Harpoon's Big Squeeze, which is a shandy with grapefruit juice and I'd loved it. But this is billed as a fruit/vegetable beer, so I guess that is the big difference. Anyways, not a fan and didn't finish it (cooked with it instead).
05-17-2014 03:38:28 | More by gillagorilla
3/5 rDev -6%
A: pale to medium amber beer in a pint - very brief finger of off-white head left no trace and no lace
S: grapefruit - the fruit not the hop aroma - right up front - was interesting, but also conflicted with the malt and hop aromas
T: its beer with red grapefruit juice in it - take it for what you will - I served it ice cold, as suggested on the label, but I didn't notice any perceptible changes for the better or worse as it warmed
M: thin, crisp, light, sparkly
O: perhaps its just not my cup of tea, and I do enjoy grapefruit juice, and i obviously enjoy beer, but this marriage didn't appeal to me.
05-07-2013 22:02:57 | More by Greywulfken
3.3/5 rDev +3.4%
A: Clear orange color with no head and lots of noticable carbonation.
S: Smells like malt and ginger.
T: A bready, honey malt background gives way to a ginger and grapefruit flavor. The flavors aren't strong and then disappear quickly.
M: highly carbonated.
O: Call me crazy, but for a summer seasonal beer, this is pretty good. But I do love ginger ale, so I may be biased here. It's light, refreshing, easy drinking, and not overbearing. A great summer session beer.
04-15-2011 23:45:55 | More by Kromes
3.53/5 rDev +10.7%
Pours a clear golden with hints of orange. Non-existent head. Nice pickled ginger aroma. Taste begins with a big blast of ginger, followed by a bit of grapefruit sweetness. After that is a little bready maltiness. Very clean, neutral finish. Not bitter at all despite the grapefruit flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Overall a pretty good beer, light and refreshing.
09-19-2012 23:48:35 | More by tronester
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
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