Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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2.6/5 rDev -18.5%
A: Pours a clear bright copper color with a small head that fades quickly to no lacing.
S: Aroma of citrus primarily grapefruit and ginger.
T: Taste of ginger and grapefruit with a hint of grain in the background. More of a tart than bitterness and a bit of lingering ginger.
F: Light body, crisp and refreshing.
O: Not bad for what it is. Goes best with hot summer days.
07-21-2012 19:14:39 | More by soju6
2.7/5 rDev -15.4%
Appearance: It pours a clear golden color and is topped with no head at all, when I poured it the carbonation that appeared left quicker than I could get it to show up.
Smell: The beer smells rather clean with just a hint of malt and hop aromas.
Taste: The beer tastes exactly as it smells clean and simple just like a beer on a hot day should be.
Mouthfeel: Redbird is a rather thin bodied easy drinking beer that I would have liked a lot more if it had a better flavor profile. This is a rather disappointing beer out of Shiner, TX.
07-21-2012 11:01:17 | More by raznug
3.48/5 rDev +9.1%
Appearance: pale yellow-orange. Hardly any head.
As one other reviewer has said, this smelled like ginger ale.
It tasted like less-sweet ginger ale. Not much bitterness to speak of. I got the grapefruit flavor, but only because I was looking for it. As a grapefruit lover, I wish there had been more; it certainly could have helped balance the very-sweet flavor.
This is the first gingery-beer I've had, and I think I liked the idea of it more than the result; I'd rather it be a little more beer and less ginger-ale; mixing this 50-50 with a good wheat beer might result in a pretty good product.
Overall, it was a nice change and decent summer brew.
07-19-2012 22:40:05 | More by jeffack
3.45/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured almost exactly like ginger ale, fizzy carbonation that disappeared instantly. Slightly yellower than ginger ale, but otherwise looks like pop.
Ginger is the main thing I pick up in the nose.
Interesting. I think I could create this with 50% ginger ale, 30% water, and 20% macro lager. Not really picking up the grapefruit, I guess that's why people use hops instead of actual grapefruit. That said, the flavor is growing on me. Light and crisp. Ginger in the finish, though sort of a stale grassy note in there as well.
You know, this was interesting, and I'm still not convinced it's actually a beer, but if I were in Texas and it was like 120 degrees out, I bet it would go down easy. Maybe I'm feeling charitable, or I just like ginger ale, but as a mindless summer beer, this was all right.
06-24-2012 00:46:43 | More by Strix
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 900 ratings.