Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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2.49/5 rDev -21.9%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.
A: Dark amber hue. Lots of rising effervescence. Pours a slight, bubbly head, which disappears quickly. No lacing.
S: Malt, grapefruit, and copious amounts of ginger.
T: Tastes like it smells. Bitter pecan shells, fruit pith, and raw ginger.
M: Light body, syrupy palate-coating feel. Bitter finish. Kind of washed out and shallow.
Atmosphere is okay. Dark amber, with rising effervescence that eventually taps out, very slight head, and no lacing. Grains with lots of ginger and some grapefruit. Bitter fruit and raw ginger. Overall, this is a serviceable quaff.
07-27-2013 23:46:34 | More by bmwats
2.48/5 rDev -22.3%
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass
A: Poured a golden color.... no head, no lacing... Not a good start... looks flat.. giving a 1.5 because it looks a little like beer.
S: I'm getting the grapefruit right up front.... little hint of ginger.
T: OK, the ginger and malt hit first.... when a wave of tart grapefruit hits you and it hits hard... Finish is pretty clean with a little tart after taste.. Not much else here.
M: Light to mid bodied with no carbonation. A little flat.
O: Strangely not a horrible beer... I'm thinking I got a bad beer here... The tartness of the grapefruit was a little different from most fruit beers I've had.
07-31-2011 22:56:27 | More by mralphabet
2.48/5 rDev -22.3%
Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. No freshness date on bottle.
A: Apple juice. 1/2 finger white head dissipated almost instantly. No carbonation bubbles rising.
S: Ginger and grapefruit. As advertised.
T: Grapefruit bitterness and tartness with a bit of the ginger there, too. Citrus hops are in the background.
M: Thin. Also lacking in carbonation.
O: Not on par with last two Shiner seasonals (Winter Warmer & Dortmunder). I worry that I may have gotten a bad bottle from an HEB make your own 6 pack. But no skunk or oxidation symptoms. I totally missed the Munich malt and the Mt. Hood & Cascade hops mentioned on the back label.
06-19-2011 03:44:38 | More by videofrog
2.45/5 rDev -23.2%
Pours a medium amber with a pinkish hue. Zero head upon pour, looks like a glass of fruit juice. The nose feature musty grainy notes paired with notes of wheat, vegetal notes reminiscent of squash, no real discernible grapefruit. The taste is a mess. It starts with tart citric grapefruit notes which are undercut by strong husky grain flavor. No hops to speak of, and no real balance between flavors. Mouthfeel is absent of appropriate carbonation... all I get is a bit of prickle sensation, but it seems out of place. Overall, not impressed. A grapefruit beer with citrus hops would be way more exciting than this, all we get here is an artificial tasting lackluster brew.
10-20-2013 05:30:31 | More by homebrew311
2.42/5 rDev -24.1%
This beer pours a clear amber color with no head whatsoever. The aroma is strong with Ginger and grapefruit. The taste is similar to a Ginger ale and not much else. The mouthfeel is overcarbonated and dry. Overall an interesting idea for a beer style, but poorly executed.
06-20-2011 22:08:49 | More by csiewert
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.