Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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3.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
24oz bottles -- buy 2 get one free Shiner promotion at the local Publix Jupiter,Fl.,, including their wheat "belgian" (i doubt it)
served around 65° , has good carbonation ,nose light malt, citrus nose,
yea ginger is in here a little on the finish
The finish is actually of coriander when beer warmed up some.
I know what citra and similar hops taste like, not citra hops, more like the citrus pulp residue left over from juicing citrus in the beer.
Sam Adams and Oregon brewer's successfully use citra hops, but not in this beer.
I have made ale with citra,cascade hops naaa
ah yes good for chili like a few suggested good for cooking..not overwhelming however
I dont mind adding my own citrus such as lime in an iced beer when making Michelados on a hot day, this would make a good Michelados.
Having been out to Fredericksburg,kerrville and sampled the local ales, a Munich ale it isn't claims full body Munich ale .. no.
Served cold it's ok not awfull, just ok.
Pretty Lite beer for a German style, well to serve the yuppie larvae all i can figure. Need some good barley malted ales here cut back on the rice and corn malts and you'll have a winner.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 20:43:38 | More by ale1
3.64/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer has a singular purpose - quench your thirst on a hot hot day, and THAT it will do exquisitely well.
The addition of the ruby red grapefruit and ginger, adding to the astringency of the hops - outstanding combination.
This is a rather "light" brew allowing the flavor of the grapefruit and ginger to "shine" through without being overwhelming... You still know it's beer.
What tastes better after a long day in the hot sun; gardening, weeding, mowing? Of course - a cold brew. What tastes better than a cold brew after a long day doing yard work in the hot sun? Yeah... a Shiner Ruby Redbird.
No wonder the store sold out. (They had a whole pallet of this stuff on the floor on Friday. Monday it was GONE!)
Until now I did not like fruit in my beer. I may have to rethink that.
Serving type: can
06-12-2014 20:30:14 | More by EcurbTheProphet
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.