Shiner Ruby Redbird - Spoetzl Brewery
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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
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
Shiner Ruby Redbird from Spoetzl Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.