Shiner Ruby Redbird
|Seasonal Summer Beer|
Brewers Description of Ruby Redbird Summer Beer:
“This crisp, refreshing summer seasonal is brewed with Texas Ruby Red grapefruit, the signature citrus of the Rio Grande Valley. Tartness from the grapefruit and a delightful kick from ginger combine for a taste that’s perfect for hot summer days. Its deep gold color and full body come from pure Munich malt and Mt. Hood, Citra and Cascade hops balance the flavor well.”
On the bottle cap, Ruby Redbird claims to be “The Perfect Summer Beer”. The back the label states “There’s Nothing FINER! THAN A SUMMERTIME SHINER!”. These are bold statements about a beer brewed with ginger and grapefruit – two flavors that sometimes don’t work so well together.
Ruby Redbird summer beer has a distinguishable amber color with a pink tint. The head almost instantly fizzes away, and the aroma is pure grapefruit. Ruby Redbird enters the mouth with a fizzy ginger and less grapefruit than expected. The ginger is not too heavy so it is palatable. The beer has a sweet and sour tone, much like a grapefruit. Ruby Redbird is carbonated like a soda and tastes like a ginger ale / lemonade / beer mix. It is light, interesting, and refreshing for a good summer beer.
You will either love or hate Ruby Redbird.