red rover

It's gorgeous out, I've got the White Kids Love Soul Music mix on the stereo, and I had a delicious shower beer. What more could Saturday ask for?

  • Refreshingness: (9) Oh my god, so refreshing. I think it's the red grapefruit component.
  • Lack of slipperyness when you are holding the beer with potentially soapy hands: (8) Until I actually drop a beer in the shower, let's assume everything's going to score highly in this category. Hmm, now that I think about that (and about my somewhat storied clumsiness), it's amazing that I haven't dropped any of the shower beers yet.
  • Does it smell weird when I drink it right after using my bergamot body scrub?: (10) BERGAMOT + GRAPEFRUIT BEER = LOVE. This beer tasted super-good in the first place, and but when I drank it in a bergamot fog, it got even better. Well done, Shiner.
  • Bonus round: I think the label on this is really elegant and pleasantly designed. The only reason Shiner doesn't get the full 5 points is that it's a limited-edition summer beer, and thus won't be around in the spring and fall to extend the shower beer season. (+4)
Shiner Ruby Redbird shower beer score: 31 (out of 35)


. said...

i love this beer! and tim hates it. if you need help finishing that six pack...i got a porch with your name on it.

Phil Novara said...

Can't say I am the biggest fan of grapefruit beers - this Shiner is no exception. Although I did try Pyramid Breweries Apricot Ale recently and it's delicious, worth a shot if you dig the grapefruit:)