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Redd's Apple Ale - Miller Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 813
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 31.09%
Wants: 10
Gots: 148 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Pegasus on 11-18-2012)
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Reviews by DeFaz:
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2.85/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Redd's Apple Ale is by no means a "craft beer". It's marketed to mainstream beer drinkers (and those who find the taste of beer offensive) and is owned by the world-renowned Miller Corporation (sarcasm). Anyway, I hate to say it, but I like this one. It starts sweet, finishes tart, and goes down really, really easy. You'll have three, four, five, six of them before you even realize it. I can't help but enjoy this even though I know that, based on everything I know about ale, this really shouldn't be so enjoyable. Now, there's no denying that Redd's uses artificial flavoring including caramel color, which gives it that irresistible (albeit fake) beautiful color. It's not going to pour a large head, nor is it going to have any complicated hop/malt flavors. But, for a mid-summer beer aiming to quench thirst, it manages to get the job done. Am I embarrassed that I drink it? Yes. But does it accomplish what it sets out to do? Yes. Snub your nose at it if you wish, but have a couple and you'll want a couple more.

Bottom line: I know this isn't supposed to be "good", but I'm not going to apologize for drinking it once in a while.

DeFaz, Jul 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

wescrawford57347, Sep 04, 2014
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2.79/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had this at the Orlando Gaylord, pool side, in a can poured into a plastic cup.

Okay, first off, I don't think this is in any way an Ale. It's way more like a hard cider and that's how I'm going to review it.

A: clear golden colored body leaving a half finger white fizzy head that rapidly died. Lots of fast rising bubbles were seen.

S: apple cider with faint caramel in the background.

T: extremely sweet with apple cider and caramel dominating.

M: light with some harshness on the tongue. It was somewhat smooth as it warmed. It was very sessionable, leaving a sweet dry aftertaste and finish.

Ice cold on a hot day this can work but otherwise I'm staying away.

ExtraStout, Aug 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -62.5%

tbryan5, Mar 22, 2013
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3.12/5  rDev +16.9%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

markallmon, Apr 06, 2013
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Ragedominion, Nov 15, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -7.1%

asuburbanman, Oct 02, 2014
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2.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Everything about this apple seemed like a cider. It had an orangey amber and gold colour, and smelled like an apple cider. It was very carbonated, and yet again, tasted like a cider. Crisp finish, no lingering flavors or aftertaste. It wasn't that bad, but was not that remarkable either.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

NilocRellim, Sep 04, 2013
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1/5  rDev -62.5%

rhinonau, Dec 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +77.9%

whitehawk330, Feb 28, 2014
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2.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Looks like carbonated apple juice. Is it weird that the carbonation bubbles are sort of spiraling upwards instead of heading straight up? No head to speak of. Good clarity. Smells VERY sweet. Think Musselman's apple juice. The taste? Musselman's apple juice with an alcoholic kick. Mouthfeel Is fairly carbonated. Fail.

Franziskaner, Sep 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

Mantooth, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

HeyYoMar, Apr 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +3%

dmk91, Apr 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

williamjbauer, May 07, 2013
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2.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Here we go Redd's the commercials are funny the beer is an apple ale a combination of an ale with natural apple flavor and caramel color. Fizzy white head dwindles to nothing in no time at all, large bubbled fizzy carbonation disappears in literally no time at all, apple juice looking body. Aroma apple hand soap or shampoo with tart sliced natural apple flavoring, no real signs of beer. "It's not a cider" (in my best Arnold from Kindergarten Cop "it's not a tumor" voice, it's Redd's Apple Ale, dammit...the flavor is of stale beer and natural apples is not overwhelming nor is it beer it's pseudo cider. When I grow up I want to be made of real Fuji apples not some concentrated apple flavoring that was naturally made in a chemistry lab. Body is light with fizzy carbonation really not offensive I wish I could tell you this was as tasty as any of the Angry Orchard or more established ciders out there however, it's just not...it's a Miller fabrication brewed by Redd's Brewing Co. in Albany, GA.

WVbeergeek, May 13, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

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Redd's Apple Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 813 ratings.