Redd's Apple Ale - Miller Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Roguer:
2.18/5 rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A - Apple juice. Very little carbonation, almost no bubbles. I don't think it's flat; I think it's supposed to be this way.
S - Very, very sweet apple smell. A bit of ether, a hint of oak barrel not unlike bourbon. Smells much sweeter than it actually tastes.
T - OK, I was prepared for the worst, but this was only mediocre. It tastes way, way more like a cider than a beer, for starters. It's not as sweet as the smell indicates (which is a good thing). Where the "ale" comes in is a watery, weird aftertaste. Think: apple cider -> concentrate, Redd's -> watered down.
Tart, but not as strong as a tart apple.
I'm not sure if I should rate the taste against a normal cider or a normal beer. I'm going with cider. And this doesn't make for a very good cider. Mildly alcoholic apple juice.
M - Very thin, a little sticky (from the sugar, no doubt). Not very pleasant.
O - OK, so I figured this would be worse than it is. It's actually drinkable, for starters, although I'll never order one. It's too sweet, FAR too sweet for a beer, but the "ale" character is very off-putting in a cider. It is fairly crisp, but it isn't really light.
Ultimately, Miller tried to make a beer with apple flavoring, and really ended up with the exact opposite. Specialized ciders don't usually go over well with my palate, and this is no exception.
If you want a cider: get a better cider. If you want a beer: don't get this. It's not so bad that I don't recommend you ever try it, but I can't say that I will get it again.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2013 23:26:21 | More by Roguer
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3.35/5 rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I'm going to go against the grain here and say that I like Redd's Apple Ale. If you take it for what it is, and you like drinks that taste of apple, it's good stuff.
I've seen people try this and immediately make the "eww" face, and pour it out. But I think a lot of that is because of what Redd's isn't. It isn't a beer. And it isn't a cider. If you drink it thinking it's going to be either of those, you're going to be in for a shock. It's the same thing as if someone puts Pepsi in your coffee cup and you drank it thinking it was coffee. (Try this some time, people will freak out) When we don't get what we expect, our minds and taste buds get confused, and we don't like it. Try it not expecting it to be or comparing it to a beer, and you might see it differently.
That said, there is definitely room for improvement. It would be better with a bit more flavor.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 23:48:26 | More by xoagray
Redd's Apple Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 645 ratings.