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Redd's Apple Ale - Miller Brewing Co.

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Redd's Apple AleRedd's Apple Ale

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877 Ratings
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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 31.23%
Wants: 14
Gots: 213 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Pegasus on 11-18-2012

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

way worse than the honeycrisp from shock top, this is at least a step below, hardly beer. pours an headless pale straw color with soda bubbles popping. it smells like fake red apple, sweet and syrupy, very little grain or hops in this, if any at all. the flavor starts for just a second with some decent fresh apple, but its quickly overcome by an onslaught of sugar thats too much for me. im missing the essential beer elements again, and it feels more like a low budget apple juice with heaps of carbonation than beer. finish is all sugar, turns the stomach. the flavors are good but the sweetness is through the roof, rendering this undrinkable. apple definitely has a place in beer, and this new trend has me thinking and inspired, but this is a far cry from well made beer, its a soda pop. hopefully i wont encounter this one again but given its witty add campaign and instant popularity, thats not looking particularly likely.

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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Goin' for my third apple ale, the second with the focus being more on the apples than the malts (ostensibly...I mean, who know how far they went with "flavoring", right?). This stuff pours a clear pale amber topped by a a half-finger of short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose is a blast of watered-down apple juice, with a vein of mild caramel in the distance. The taste pretty much brings more of the same, but with an increased sense of blandness. Honestly, I expected a cider-like quality of apple with some spices or something, but this takes the spice-less path and them some. To sum: watered-down apple juice that wasn't all that great to begin with. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a feel I can only describe as sorta/kinda creamy. Overall, I just didn't get this beer. It certainly eschews the cider route, but it also goes away from the apple-y beer route as well, coming across as, like I've said before, a watered-down version of apple juice. Not my thing, this.

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2.46/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light gold color, with no head at all and no lacing.

S: The aroma contains apples as you would expect and very light malts.

T: The taste is very cider-like and has a strong apple flavor of course. There’s no hops presence at all and the malt character is very thin. It is fairly well-balanced though since the sweetness isn’t too intense. The after-taste is tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, to me it seems like a cider with carbonation. Overall, there aren’t a lot of beer-like qualities to it and therefore I didn’t score it very low.

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2.14/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

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1.88/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Best by Aug 5, 2013:

Pours light golden with a heavy fizz sound that quickly ends. There is no head or lacing.

The smell is awful. Stale bread and rotten apple.

The taste isn't much better. There is a hint of caramel under the bland yeast and sweet apple skin.

It is fizzy and light-bodied. Leaves a tingle on the tongue.

I think I overrated this. This is horrible. Is this beer or a sweet fruity malt beverage? I'm leaning towards the latter.

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2.08/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear light to medium golden yellow in color (not dissimilar to Mott's Apple Juice) with some light orange highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a very thin sudsy off-white head that reduces to nothing almost instantly. No lacing is observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of apple juice with light amounts of sweetness.

T: Upfront it has the sweetness of apple juice with moderate apple flavors, underneath which is the very slight hint of malts though it is fairly buried and fades instantly. Maybe some extremely light hints of caramel. No bitterness is detected, this is lightly sweet like apple juice and seltzer.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Very thin/watery.

O: Not sure why this is not a cider or malt beverage (like Smirnoff Ice) as this tastes and smells just like apple juice without the slightest hint of alcohol. I would likely never have another one of these as it seems like it is not a beer at all - even though they market it as a beer with the crispness of apples. Very easy to drink and I could see this being dangerous to folks how get it knowing they do not like beer.

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1.24/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Clear very light golden color, no real head to speak of. Smells like apple cider and a skunks ass. Tastes really artificial with apple sweet tarts or apple antacid being primary with a stewed grain aftertaste. No hops to speak of, no real ale character, what character is there, remains a despicable apple tinged disaster. Slightly heftier than light bodied, spritsy carbobation. Cloying, artificial, yet insanely popular. Hard apple cider is fine, but this is a totally different concoction. Avoid.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - gold with no head

S - sour apple jolly rancher

T - apple cider, a bit tart, grainy

M - light, very crisp

This is what it claims to be. It's apple through and through. It's a bit tart and tastes exactly like apple cider. It achieves what it set out to achieve, but I'll definitely pass in the future.

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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Redd's Apple Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
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