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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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852 Ratings
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Ratings: 852
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 31.23%
Wants: 11
Gots: 182 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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1.63/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I got this at the Jewel/Osco store in Glendale Heights, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single can $1.67. Surprised to learn this was a Miller product as there is no mention of Miller on the can.

The beer has a clear apple juice color with lots of spritzy carbonation bubbles, but it produces zero head and zero lacing.

Smells like sour apples.

Tastes like carbonated apple cider. It's a bit tart and a bit sour, but totally un-beer like.

Light bodied and spritzy with high carbonation.

This is pretty disgusting stuff. It's not even good as a cider.

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1.25/5  rDev -53.5%

Photo of PvtSnowball
2.68/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Purchased from one of the local quick marts.

A: Clear, slightly amber gold with a fizzy head that dissipates very quickly.

S: Apple. Unfortunately, It smells pretty artificial.

T: Apple cider but less tart. A wee bit medicinal. Not awful though.

M: Richer than expected with some crispness to it.

O: A little better than I expected but still not "good." It is refreshing though.

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of Bouleboubier
2.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(poured into my trusty balloon)

A: loud and fizzy like a cider(?)... there is absolutely no foam to speak of - looks like a cider or juice... the liquid is crystal clear as you can see right through it to whatever's behind it with startling clarity

S: smells like an artificially-inseminated, naturally-flavored apple drink... you would never know this is supposedly beer (sorry, "ale")... smells like straight-up sparkling apple juice, nothing remotely reminiscent of beer

T: gotta say, it's not all that bad, for a carbonated apple juice - alcohol is fairly well hidden... perhaps sweetish at first, but it ends up being pretty dry... no hops, though mildly bitter and metallic... semi-sickly aftertaste of over-ripe Red Delicious skin... I'll admit, there is a presence of malt in the aftertaste, a flavor similar to the one Crabbie's Ginger Beer - it baffles me why Crabbie's is shunned from this site and this is not

M: lightly sharp, thin, dry-juicy... not terribly fizzy... modicum of malt body

O: I had quite a few weekend warriors order this at the bar this past weekend (we don't carry it, or any other alco-pop, for that matter)... the other bartender offered Unibroue Ephemere to one guest, and I laughed as I watched the couple make childish "yuck" faces, passing the glass back and forth before the guy, all watery-eyed, slammed back the last half, then they both bolted... I can't really compare this to any other apple-flavored beer because this is more a fruit-flavored malt beverage - I wonder why BA hasn't removed this from the site... I can't lie - it was tough not to finish the whole glass

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1.9/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Got a 6 pack cheap. Doesn't say that it's owned by Miller anywhere or I wouldn't have got it. Doesn't taste like ale. Taste more like apple Smirnoff. Very spritzy. I thought it was made from real apples but no. Natural flavors!

Woke up the next day with a headache after only drinking 3. Later that afternoon I had the worst stomach ache ever. Had to pull off the interstate and run in the woods.

Wouldn't recommend it

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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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1/5  rDev -62.8%

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.29/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

For the first few sips, the beverage was acceptable. But before the bottle was half empty, the taste became undesirable. A couple of more drinks and the hiccups started. Two hours later, I was still trying to get rid of the hiccups. I poured the remaining half of the bottle out.

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

Redd's Apple Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 852 ratings.