Redd's Apple Ale - Miller Brewing Co.
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2.28/5 rDev -14.6%
I always find fruit beers to be difficult to rate. They seem to be one of the most subjective styles out there. I man-lawed a bottle of this from a friend who brought it over. I keep on hearing "You're a beer guy, right? Have you tried Redd's? It's fantastic!" Here goes nothing.
It pours like sparkling apple juice. Has a head like apple juice too: None. Looks like apple juice.
This smells like alcoholic apple cider.
The taste is to the nose. Alcoholic apple cider. It says it's an apple ale but I taste all apple and no ale.
The mouthfeel is light bodied. Apple cidery.
All in all, I tried to keep an open mind. But I don't think this ought to be marketed as beer. It ought to be in the same vein as Mike's Hard or Smirnoff Ice products. I'm sure it has it's audience, but as a beer, I rate this bad.
08-27-2013 02:15:44 | More by CFHMagnet
3.63/5 rDev +36%
Decided to try this because it was on sale. Not necessarily a good reason - I understand that - but I'm glad I did. While this has the apple aroma and apple juice taste I expected, I must admit that it is also quite refreshing when imbibed ice cold. The mouth feel is light and crisp. The finish is much more pleasant than a cider and is great in the Florida summer heat.
08-23-2013 00:50:48 | More by sayrekulp
2.75/5 rDev +3%
Never would have tried this on my own, but was given a 6 pack by a friend who doesn't know my taste all that well.
I'm not going to pour this since I can see the beer through the clear bottle. The color is a very diluted caramel, you could hardly tell this from a ginger ale soda.
S- Smell is very nice, but it's worth noting that a lot of it is probably artificial. "Natural apple flavors and caramel color" added.
T- This can't be considered beer. It tastes remarkably like hard cider, but without any funky aftertaste. In fact, it's very similar to apple soda. Just the one apple note, no hops or malt, surprisingly clean and drinkable.
M- Thin, seriously fizzy.
O- This is a pretty tasty drink, but it's not beer. It couldn't even be a gateway for people to get into 'real' beer because it has no beer flavor to speak of. A fruity, crisp refreshing drink that is mislabeled and advertised as 'ale.'
08-20-2013 21:26:42 | More by DagenhamDavis
2.45/5 rDev -8.2%
I did not care for this beer at all. It smelled of apples, but as soon as you take a drink it tasted like apple juice. Very disapointed in this beer. Just goes to show, just because there's a big flashy advertising campaign, you can present a turd in a golden wrapper, but it's still a turd.
08-11-2013 02:28:54 | More by bakoebel
2.5/5 rDev -6.4%
I tried this ale with no research going in. After the first few sips I thought it wasn't to bad, but after this "ale" warms up to room temperature the flavor becomes disgusting to me. I found that I have to finish these quickly due to the better tasting part disappearing so quickly. The smell is that of sort sort of chemical mixed with low quality apple juice. Just by reading some small print at the bottom of the sticker on the bottle, one can see that Redd's Apple Ale is an "Ale with natural apple flavor and caramel coloring." Immediately this made me realize that I'm most likely drinking unhealthy high fructose corn syrup (Just speculation), and most likely some sort of strong apple concentrate. However, I would recommend this to someone who wants the alcohol content of beer, but can't stand the taste. It falls into the same category as a Mike's Hard Lemonade, but I personally believe that it doesn't have the flavor to compete.
08-10-2013 04:07:56 | More by AstronomySloth
4.78/5 rDev +79%
Easily my favorite "cheap" beer. Many cheap beers have a bitter taste even for beer. This one, has a fairly sweet and crisp taste to it. Like an apple. To me it pretty much does look like a normal beer, a yellowish color and all, but don't let that fool you. It's one of the tastier cheap beers out there.
08-09-2013 01:22:35 | More by Ryno2591
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