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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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Ratings: 641
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 30.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 81 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Pegasus on 11-18-2012)
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2/5  rDev -25.4%

05-25-2013 00:29:21 | More by Slay40
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3.75/5  rDev +39.9%

05-24-2013 19:56:55 | More by MadWolf
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

05-24-2013 16:25:55 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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3.25/5  rDev +21.3%

05-24-2013 04:57:24 | More by bohemyth
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1.3/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

When i picked up this bottle it looked very pleasing overall. The commercials made it sound almost as good as Sam Adams. However when i opened this bottle i smelled no apple at all despite what it says on the bottle or the box. the color of it reminded me of fresh made apple cider. As i had taken a sip i noticed immediately that all i could taste was a mildewed grain flavor with no caramel at all. The texture reminded me of licking sandpaper if sandpaper even had a flavor.

As i finish this review there are good points to this beer the color is good as well as me being able to hold it down. However the taste and smell of it would make me drink a Red Dog. I'm not saying its a good fruit beer nor is it a bad one but they could of at least tried to make it the way the market it.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 03:39:21 | More by Bodone22
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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

05-23-2013 01:38:12 | More by TheMultiYeast
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1.43/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Who wants a watered down, overpriced Four Loko?!

A: Clear with no signs of carbonation. Looks like rain water collected off of an abandoned, rusty car.

S: Champagne, watered down apple juice, pennies.

T: Light beer, champagne, watered down apple juice. Finishes with some metallic bitterness. Overall impression is that something didn't go right at the factory when this was reconstituted from frozen concentrate.

M: Medium-high carbonation. Tap water feel.

O: You could have a light beer, or you could have a hard cider, or you could have a Four Loko but Miller thinks you'll choose this. Good luck Miller.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 05:50:06 | More by troobie
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +30.6%

05-22-2013 00:54:53 | More by Onenote81
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2.13/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

16 fl oz. can, with freshness date on the bottom reading August 12, 2013. My dad got this as a freebie somewhere along the line, and gave it to me because he only drinks Miller Lite. Expectations are low considering the source.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a clear fizzy yellow, consistent with the appearance of apple juice mixed in with a little bit of beer. Is easily distinguishable as a Miller product, thin fizzy head that dies out quick.

S - Smells of nasty artificial apple, nail polish remover alcohol fumes, and vinegar. Smells pretty awful. The smell reminds me of what dyeing eggs for Easter smells like.

T - Taste isn't awful, in this beer's defense, but it is bland, generic, and highly artificial. Hardly any apple in the flavor at all, and very little else happening. Definitely fails as an apple beer.

M - Feel is mildly sticky / sugary and watery.

Overall, a failure of an apple beer, but it is to be expected from Miller. Not something I would try again, I would definitely rather drink an actual cider, & I am relieved that no one in my family had to pay for this. I couldn't see why anyone would choose to drink this even as a standard alcohol delivery vehicle when you could just as easily grab a cheap cider from Angry Orchard or Woodchuck. Avoid.

Redd's Apple Ale ---2/5.

Serving type: can

05-21-2013 19:46:03 | More by mfnmbvp
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1.9/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 19:41:44 | More by jwc215
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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

05-21-2013 05:02:48 | More by beerhan
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4.5/5  rDev +67.9%

05-21-2013 02:08:50 | More by Jeff22
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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

05-19-2013 02:26:34 | More by bzach
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3.75/5  rDev +39.9%

05-19-2013 00:31:35 | More by sh00ky
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3/5  rDev +11.9%

05-16-2013 16:11:12 | More by JamesShoemaker
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2/5  rDev -25.4%

05-14-2013 01:40:11 | More by sgttibbs
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West Virginia

2.14/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Serving type: can

05-13-2013 21:29:11 | More by WVbeergeek
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

05-10-2013 16:22:48 | More by Artjsantos
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2.09/5  rDev -22%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Gold color. No head at all. There was some transient fizziness. Looks like stillwater.

Smells like candy apples, Jolly Ranchers, and wet grain. Rough.

Tangy sugars, sweetened apple cider, Jolly Ranchers, hint of clove, and grain water. Sugary and obscene. Ugly Nutrasweet finish, like fake apple and aspartame. This might be beer?

Difficult to drink, nearly impossible to finish. Low carbonation and watery body. Not enough heft to even be very sticky.

Rating this as a fruit beer? What a joke.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 13:31:31 | More by thecheapies
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

05-10-2013 05:52:44 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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2.25/5  rDev -16%

05-09-2013 02:57:04 | More by Brian15
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West Virginia

3/5  rDev +11.9%

05-07-2013 12:30:43 | More by williamjbauer
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5/5  rDev +86.6%

05-05-2013 20:10:10 | More by HideYaBeer
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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-05-2013 15:13:55 | More by ZEB89
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2.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a pale apple juice amber with very little head, but a ring around the glass. Aroma is a light apple juice and an unidentifiable, somehwhat off-putting vegetable odor, it might be the light malt interacting to the apple in a way that I was not expecting. Flavor is mild hard apple cider mixed with light sweet malt. The same oddly flavored interaction between the malt and the apple juice flavors affects the taste as well. Light bodied. The flavor combination did not work for me, but fortunately, it is all so attenuated in flavor that it is not difficult to finish. I was also lucky that we got our first really warm day, so a cheap, light tasting 16 oz. can filled a niche in the day. I was fooled into to buying this beer from the "new" brewery "Redd's Brewing". I now know this is one the of the many BMG fake brewery names. The good news is that at least I have reviewed my first Miller product. Tick. Glad I did this one after mowing the grass, it was at least refreshing while dehydrated.

Serving type: can

05-05-2013 01:21:22 | More by LiquidAmber
Redd's Apple Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
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