Redd's Apple Ale - Miller Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 842
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 31.34%
Wants: 10
Gots: 174 | 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 +30.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of sayrekulp
3.63/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Anacross
3/5  rDev +11.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of DagenhamDavis
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.'

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev +49.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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1/5  rDev -62.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -16%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bakoebel
2.45/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of AstronomySloth
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

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.

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Ryno2591
4.78/5  rDev +78.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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3.25/5  rDev +21.3%

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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of davey101
3.06/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a lambic flute...because I'm a loser. BB DEC0913. Pours a crystal clear light amber body that sort of resembles apple juice? Plenty of rising carbonation but with zero head. Aroma is that of stale sparkling apple cider with a lingering unidentifiable chemical. This was not meant to be smelled. Taste is at least pleasing. Apples like the freeze dried kind found in Quaker oatmeal mashes up with some light malt sweetness and a faint spice. It's not horribly fake tasting or at all offensive. It's actually somewhat tasty and drinkability is high. Mouth feel is crisp with flavors fading away quickly. Unlike ciders its not syrupy or too sweet. Smells awful, tastes all right. It's not the worst thing ever.

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev +49.3%

Redd's Apple Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.