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Redd's Apple Ale - Miller Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 814
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 31.09%
Wants: 10
Gots: 148 | FT: 1
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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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

cgman1985, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of ChuckHardslab
2.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint. No real head and no lacing. Smell is sweet apple with no discernible beer characteristics.

I tried this in a pick 6. This in no way resembles an ale. It's sort of hard cideresque, but more like apple juice meets Zima. There are no hops at all. It's pretty sweet. The only qualities it shares with ale is that it has bubbles and is golden in color. All that said, it's not a bad warm weather beverage. It is moderately refreshing and a happy little buzz.

ChuckHardslab, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of SlothBeard
2/5  rDev -25.1%

SlothBeard, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of ExtraStout
2.79/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had this at the Orlando Gaylord, pool side, in a can poured into a plastic cup.

Okay, first off, I don't think this is in any way an Ale. It's way more like a hard cider and that's how I'm going to review it.

A: clear golden colored body leaving a half finger white fizzy head that rapidly died. Lots of fast rising bubbles were seen.

S: apple cider with faint caramel in the background.

T: extremely sweet with apple cider and caramel dominating.

M: light with some harshness on the tongue. It was somewhat smooth as it warmed. It was very sessionable, leaving a sweet dry aftertaste and finish.

Ice cold on a hot day this can work but otherwise I'm staying away.

ExtraStout, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Ryan_Graham
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Ryan_Graham, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of BeerForMuscle
2.75/5  rDev +3%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of mlhyatt
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

mlhyatt, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of ConsumerOfBeer
2/5  rDev -25.1%

ConsumerOfBeer, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of AlexaBlevins
4.5/5  rDev +68.5%

AlexaBlevins, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of braedon_peluso
3/5  rDev +12.4%

braedon_peluso, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Lanstrum
1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

Lanstrum, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of stixfix
3.98/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hot day on the golf course and an ice cold Redd's! Excellent! Plus it is going to help save the Apple industry. Anyone thinking that it is going to taste like a regular ale did not read the label for Apple. It may not be your every day always go to hear but it is extremely refreshing what you are hot and cold. I would guess that nine out of 10 people that I have had try it enjoyed it also and they are true Dear drink. Don't be afraid to give it a try you will enjoy.

stixfix, Jul 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Kpitevl, Jul 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

JMarimon, Jul 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +12.4%

AmishLightning, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Tr0janSlay3r
1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

Tr0janSlay3r, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Dmkaz
2/5  rDev -25.1%

Dmkaz, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of lighthabit
2.98/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

not bad, just confused. clear bottle (?), pours thin, no beer-like head or lacing. goes down like a carb'd apple cider. sweet. a bit too sweet for my tastes, but not necessarily unpleasant. i don't see or taste any beer qualities whatsoever. my friends insisted i check this out ("it's awesome!"), so i finally tried it, with reservations. i'm not sure why it says ale on the bottle, it clearly (pun intended) isn't, but on a hot summer day, it might hit the spot. i'm rating it against what i think miller is trying for, because if i reviewed it as an ale, it'd be a flop.

lighthabit, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
2.69/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

When you label a beverage an ale you subject yourself to the scrutiny of the BA Community, so despite this being an easy buzz I feel that it should be reviewed as an ale.

The color is much like a ginger ale, with loads of carbonation and a pale amber hue. No head to speak of and absolutely no lacing.

The scent is of Apple juice/cider with an airy sweet aroma. Pleasant for an alcoholic beverage but not particularly substantive.

This tastes like a carbonated cider with artificial flavoring and no actual beer quality. It leaves one perplexed as to how to rate it because it is sweet and easy to drink and if one was looking for easy inebriation this will do it. As an actual ale, perhaps brewed with apples it is not but a drink to get your girlfriend drunk, it's a sure bet.

KYGunner, Jul 28, 2013
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2.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Golden hue. Effervescence is pervasive. No real head and no lacing.

S: Crisp, sour apple and a little grain, and a little vomit or diarrhea.

T: Light sweet apple, not much else.

M: Light body, crisp and refreshing. Has something of a synthetic sweet character to it.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is fair. Lots of effervescence but no head or lacing. A little sour apple and that's it. Similarly, light and crisp body with a light sour apple flavor, and synthetic sweet finish. Overall, this is a serviceable quaff.

bmwats, Jul 28, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

dertyd, Jul 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

darthhamby, Jul 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

Dactrius, Jul 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

APH, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Shackleford
3.45/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beverage surprised me. Its not overly flavorful which works to its advantage. It tastes like diluted carbonated apple juice. Its not heavy like cider and it doesn't taste like a beer at all. But, it goes down easy and is very refreshing. This drink will fill a similar niche as Mike's Hard, but for people who prefer apple flavoring to lemon. I had mine out of an ice cold bottle. I enjoyed it. I won't be stocking my fridge with Redd's but who knows I might be ordering one at a bar next time I'm sick of light beer.

Shackleford, Jul 22, 2013
Redd's Apple Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 814 ratings.