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Redd's Strawberry Ale - Miller Brewing Co.

Redd's Strawberry AleRedd's Strawberry Ale

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BA SCORE
64
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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 26.24%


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:
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(Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 08-21-2013)
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

1.85/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Light copper color. No head. No lace. Looks like watered down tea.

Sweet artifically-flavored strawberry gum, apple juice, faint malt, and sucrose. Yikes.

Gummi strawberry, pear juice, sweet tea, rhubarb pie filling, and sugar. I can just make out some grain flavors. Wow.

Tartly sweet. Juice-like body. Almost no carbonation. Detestable.

Not beer. Beer... but, not really.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 21:53:54 | More by thecheapies
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bnes09

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Transparent ale, slightly darker than straw color. Absolutely no head to speak of even after an athoughggressive pour. Can see a few bubbles rising to the surface.

Smells like strawberry soda.

Taste is much like strawberry soda just a little less sweet and more natural tasting. Just a hint of malt character and red apples. No hops detected.

Medium bodied with a slick, syrupy texture. Decent carbonation.

Sweet but not too sweet. Surprisingly, not terrible as expected. Pretty average for a fruit beer though. Probably won't be going out of my way to get this but it was worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 19:01:39 | More by bnes09
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Billolick

New York

2.14/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

From a can.

Perfume and sweet apples on the nose

No head, no film, no collar, no lace

Tastes like apple juice with some strawberries mixed in. Barely beer, waste of good water. Pass it by. I snared a can at a party to bring home, glad I did not pay any $ for this.

Serving type: can

03-04-2014 22:20:13 | More by Billolick
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Richard-Carla

Florida

3.39/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Redd's Strawberry Ale is light and easy to drink, just like the apple. The strawberry flavor is sweet but not too much. It doesn't make me feel full or as if I've had too much to drink, and it tastes fresh in my mouth--even afterward. It's just a good beer that's nice to have with dinner or on its own. Going through each of the ratings doesn't quite match up with what I think, since it is not an "outstanding" beer at all, in any category, and it isn't exceptionally interesting or unique, but I'll drink it over and over, because it is overall good and, again, easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 21:51:58 | More by Richard-Carla
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dogfishandi

New York

2.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

12 oz clear bottle into a snifter. Best before May 05 14

Pours a crystal clear super light golden yellow color. White head fizzed away instantly after the pour leaving absolutely nothing.

An apple cidery aroma with mostly strawberry. Fake candy green apple. Very artificial and very sweet smelling. Almost medicinal.

The taste is pretty much all sweet sugary artificial strawberry. Very watery. This is a beer?

Super light in body, very watery.

This is like a straight up wine cooler, I don't know how they get off calling this a beer. Too sugary, too fake tasting.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 23:25:33 | More by dogfishandi
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and hints of golden yellow highlights. The beer has an eighth of a finger tall fizzy white head that almost immediately fades to just a couple of extremely small patches of extremely thin film and no ring at the edges of the glass. No lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of super sweet artificial strawberry with some lighter hints of sweet apple juice and just a hint of something medicinal in nature.

T: This is a very sweet beverage with moderate to strong flavors of very sweet artificial strawberry with some light hints of slightly sour artificial strawberry. There are light to moderate flavors of apple juice but there is nothing remaining that makes me think of this as a beer.

M: Light to medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: This reminds me more of a strawberry soda than a beer - not horrible if this fruit flavored thing is what you are looking for but it's not my favorite thing (it was a freebie from a family friend so I am reviewing it). Alcohol is very well hidden but it is too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 23:38:34 | More by dbrauneis
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Coorslite1959

Georgia

2.7/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is not by any means a beer or an Ale.I like it on those days that I just need something cold and sweet when i be chilling with my lady.It's really not to bad,but it's more like a wine cooler than a beer.It's got a nice kick to it if you drink a few.

Serving type: can

01-01-2014 01:31:22 | More by Coorslite1959
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Zorro

California

2.13/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Super clear golden colored beer with the tiniest ring of a head.

Well it sure as hell smells like strawberries. Intense strawberry aroma that is a good match for strawberry soda pop. Nothing but strawberry can be sensed.

Starts out sweet and sour strawberry flavor and that is all there is. Tastes EXACTLY like strawberry soda! No beer like qualities remain.

Mouthfeel is soda.

Overall, might as well be sold as strawberry soda.

Serving type: can

12-25-2013 03:56:45 | More by Zorro
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rmargeson

New York

3.43/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

As for drinking this as an ale - I wouldn't give it a second thought, but in retrospect, this makes a decent desert beer. Forget the fine wines, ports or whatever, try this after dinner. Or, maybe try it on the patio or deck in the summer. Interesting as a beverage - but not so great as an ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:20:16 | More by rmargeson
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

1.9/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Pee colored with no head. Smells like artificial strawberry flavoring. It tastes like green apples and strawberries. Very sour. I wouldn't really call this beer. It might as well be a Mike's Hard or Bacardi Ice. The only reason I would buy this again would be if I was with a girl who doesn't like the taste of beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 02:29:32 | More by Ryan_Graham
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scratch69

Missouri

2.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Looks like a carbonated apple juice. No head or lacing at all.

Smell- Green apple and strawberry candy aromas.

Taste- Same as the smell with the green apple flavor a little more pronounced than the strawberry. Doesn't taste like a real beer at all. Has an almost sickening artificial strawberry aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and crisp. This is the best thing going for this concoction which isn't saying much.

Overall- I got this as part of a pick six and I'm wondering why I even grabbed it. I won't be having this ever again.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 23:49:38 | More by scratch69
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle, with best by date February 24, 2014 printed on the bottleneck. Expectations are relatively poor based on my experience with Redd's Apple Ale, the original.

Poured into a Miller High Life pint glass.

A - Pours a clear brassy apple juice color with absolutely no head whatsoever. Looks the same as it did in the bottle.

S - Smell is of artificial apple and strawberry candy and that's about it. There is nothing about this that is reminiscent of real beer.

T - Taste is of crisp fruity artificial green apples and strawberry candy. Crisp and carbonated, and I guess it could be considered refreshing.

M - Feel is crisp, mildly tart, with lingering artificial strawberry.

Overall, a cheap quick attempt to capitalize on the success of Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita, which is a far more preferable beverage, albeit still ridiculously artificial tasting swill. Avoid.

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

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 19:33:30 | More by mfnmbvp
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear, pale amber. Almost no head, and thus no lacing.

S: Very strong strawberry aromas, actually fairly inviting. I'm reminded of strawberry jam cooking on the stove. There may be some apple notes as well, but otherwise there aren't any other obvious aromas.

T: Initially sweet, then some fruity tartness. I liked the strawberry flavors, but it was too one-dimentional. Certainly none of the grainy malt I'd expect from a true "ale," and absolutely no hops. Late in the finish I got a hint of artificial sweetener or another "off" flavor -- I can't quite place it.

M: Moist and thirst-quenching, but no real crispness (despite the label's claims).

O: Just OK. It's wet and unoffensive, but totally lacks the nuanced complexity and amazing drinkability of Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 23:12:32 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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AGust82

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -62%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Literally tastes like chap stick. Thin, super sweet, and headache inducing. Absolutely terrible. I didn't expect to enjoy this but my wife was interested so I picked some up. Most of the time I'm pleasantly surprised and actually find something like this somewhat drinkable. Not this one. Not even close. The fact that it is even classified as a fruit beer is laughable. Shameful, even for Miller.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 00:15:25 | More by AGust82
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Brenden

Ohio

2.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I can't say this beer doesn't look the way I expect It to, and similar to the apple version: like carbonated apple juice. There's about five seconds of fizzy white head that spritzes like a soda and drops off completely. Little spotting is left but, hey, it's there.
Strawberry is there, kind of like those wrapped candies that always somehow got out of the wrapper and stuck to the bottom on the inside and got sticky pick stuff all over your fingers when you finally pulled it out covered with white fuzz. There's also a pressed cider/apple aspect, and I wonder if, like juice blends, this beer utilizes some of the original apple. It's sweet with a little dusty malt, and I think maybe some caramel malts were used as a hint comes out on the tongue. This will satisfy the crowd who likes wine coolers but wants to look cool by drinking a beer. To borrow a more recent colloquialism, it's alcopop.
The feel isn't too bad. It's thin, to be sure, but not too watery, and the crispness keeps things going. It could be cleaner on the end, but it's not too grainy and, fortunately, not sticky.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 20:35:07 | More by Brenden
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vfgccp

New York

2.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - Looks a lot like champagne, very bubbly. Zero head and lace.

S - Artificial strawberry, and light apple. Incredibly sweet.

T - Fruity, a lot like hawaiian punch.

M - Light and bubbly.

O - Surprisingly not awful, but obviously nothing special.

Serving type: can

10-06-2013 03:14:25 | More by vfgccp
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JMad

Texas

2.73/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a golden pee color with no head at all and very clear.

The aroma reminds me of strawberry starburst and flat malt liquor.

Good thing it tastes better than it looks and smells. I tasted mostly strawberry and apple with hints of macro beer.

The drink is light bodied with sharp carbonation and you can feel a tart bite in the cheeks.

Not really something you'll find me drinking normally.

Serving type: can

09-21-2013 02:52:31 | More by JMad
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BeerDreadz

Florida

1.94/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

No foam head at head.

Light Pale Color.

It's way to sweet for my taste, sugary sweet with sour aftertaste. Also this beer is way carbonated like a pop drink. Taste more like cider than a Ale beer.

Had a hard time to finishing this beer. Won't drink again and won't recommend.

Serving type: can

09-21-2013 01:56:28 | More by BeerDreadz
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

2.98/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Redd’s Strawberry Apple Ale has a thin-to-medium, root beer-like head, which quickly fizzes away, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is very much of strawberry juice, with maybe a slight, underlying bread aspect. Flavor is of strawberry juice and apple juice mixed, but the strawberries predominate. There is also that underlying bread aspect that one gets in the smell. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Redd’s Strawberry Apple Ale finishes sweet, easily drinkable, and refreshing enough. Overall, this is very good, and even excellent, for a flavored ale, but only just good as a beer, so called.

RJT

Serving type: can

09-19-2013 22:13:22 | More by RonaldTheriot
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

2.03/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Head? What head? Other than that, its a generic amber color.

Smells like cold apple cider with a hint of strawberry candy.

Taste is to the nose.

Smooth, sugary drink the whole way through.

I don't know why I drink these. If I know I'm going to have a bad time, why do it? They are sugary and not what I want in a beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 21:49:17 | More by CFHMagnet
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Pegasus

Texas

2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Clear deep amber in color, with a small white head, which fades to the vanishing point in mere seconds. Lacing is absent, The carbonation is slight in quantity and slow-rising.

Aroma: A strong punch of candy-like strawberry dominates the aroma. There is a bit of maltiness beneath, but it is very slight.

Taste: Opens with an intense rush of what seems to be natural strawberry and apple flavoring. As the taste progresses, the strawberry and apple flavors back off a bit, and some understated light lager characteristics can be discerned. There is a slight bit of hop bitterness at the close, which helps to beat back, be it ever so slightly, the lingering fruit flavors.

Mouth feel: Thin, with stinging, champagne-like carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: This seems like a less-revolting version of a "malt cooler", though it is called an ale. Interesting and refreshing on a late summer day, but if you are expecting a traditional ale with a hint of strawberry flavoring, prepare to be disappointed.

Presentation: Packaged in a clear glass (!) twelve-ounce long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Source: Purchased at HEB in Texas in September of 2013 for $6.99 six-pack plus tax.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 22:20:08 | More by Pegasus
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.59/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's been years since I'm done a review. Nothing has really struck my fancy, and the craft beer market has quickly over saturated, leaving me feeling that the crest has peaked... Nevertheless...

This one is worthy of noting.

Clear yellow color with good carbonation. Not much of a head. Very similar to a cider. Strong notes of strawberry which are not cloying or overly sweet and artificial. Tastes rather sweet, with a undeniable malt presence, albeit rather weak. Smooth, crisp mouthfeel, with not aftertaste. Not a traditional beer, but I certainly enjoy it.

Serving type: can

09-07-2013 01:05:51 | More by Frozensoul327
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.95/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a single bottle as part as a make your own 6-pack. Chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured into a 16 ounce pilsner glass. Pours a golden yellow close to apple juice but with bubbles streaming form the bottom of the glass. No head or lacing was seen actually. The aroma is of fresh strawberries, apples and hops. The taste is exactly as the aroma. Very pleasing with the just right amount of carbonation. No harsh aftertaste. Overall this one is pretty good and is a great summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 23:34:45 | More by BeerWithMike
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.38/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Freshness date of February 17, 14.

Pours clear golden with no head despite fizzy sound. Looks like apple juice. No lacing sticks.

The smell is of sour/rotten apples with strawberry and something chemical-ish. The strawberry part itself is not terrible.

The taste is of sweet, rotten apples. The strawberry part does taste like strawberry. A bland beer-ish taste backs it up. It finishes rather sweet.

It is fizzy, though pretty easy to drink despite its shortcomings.

It is closer to a sweet fruity malt beverage than an ale, though there is a beer-like backing to it. One was enough. I wouldn't recommend this to a true beer lover.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 20:04:53 | More by jwc215
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BOOSTED_GSX

California

2.88/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I like this beer it's very refreshing if your really trying to quench your your thirst.. One thing. I noticed I found my self drinking alot cause its so light and fruity so it's like drinking cool aid... But fun and cheap if you wanna get hammered due to the 5% alc/vol

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 07:19:16 | More by BOOSTED_GSX
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Redd's Strawberry Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.