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Redd's Strawberry Ale - Miller Brewing Co.

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64
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 30.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 08-21-2013

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Photo of BeerDreadz
1.94/5  rDev -26.8%
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.

Photo of Billolick
2.13/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

Photo of dogfishandi
2.11/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Photo of Brenden
2.52/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of mbratt93
2.49/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Too sweet for my liking.

Photo of ordybill
2.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Smells like artificial strawberries with some grain tossed into the mix.
Appearance- The best part of this experience, a light copper color with no head to speak of.
Taste- Incredibly sweet, but an artificial sweet flavor with a beer aftertaste, not for me.
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation with a sweet tart candy like experience for the aftertaste.
Overall- I do enjoy some fruit beers but this is just so over the top and artificial I didn't care for it.

Photo of nicholas2121
3.28/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Redd's Strawberry Ale brewed by Miller Brewing Co. This brew pours out a dark amber color with a thin white head. The head of this brew goes away fast. The appearance is that of an American style lager. There is not a lot of carbonation to this brew. Redd's Strawberry Ale appearance is decent. The smell is a strong with strawberry and that is it not hops or anything. Not too big on the smell; it's like cheap strawberry candy or Kool Aid. The taste is really strawberry, but it is smooth with a clean finish. Mouth feel is nice nothing bad but it dose has a strawberry after taste. This is a good brew to change it up from other brews on the market. Overall I'm giving this brew a 3.25 out of 5. I would but this brew again. This brew is not something I can drink on all night but it a good brew.

Photo of KYGunner
2.18/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I purchased this for my wife and after one sip she said it was too sweet, imagine that. So I tried to drink the rest but found the artificial strawberry flavor is so cloying that it made this impossible to finish. The sugary feel is thick and coats the mouth with a slime that gets you nearly choked. The Apple Ale delivered a much smoother, almost cider like feel and flavor but this is artificial and sickly sweet.

Photo of tone77
3.11/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of sweet strawberries. Taste is like strawberry soda, only sweeter. Really doesn't have many characteristics of a beer. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Photo of tommy5
2.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

In respect to being a strawberry version of redds apple it 5/5.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.98/5  rDev +12.5%
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

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.23/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Photo of rustyshacklefordson
4.5/5  rDev +69.8%

Great, cheap beer for those that dislike the bitter taste of most beers and/or want something fruity, but do not want some generic wine cooler. Not as good as a Woodchuck, but it'll do, it'll do.

Photo of comark
2.18/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

I am new to the world of beer drinking and coming from the mixed drink side this would not be a drink I would recommend as a starter beer. It reminds me way too much of the Smirnoff drinks with their fake fruit and overly sweet taste. Tastes like wine coolers and not really like beer.

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I bought a six-pack of this stuff only because my daughter wanted this stuff, so what's a dad to do? I am beginning to believe that Redd's is trying to be a gateway brew for women to get excited to beer. Unfortunately, this stuff is more like Seagrams or Bartle and James than a real beer.

From a pure beer perspective it wasn't altogether awful, but it certainly wasn't the best I've ever had. Appearance was so-so, the smell was okay, but the rest was sorta okay at best. Overall, I think I liked the Apple Ale better, but I'm certainly not a huge fan of these beers.

Photo of Pegasus
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of Zorro
2.15/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

Photo of Richard-Carla
3.38/5  rDev +27.5%
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.

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
1.5/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

No thanks. Just crossing this off the "tried it once and never again"list.

Photo of gonzo000
3.29/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Would have thought this to be a cider. Sweet and crisp. No bad - but might not be for the true beer drinker - hard to find the elements of beer in this drink.

Photo of CFHMagnet
2.02/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

Photo of jwc215
2.35/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of JMad
2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
2.64/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.17/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served from the bottle in a shaker pint glass at Chasers - Lake Zurich.

So I eyed this bottle in the cooler the first (and former) time I was at Chasers, knowing that I haven't found an individual bottle anywhere else for some reason. This time, with some time to kill, let's grab it, eh? This stuff pours a clear brass-amber topped by a half-finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises artificial strawberry, an undercurrent of artificial sweet apple, and a hint of corn syrup. The taste brings in more of the same, the inherent sweetness really doing the strawberry flavor a hefty favor. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a slick-ish, almost soda-like feel. Overall, not a bad fruity thing, though it's soda-reminiscent characteristics make it unlikely that I'll have many more in the future.

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Redd's Strawberry Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.