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Redd's Strawberry Ale - Miller Brewing Co.

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Redd's Strawberry AleRedd's Strawberry Ale

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BA SCORE
64
poor

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 30.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 40 | 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: Darkmagus82 on 08-21-2013)
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2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

djrn2, May 22, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev +14.1%

acurtis, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

kylehay2004, May 16, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.19/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

TMoney2591, Oct 05, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

WVbeergeek, Sep 25, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -33.5%

nickfl, May 17, 2014
Photo of jwc215
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.

jwc215, Sep 01, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

Trashcat, Nov 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24%

wrightst, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

dbrauneis, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Billolick
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.

Billolick, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Zorro
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.

Zorro, Dec 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -24%

tdm168, Sep 22, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -43%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
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.

vfgccp, Oct 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Haybeerman, Mar 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

ZEB89, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, Oct 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.16/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – As could be seen from the clear bottle, the beer pours a golden amber color with a lot of carbonation streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a super fizzy white head of one finger that fades almost instantly leaving absolutely no lace or foam.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of hard cider and a hard candy strawberry smell. Really nothing else could be discerned.

Taste – The taste begins with a big apple juice taste mixed with some lighter notes of caramel and strawberry. As the flavor advances the caramel fades with the apple and strawberry getting stronger in flavor. These flavors take the taste to its end, leaving a sweet apple –strawberry juice mixed with a hard cider flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thin with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. Both are appropriate for the cider like characteristics of the brew.

Overall – Very sweet and cider like and not really beer like at all. If you want a cider with some strawberry flavor then this is a decent choice, but if looking for something with beer characteristics then you may want to steer clear.

Darkmagus82, Aug 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
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.

thecheapies, Apr 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24%

Davepoolesque, Jan 23, 2014
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Redd's Strawberry Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.