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Redbridge - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
63
poor

379 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 26.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rich, hearty and full-bodied gluten-free lager brewed from sorghum. Redbridge has a distinctively fruity hop aroma, a sweet toasted grain flavor and a well-balanced, moderately
hopped finish.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-10-2006)
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UstickM

Michigan

1.78/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

When I first smelled this beer, I thought the smell was off like burnt rubber and sweet. When poured, the beer was an amber color with little to no head that disappeared quickly. The mouthfeel was very light and tasted watered down with sorghum flavors, but still lacking a lasting flavor that would make me want to drink. In this case, I wouldn't choose this beer to drink with a gluten allergy.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 18:53:59 | More by UstickM
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yesyouam

New York

1.78/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Redbridge is a very clear golden beer with a white head that fades to a thin film and leaves decent lacing. It has a faint, sweet, sorghum aroma with a note of grass. It's very light bodied and watery with a chalky finish. There's hardly any flavor at all. There's a light sweetness in the finish. It tastes like non alcoholic beer. Nothing to see here; move along.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 15:12:21 | More by yesyouam
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nickd717

California

1.88/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle thanks to Arbitrator...I guess. Arbitrator described this as a "rare Portland tick." As Phil Collins would said, that was ALL A PACK OF LIES! This beer is not rare or from Portland, although it was indeed a tick. I was expecting DAVE and got this! Talk about your all-time disappointments.

Clear amber pour with a small off-white head that fades.

Old, sherry-like malty aroma. Slightly medicinal.

Big sherry flavor with a little caramel and a weird plasticky note. Not good.

Medium-light bodied with low carbonation level.

Not very good, and it certainly isn't Hair of the Dog Dave, dammit.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 20:58:32 | More by nickd717
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bnes09

Illinois

1.88/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

When I first poured this beer, it formed a shallow layer of white head which dissapeared almost instantly. The look is a see-through brownish red which let me know right away that it will lack in flavor.

The smell is very sweet and dry with very little bitterness present.

It tastes very much like it smells and is much too sweet for my taste. When I think of beer, I think of something that at least has some bitterness and balance but this one is pure sweetness. It also leaves a fruity aftertaste which reminds me of applesauce. Really not a typical beer taste and not in a good way.

I was expecting something different and original and it sure was different but I will not be buying it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2009 01:51:47 | More by bnes09
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Freshie

Massachusetts

1.98/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I know this gluten-free and thus one of the only beers available for a myriad of people with certain medical conditions, in which gluten is a no no.

With that being said, I applaud A-B for making this beer. Reaching out to an otherwise beerless people.

However, it tastes bad. It reminds me of children's medicine. The sweetness seems really articfical.

Almost like a facade of beer. A shadow of beer. It is hard to drink, and that is my honest opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2007 03:19:58 | More by Freshie
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -24%

01-16-2013 14:59:22 | More by tbryan5
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DruC4

Michigan

2/5  rDev -24%

06-18-2012 19:38:02 | More by DruC4
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brokentee

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -24%

12-11-2011 00:06:19 | More by brokentee
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -24%

12-07-2012 14:48:14 | More by Damian74Shensky
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avisong

Virginia

2/5  rDev -24%

04-06-2012 04:07:56 | More by avisong
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ArtZan

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -24%

04-28-2014 19:33:30 | More by ArtZan
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DKter

Georgia

2/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This is the gluten-free beer I'd expect from a big brewer like Anheuser-Busch. It's a poor substitute even for an average lager, but if you can't drink lager, it's at least a low-cost option. Still it pales in comparison to Brunehaut, Green's or even American competitors like Off The Grid. The mouthfeel is strange, but the flavor is at least reminiscent of corn-based lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 14:32:09 | More by DKter
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -24%

08-08-2013 23:00:35 | More by mpalestino
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Dieck

Missouri

2/5  rDev -24%

08-29-2012 19:31:46 | More by Dieck
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bundy462

Texas

2/5  rDev -24%

06-07-2014 22:18:28 | More by bundy462
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JDizzle

Indiana

2/5  rDev -24%

11-23-2013 14:54:16 | More by JDizzle
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -24%

08-04-2013 21:38:44 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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LDemarais

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -24%

12-30-2011 06:50:27 | More by LDemarais
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jrutigs

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -24%

11-18-2011 04:54:27 | More by jrutigs
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amvrana

Texas

2/5  rDev -24%

05-01-2014 22:24:16 | More by amvrana
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musclecarhunter92

Japan

2/5  rDev -24%

05-13-2014 12:09:39 | More by musclecarhunter92
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -24%

05-09-2013 05:32:18 | More by Kelp
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krazybartender

Illinois

2/5  rDev -24%

08-08-2012 04:38:11 | More by krazybartender
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Bill235

Ohio

2/5  rDev -24%

05-09-2013 19:23:34 | More by Bill235
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malcontent

Illinois

2/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Little to no head atop this amber-hued, listless body. Hmmm, not a good start.

Slightly sugary scent with mildly bitter aromatics. Smells like a decent amber although I still am waiting for the bottom to drop out with a gluten-free beer...

...and it does. Bitter in all the wrong ways as if it weren't so much a product of hopping but of something gone awry. Musty and artificially sweet at once, not a pretty site.

Mouthfeel is actually the worst part of this beer. It manages to be sticky-feeling without being viscous, mouth-puckering without being hoppy. Very poor in this area.

Not enjoyable at all for me although it is hard for me to hate this beer outright as A-B is trying to give an alternative to those who must/desire to mainatin a gluten-free diet. For that I commend them although I for one consider myself fortunate to have no such restrictions upon my diet after trying this.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 16:59:11 | More by malcontent
Redbridge from Anheuser-Busch
63 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.