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Redbridge - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
62
poor

404 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 26.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 26 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

probert, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of mwar
1.75/5  rDev -33%

mwar, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of jettjon
3.05/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a honey amber clear color with a few trails of tiny bubbles wafting up. One finger tan head that fades quickly to a very thin cap and ring with some minor scattered lacing. Nose is bready with a faint sorghum scent. There’s a definite sorghum flavor but it’s not overdone. Sorghum seems to be a good barley malt substitute in this instance. There’s a semi-sweet malty flavor and low hops presence. No real bitterness; finish is unassuming. Overall, just OK-tasting. Mouth is middle-bodied, wet, smooth, and slick. Drinkability isn’t bad; it’s easygoing and sessionable, just nothing to write home about. As a “craft” beer, though, it’s a touch pricey—I paid about $7.50 for a 6’er.

Overall: Not bad, but not great, where this beer shines is as a real alternative for celiacs. Though it’s still too pricy for a “gettin’ hammered” beer, it’s tasty enough to be enjoyed, at least as much so as any decent macro. This beer is interesting for only two reasons as far as I’m concerned. One, it’s sorghum-based, and two, it’s a good alternative for celiacs.

jettjon, Jun 02, 2007
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of bluemoonswoon
2.83/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Trying one of Bud's disguised beers and gluenten free no less. 12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass, no freshness date.

A: Not completly terrible looking considering where this beer comes from. It pours a clear dark ambery brown with an off white two inch head that bubbles down after a bit into a ring. Minimal lacing.

S: Bread crusty with a bit of grassy and tiny fruit undertone. Sort of bland but not terrible especially considering there is no wheat gluten in this beer.

T/MF: Has a weird hoppy tinge but it tastes rather forced, as if it shouldnt be there. A bit bitter and bubbly on the tonge with a metalic finish. A bit of crunchy bready flavors which is weird considering there is no glueten in it, more grassy than anything though which makes sense with the sorguhm (however you spell that).

D: All I have to say is I am glad I'm not allergic to wheat gluten. But not a terrible offering from Bud, better tasting than the flagships but this is not one I would want to pay for again.

bluemoonswoon, Aug 23, 2007
Photo of Lynn
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Lynn, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of barefootbrewer
2.95/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a clear copper color with a thin head that quickly fell. The smell is faint and slightly sweet. The taste is hoppy and sweet. This beer’s flavor seemed to be heading somewhere, but tastes like it got watered down in the process. It has a bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a bit too thin. Overall, this isn’t a particularly bad beer, it is just lacking.

barefootbrewer, May 16, 2007
Photo of jharris0624
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

jharris0624, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of bundy462
2/5  rDev -23.4%

bundy462, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of cardinals22
1/5  rDev -61.7%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of maddogruss
2.88/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a bottle of this into a glass mug.

A: Pours a reddish, amber body with a small, white head with poor retention and no lacing of note.

S: Smells sweet with almost some hints of crab apples in some undertones. Smelled a little bit like apple juice.

T: A fairly sweet taste with an awkward bitter aftertaste that did not compliment the beer nicely. The aftertaste was kind of rooty; reminded me of a birch beer.

M: Seemed slightly overcarbonated and a little watery. Nothing to impressive.

D: OK drinkability, but nothing to write home about. The taste was decent, but the mouthfeel was average at best. Worth a try if you want to, but nothing I would highly recommend.

maddogruss, Aug 10, 2008
Photo of hunteraw
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Sampled with a friend who has several coeliac relatives.

Appearance: Honey in color, small head, no lacing, little retention.

Smell: Odd. Definitely different. Kind of berry and adjuncty/grainy.

Taste: Even odder. Too sweet. Bit of plastic, with a raspberry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light body, carbonation ok.

Drinkability: One of the strangest beers I've ever had - not something I would choose to drink. I'd rather have a glass of water.

hunteraw, Aug 23, 2007
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
2.48/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Don't know why I'm drinking this. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden clear color. Almost honey. Ring of head. No lacing.

Aroma is weird. Has a funkiness to it. Don't know how to describe it. Weird maltiness.

Taste is the same. Has a tartness in the finish. And the flavors are weird. Don't know how to describe them.

Mouthfeel is light and nice carb.

Overall a weird beer. It's not like it's a drain pour just weird. Will probably never drink this one again.

PeprSprYoFace, Jul 13, 2011
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2/5  rDev -23.4%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of ale207
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

ale207, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3/5  rDev +14.9%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

chcfan, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of gmfessen
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a light copper-amber color with a thick, foamy head. Smell is slightly sweet, a slight amber presence with a bit of earthy hops. Tastes like an average red, decently bittered... not bad. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a foamy carbonation. This is a decently drinkable beer, I was surprised to find that it wasn't too bad. I would buy this over Bud, which isn't saying much but it is a step up. I can't imagine not being able to drink the wide variety of beers available because although not bad, this beer is no substitute.

gmfessen, Mar 14, 2007
Photo of acrawf6
3.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out a clear orange amber with a small white head that drops in to a ring.

Smell. It is a light crisp aroma with a candy cherry bit that i get.

Taste. I've had this a while ago, and it tastes a bit hoppy, much hoppier than i remember. There are still the fruitiness like candy cherry that i get from the aroma. It's pretty fruity.

Mouthfeel. Body is a touch on the slicker side of medium body, but there is a lively carbonation as well.

Overall, not that bad for what it is made to be. I wont ever buy it again, but i think it is decent for people that can only drink it.

acrawf6, Aug 01, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Bear1964
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Bear1964, May 01, 2013
Photo of mralphabet
2.13/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Clear and copper in color, about a fingers worth of head that dissipates to a small ring with minor lacing.

S: Not a lot of smells here... A little sweet with a adjunct aroma mixed in.... not corny or hoppy just strange.

T: Sweet right up front but followed very quickly by a strange bitter aftertaste.... maybe hops but taste a little more chemical. Aftertaste finish up flat with not much there.

M: Light bodied with crisp carbonation.

D: Just not very pleasant, it is missing something.... Like half of all the good stuff that makes beer.... beer. I know this is Gluten Free and good for that. I just tried this because I've never had a Gluten Free beer and this maybe my last.... Not a great beer for my taste.

mralphabet, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of ruckus232
2.3/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Golden color, not very amber in color with an off white head

Smell: Sweet malty smell with a fake citrus scent in the background

Taste: There is a imitation sweetness with an aftertaste similar to a diet pop. Very bizarre taste which is hard to describe.

ruckus232, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of SargeC
3.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Amber-gold color with a golden white head.

Smell: syrupy sweet with subdued hops.

Taste: Thinned out toffee flavors with a mild smokiness and low bitterness. It is had to pin down the flavors in this brew. It is like a beer without its backbone.

Mouthfeel: Light with a strange effervescent quality

Drinkability: Interestingly different, but not something I will seek out again.

SargeC, Dec 15, 2007
Redbridge from Anheuser-Busch
62 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.