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Redbridge - Anheuser-Busch

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419 Ratings

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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 26.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of brandonld23
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
2.83/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Sweet and tangy nose, with creamy/vanilla aromas.

Golden light honey hue, good clarity, nice bubbly head with poor retention.

Bit of sweetness is quickly overcome with bitterness and metallic flavor. There's a little of that tangy citric tart flavor, and then a lot more metal. A few more sips and the metal subsides and it turns very dry on me. Maple syrup notes, especially in the finish. Body is medium to medium-thick and pretty smooth.

Well, it's okay - not that bad, not that good. If I was stuck to a gluten-free lifestyle, I'm sure I'd enjoy it and be thankful that it is so widely distributed.

Photo of fishguyac
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of RDW
1.25/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of Jredner
3.58/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is light and mildly sweet with a faint perfumed soap aroma. Those good soaps that are just for show mind you, not the ones you wash your butt with. It actually smells of in a non-beer kind of way. The body is a light amber/copper color with a diminishing white head that starts a thumb thick, fades, but then holds. As pale lagers go it looks pretty inviting.

That perfumey sweetness is there in the fore. It tastes a little like patchouli and potpourri mix. Yes, I have tasted both. It finishes with a sort of apple and flower finish. Has a moderately biting carbonation and detectable hops. This is not a bad beer at all. I actually think this puppy would sell well if marketed as a ladies (or guys) who hate beer. That being said....it’s good for what it is. My raped taste buds are screaming for more.

Photo of mwar
1.75/5  rDev -33%

Photo of MoreThanWine
2.3/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a meager 1/4" head which almost immediately disappeared completely. Looks like a clear glass of iced tea. I detect next to no smell, even after it warmed. Taste is a fairly standard BMC profile and they worked into it that slight zing in the aftertaste you get from the Anheuser family. There was also something I found hard to describe in the taste which in my notes I put down as "from a dirty glass" but which I think another better described as a hint of watered down maple syrup. All-in-all, if you can't have beer due to gluten allergies then I'm glad they made this for you. But if you don't have that kind of allergy then skip this for virtually any other real beer.

Photo of probert
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of tastymug
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Mosstrooper
2.83/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Golden in color with a slight amber hue, with a smaller, thin-looking white head that dissipates quickly and doesn't leave much lace behind.

Smell: Citrus flavors dominate with a hint of flower.

Taste: Begins grassy with a slight lemon-like flavor, finishing with sweet/sour lemon flavors but a weak finish overall. Leaves a strange, herbal aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light body with sharp carbonation and a watery finish.

Drinkability: This beer isn't anything to write home about at all- this is the second gluten-free beer I've had and I'm really glad that my body has no problems with glutens. This beer isn't bad, but not really worth anything, either.

Photo of Minkybut
3.65/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I poured this beer from the bottle to a 50 degree tumbler. The beer was a gold organge color. It had lots of bubbles stuck to the glass and a frothy head that decayed rather fast. Taste was a little sweet but not too bad. We thought the beer was very drinkable. I will buy again.

Photo of AMCimpi
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of oelergud
2.55/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown 12oz bottle. Covered bridge scenery on the red label.
Clear copper body with lots of carbonation. Creamy white head with some medium bubbles. Decent retention and lace.
Very mild scent, maybe some sourness to it.
Sweet initial flavor but jumps right into a sour aftertaste that is fairly unpleasant.
Medium body and some coating.
Not very drinkable.


Photo of Lynn
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Furley80
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

Photo of bundy462
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

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.

Photo of ale207
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

Photo of cardinals22
1/5  rDev -61.7%

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.

Photo of DruC4
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Redbridge from Anheuser-Busch
63 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.