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Redbridge - Anheuser-Busch

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406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 26.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 27 | 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 rkuhnel
3.55/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I only paid $7.95 for a six-pack of this at my local North Coast Coop here in Eureka, CA. IF you need gluten-free beer this seems like a good price for something so specialized. It poured a clear amber with a nice white head that left almost no lacing. Nose of malts and hops. Mouthfeel is somewhat rich and finish is dry. For an AB product this is actually pretty decent.

rkuhnel, Feb 28, 2007
Photo of coasterfreak75
3.53/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The pour was a nice copper/red with a two finger head that quickly dissapated to a thin white ribbon on top of the beer.

The smell was heavy in hop spice with a slight sweetness in the back of the nose.

The drink started with a sweet caramel like kick with a thin wattery middle and a slight non-lingering hop kick at the end.

Quite drinkable and refreshing. Went really well with a nice steak and shrimp dinner.

coasterfreak75, Dec 17, 2007
Photo of sulldaddy
3.53/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Im sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a bright clear copper hue with fizzy and frothy eggshell white head of 2 cm foaming up easily and fading to a pockmarked surface layer.

The aroma is dominated by floral hops, but allows for some general sweetness to poke through.

The first sip reveals a thin body with fine and fizzy carbonation.

Flavor is some sweet toffee flavors up front that roll to light fruitiness and finishes with some crisp grassy hops that linger with a fairly assertive bitterness.

The beer is very easy to drink and is interesting enough. The low ABV and crisp finish make it a nice beer for the summer.

I'd have to say this is a pretty decent beer, I wouldnt go out of the way for it, but would drink again for sure.

sulldaddy, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of allengarvin
3.53/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This makes a nice clear amber pour with a moderate head of foamy froth, accompanied by decent lacing. Sweet, grainy aroma with a light touch of hops. Moderately sweet grainy taste as well, with a decent amount of bitterness. There is an odd aftertaste, which I guess might be the sorghum. It isn't unpleasant... just odd. Medium body with a neutral texture.

Not that bad a beer. It'd easily pass as a generic red/amber beer at many microbreweries. For people with celiac syndrome, an easily available, nationwide brew must be a great thing.

allengarvin, Apr 01, 2007
Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a towering, three finger head of dense, white foam. The body is a clear, light copper color and the head settles slowly, leaving spotty lace on the glass.

S - A light, malty aroma with some spicy hops in the background.

T - Some lightly sweet, toasty malt up front with spicy hops. More hop character in the middle with more toasted grain character. The beer finishes very clean with just a hint of dry toast and some more spicy hop flavor.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Very, surprisingly good! This has a mild malt character, but this is really pretty impressive for a gluten free beer. More than that, there is a well balanced, mild but readily apparent spicy hop character that goes a long way towards adding depth to a relatively light beer. In the final analysis, this is an unusually good gluten free beer and it may actually be the most enjoyable AB product that I have tasted.

nickfl, May 22, 2011
Photo of gse9
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

gse9, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of WVRadar
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Almost no head, deep gold clear sparkling body. Very little lacing. Nothing outstanding about the taste, almost like a light lager with a little more hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, watery, fizzy. Not bad, an alternative to the everyday American lagers, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it.

WVRadar, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of jharris0624
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

jharris0624, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of kp29
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

kp29, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of fishguyac
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

fishguyac, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of rowew
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck bottle, embossed with the AB crest on the shoulder. "Beer made from sorghum - made without wheat or barley." No readable freshness date - disappointing from the people pushing born on dating.

Appearance: Clear amber color, thinnish head, decent retention and just a bit of lacing.

Smell: Aroma is a bit off from what I would expect - closer to adjunts than that of a normal beer. I assume this is from the sorghum?

Taste: Interesting - a slightly different sweetness than I would normally expect. Not quite the normal malty flavor, but there is some grainy flavors here. A bit of hops in the finish.

Overall impression: This is a fairly solid beer, even when not considering its intent. It is a decent vienna style lager - drinkable and fairly balanced. When you consider this is aimed at the gluten free market, this is an even better beer. My wife is celiac, so I'm always on the lookout for gluten free beers - so far this is definitely one of the frontrunners.

rowew, Jan 31, 2007
Photo of justinm4bama
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

justinm4bama, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

dmorgan310, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Drew966
3.48/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Redbridge pours a copper color with a thin white head from brown twelve ounce bottle. Very mild grainy aroma. Not bad, kind of a sour taste is imparted by the sorghum. I actually kind of like this one, it's not bad considering it's an AB product, and gluten free at that. Definitely worth a try, it's the best sorghum based beer I've had.

Drew966, May 29, 2007
Photo of mickeymac
3.48/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife was diagnosed with gluten intolerance in 2001. She had been a beer drinker and was told beer was on the banned list. Using internet sources, I set out to make her gluten free beer. It was a real effort. Nobody sold malted sorghum or buckwheat, so the the entire process took weeks, and the results were mixed. Perhaps this effort predisposed me to liking a well-made GF beer. A gluten free beer from a brewery with the money to do it right was an exciting prospect. At the same time, I picked up some Redbridge and some Bard's Tale, another GF beer. In a blind tasting, my wife and I both preferred Redbridge by a wide margin. It had no funky smell or taste that is common with GF beers. Most occasional beer drinkers would probably not recognize it as anything but beer. It has a slightly darker color than Budweiser and enough hops to make things interesting. When compared against American Macros, the taste is actually a refreshing change. Not surprisingly, AB had the foresight to market this beer as a "Beer Made from Sorghum," rather than a "Gluten Free Beer." By doing so, AB will almost certainly pick up some market share from drinkers who don't have celiac disease but just like the taste. This is a good development for celiacs everywhere but bad news for the small guys who have been laboring for years to come up with a commercial GF beer.

mickeymac, Jan 12, 2007
Photo of matty
3.45/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not something you'd expect from AB.A pretty drinkable beer with a slight fruity aftertaste.This beer almost reminds of Sam Adams cherry wheat,although there is no wheat in the beer.I would recommend this to my friends and I definetly will be buying again!!

matty, Sep 16, 2007
Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.43/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden sun at dusk color. Not much lacing but alot of bubbles racing to the top. Not bad.

Faint sweet smell.

Very mellow flavor an almost oatmeal and maple syrup like taste with some malts. Not much for hops.

Smooth and with a clean crisp finish.

Not bad, but definitely different. Could be good around a campfire in autumn.

MirkoCroCough, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of sergio1va
3.43/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Came across this beer and was intrigued about the overall taste of this beer.
Pours to a pale brown color with a thin foam head.
Smell has hints of sweet bread and some fruity undertones.
Taste reveals more fruity flavors almost citrusy and balances them with the corn syrup it boasts to include.
This beer doesn't come across as extremely watered down and it delivers a well balanced flavor and little to no hoppiness.

sergio1va, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
3.43/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased for $.35. Worth a try at that price.
The grain offer a unique fruity aroma that's very mild and generally pleasant. Just a touch of spiciness from hops.
Very attractive, water clear, amber color. Head was small and very short lived
Taste is short lived to, but that's not to say it's not there. Starts with a pleasant sweetness rapidly moving to a more nuetral grain flavor, then to stark sourness before moving to rather bold bitter/sour/dryness that finishes quite long. Most flavors are fairly strong but very quick. They are also rather unique and pleasing enough, the exception being the finish which for many will have to be an acquired taste.
Fully carbonated as most lager from the brewery tend to be. Lager thin and typical.
This is not bad. Unique flavors and close to thirst quenching.

garymuchow, Jun 25, 2007
Photo of tgbljb
3.43/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a light copper color with moderate foamy white head.Good retention and lacing.
Smell is light and almost undetectable.
Taste is enjoyable, but not great. The beer has a nice fruity sweetness but also a bit of an astringent texture.
Leaves a strange taste in the mouth. Great really bad, but not good either.
If this was all I could drink I could used to yet, but I have other choices.

tgbljb, Sep 06, 2007
Photo of nicholas2121
3.41/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Redbridge from Anheuser-Busch is a gluten free brew. It pours a dark amber color. Little to no head but it is a white head. The smell is ok nothing special but good. The taste is smooth and it goes down well. There is no bad aftertaste at all. Overall, this was a good brew to drink if you want to try something different. I really enjoyed this brew.

nicholas2121, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of jsisko01
3.4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden-amber hue with a thin head that dissipates instantly. Lacing is pretty nice.

Smell - It has a subtle sweetness and a little grainy.

Taste - It's quite sweet, but a strange sweetness I can't exactly describe. Has a strong metallic flavor to it too.. along with a corn-like flavor in the finish. It's probably the sorghum?

Mouthfeel - Light body with medium carbonation. Very crisp.

Overall - It's quite drinkable.. but for some reason I usually get heartburn from this beer.

jsisko01, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Chaz
3.4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant, bright copper in color, topped with a two fingered off white head of average duration. Lacing is evident in the glass, and is fairly significant, making for a visually appealing presentation.

The nose is fairly robust and rich, malty even (although no barley malts were used in the process). My immediate impression is of a Märzen: light toffee notes and a faint impression of honey immediately after decanting.

Almost sweet on the first sip but lightly tangy as well, and with an even balance of good and "interesting" fruit and vegetable notes. I'm getting something like a cross between the lycopene of a tomato and the earth husk of a gourd, which is not unpleasant, just interesting. There are also fruity esters (citric-orange) and light honey notes. There are also light anise notes and a lightly cidery, vinuous character. Interesting . . .

On the palate it's a bit soft and lightly brisk, barely coating the tongue with a semi-sweet maltose/dextrose-like character. Sweet honey notes linger in the aromatic portion of the palate, along with a light vegetal character.

Drinkability is considerably better than I'd expected, although the seems nothing like a lager, bearing more of the characteristics of an ale. Altogether I'd say that it makes for a good tipple at the end of a long day. On the other hand I am not affected by celiacs disorder, and those who are might prefer a more readily-available Bud Light. But I'll raise one in Anheuser-Busch's name for doing their part to do some good for a growing market segment.

Chaz, Dec 08, 2007
Photo of tdm168
3.38/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light clear amber. Smells sweet and yeasty. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated.

Overall, this is not a good beer. It's better than most Anheuser-Busch products and it's much better than most gluten free beers. Having no allergies, it's not one I want to try again.

tdm168, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.38/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic. Julian date of 09215 (Aug. 03) on label. Also presents the Nutrition Facts. Interesting...

A - Totally clear light golden amber with next to no bubbles rising up. Starts with a big fluffy off-white head that lowers slowly to a thin layer and leaves lacing on the sides of the glass.

S - An obvious lack of typical beer ingredients on the nose with a low hop presence and a tiny touch of soap. Not terrible.

T - I first noticed the addition of some sort of artificial sweetener that doesn't seem to belong. Besides that it really seems to come as close to a "real" beer as possible. Finishes with a light beer / soda flavor. Hmm...

M - Light bodied and somewhat oily, it's very crisp with a sharp carbonation bite to the finish.

D - I wouldn't really want more than one of these but if I couldn't have gluten, it wouldn't be a bad option.

[I must say I love the label design of this beer. Very well done. (Not the one pictured.)]

BeerFMAndy, Oct 14, 2009
Redbridge from Anheuser-Busch
62 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.