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Redbridge - Anheuser-Busch

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390 Ratings

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 26.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 22 | 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 twiggamortis420


2.63/5  rDev +0.4%

Another gluten free offering and it appears this one is made with sorghum as the sole grain, I hope this is better than the Green's Quest I had a while back. Pours a very light, crystal clear copper color with a nice, large light beige head that fades at an average clip and leaves some lacing on the glass. Not a bad looking beer at all.

Nose consists mainly of mild earthy and pine hops and a bit of sweetness, which I am assuming is a sorghum type aroma as I have no idea what malted sorghum smells like.

Taste is interesting, quite earthy with a fair amount of leafy hop flavor. There is definitely plenty of sweetness there, but it is not overly distracting. It has some grape flavors in it and lends itself a mild wine-like characteristic. Without the malted barley, it really loses quite a bit of the qualities that make a beer a beer. It is far removed from an amber ale, but I feel that I am rating this one more as a gluten free offering. Way better than the only other gluten-free beer I have had. Unfortunately, I think if I was intolerant to gluten, I would not drink any beer at all and probably stick to wine.

09-05-2009 18:48:39 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of speter

New Jersey

2.63/5  rDev +0.4%

A: Pours a clear copper red with a two-finger tan head that fades to virtually nothing, leaving no lacing to speak of.

S: The nose is actually quite impressive. There's a rich toffee-like candy and an interesting yeastiness that almost hints at Belgium. No real hop aroma, but it smells much better than Bud ever did.

T: Most beers start sweet and then develop or not. This one starts with virtually no taste at all, then develops to a cloying artificial sweetness. Then an odd dryness kicks in just after the mid-palate. The finish returns to the cloying saccharine sweetness, which persists well into the aftertaste.

M: Light-to-medium bodied with light carbonation.

O: By now, I've had most of the major gluten-free beers (we have a friend with Celiac's, and as a brewer, I'm curious about sorghum-based beers). I truly do believe that the American lager styles simply don't work well for gluten-free. The Belgian styles I find to be better, and I believe that somebody can make a decent sorghum stout, but for some reason the market seems to be driven by people wanting a gluten-free Bud.

10-31-2011 22:40:22 | More by speter
Photo of fischerking

2.68/5  rDev +2.3%

Redbridge Gluten-Free Sorghum Beer from Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO.

This beer had an odd taste, not necessarily awful, but not good, guessing it's the sorghum. Sweet up front and bitter at the end. Sweet smell.

I drank it out of a bottle from Kroger in Knoxville, TN on 12/21/2012 from a create your own 6-pack.


12-22-2012 01:29:46 | More by fischerking
Photo of warmstorage


2.68/5  rDev +2.3%

12 ounce bottle.

Pours a bright clear medium amber. Moderate head, minimal lacing. Heads dissipates rapidly.

Smells like beer, an accomplishment for fluten free brewing. A little bready, a little hoppy-earthy.

Thin, clean, uninteresting, unimpressive. Finishes with a nice earthy hoppy spiciness, but that's about the only good thing about the clean, boring, thin taste.

Mouth is sort of tingly, a little warm/spicy, but only average interesting.

Having had just about every other gluten free beer on the market, and many AB 'specialty' products, this is a deeply mediocre offering. From a company that could, if it gave half of a shit about quality, turn out truly great products, it's horribly disappointing. From a company that is continuously trying to reacquire market share, it's horribly predictable.

The fact that it tastes essentially like Bud is impressive, but also sad.

This beer, on balance, is sad.

04-03-2007 04:20:30 | More by warmstorage
Photo of Knapp85


2.68/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured out as a reddish amber color with a fizzy white head on top. No head retention or lacing here. The Smell is different, it's not exactly grainy but I think I can tell that it has something in there since its gluten free. There are some yeast aromas and maybe a touch of hops but nothing else really. The taste of the beer is rather bland in my opinion, the flavors are earthy and nothing really pops out otherwise. The mouthfeel is arbonated and light bodied, drinkable but not really all that pleasing. Overall it was decent but nothing I would purchase in the future.

09-03-2012 16:33:02 | More by Knapp85
Photo of HardcoreKeith


2.68/5  rDev +2.3%

Bottle into Sam Adams glass.

Nice golden color. Hardly any head, what's there quickly disappears. Smells faintly of a little noble hop. The taste is grassy, carbonic, astringent. The astringency carries through to the aftertaste. The taste is bitter or acidic, in an unrefined sort of way. If I squint the right way or chug it without thought to the flavor it almost tastes like beer. Let it linger in your mouth for a moment, though, and you'll catch the full range of grass.

As it warms slightly, the biting carbonation reduces a little and it becomes more palatable.

05-21-2008 04:10:55 | More by HardcoreKeith
Photo of BeerBelcher


2.7/5  rDev +3.1%

This beer has the most bizarre odor. It smells like an empty grain silo. Flavor is actually not awful for a gluten-free beer, and is the best of the ones I've had. If I had a gluten allergy and I didn't succumb to a lack-of-beer-depression, I would drink this.

Appearance is a crystal clear light red. Head is present (a plus) although small and commercial looking. Flavor is faint and watery but lightly hoppy. Mouthfeel is slick and thin, like too warm public swimming pool water.

07-27-2007 21:25:35 | More by BeerBelcher
Photo of beerfairy


2.7/5  rDev +3.1%

A- Clear dark golden close to copper color. Moderate sized head.

S- Earthy, woody, spicey smell

T- Slightly dry and tart. Tastes like sorghum syrup.

M- Medium-light body with high carbonation.

D- Not something I'd buy or drink on a regular basis. Would only drink it if it were the last available chioce.

09-23-2008 22:45:30 | More by beerfairy
Photo of BadRockBeer


2.73/5  rDev +4.2%

This beer pours a deep copper in color with a mild white head. At first waft all I smell is a metallic note. I smell again and get a mild hit of green apple. The taste is very similar to the nose, quite mild however I do taste an apparent green apple flavor. The after taste is that of the bottle cap, metal! Body is light with a nice tingly effervescents. Not really for me but if you can't have wheat or barley, drink up!

11-12-2007 05:00:02 | More by BadRockBeer
Photo of WissBrauSean


2.73/5  rDev +4.2%

The bottle looks nice. I like the label, but it's a useless screw top.

It pours a clear thin amber colour with very little head that disappears pretty quick and leaves no lacing.

The aroma is almost medicinal and apple-like with some caramel sweet base to it with notes of fresh white bread. I can't get past the medicinal hint up front.

The taste is basically like a thin apple cider with some of that sorghum flavor that tastes a bit like licking an orange peel. There is a black peppery finish with some decent dryness.

Mouthfeel is thin with that familiar sorghum slimy feel on the tongue. It's overly carbonated and I think that lends to the medicine like smell and feel to this beer. It almost smells like when you open up a fresh band-aid or use that topical antiseptic Mercurochrome? Iodine maybe. Mixed with lysol. It's just not that good. After a Pliny the Elder I don't even want to drink this to tell the truth. I'm being hard on it though as I do believe that I have had one worse from New Planet.

Overall, average for a Gluten Free. If you class it with real ambers like they have it on Beer Advocate it would be pure sh!t. I'd only give it a 2 tops. But for a Gluten Free, a 3 out of 5.

03-17-2013 04:08:53 | More by WissBrauSean
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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

05-23-2014 02:37:05 | More by CAD22
Photo of Brent


2.75/5  rDev +5%

Poured a coppery-red. Nominal head. Vague aroma hinting at caramel and apple cider. Mouthfeel was thin and a bit watery. Caramel malt flavor that called to mind an ale made with canned malt and a Mr. Beer kit. A bit of apple-ish flavor in the background. Finish was clean to the point of being flavorless. While all of this sounds bad, overall, the beer was acceptable, just not good.

04-09-2007 13:15:42 | More by Brent
Photo of huxcrunner

New York

2.75/5  rDev +5%

This beer is a light amber color with no lacing and little head, it has a sweeter aroma with cood carbination, it has a watery taste because its gulten free it has an off flavor or less flavor then a regulair beer, overall if you had a problem with gluten this might not be bad but if you dont and you enjoy your beer you should go for a different beer

01-22-2011 22:19:01 | More by huxcrunner
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2.75/5  rDev +5%

11-06-2013 02:49:35 | More by cbcrunch
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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

08-05-2012 04:06:00 | More by Doyle
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2.75/5  rDev +5%

08-20-2013 00:10:32 | More by AnitaBrewski
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2.75/5  rDev +5%

10-23-2013 01:22:46 | More by TR0219
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +5%

12-20-2012 20:16:13 | More by lightfool
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West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev +5%

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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +5%

04-12-2014 21:22:30 | More by abcdefghijkyle
Redbridge from Anheuser-Busch
63 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.