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Redbridge - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
63
poor

371 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 26.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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acrawf6

Louisiana

3.03/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2007 23:45:02 | More by acrawf6
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SargeC

Japan

3.03/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2007 05:17:49 | More by SargeC
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mralphabet

Virginia

2.13/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 02:19:25 | More by mralphabet
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-12-2014 04:32:20 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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kegger22

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear orange with a respectable head that faded to a patchy skin. The aroma was mildly malt. The taste was citrus, more lemon that grapefruit, with a carbonated malty after taste. The feel was light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Drinkability was good.

I had bought this by mistake and when I noticed the "Gluten Free" and realized who the brewer was, I thought Oh oh. Redbridge was surprisingly good though. Better than a lot of other craft/import lagers (red or otherwise). Don't get me wrong, this is not my new go to beer, but I find it very respectable.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 18:01:12 | More by kegger22
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bundy462

Texas

2/5  rDev -24.2%

06-07-2014 22:18:28 | More by bundy462
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DruC4

Michigan

2/5  rDev -24.2%

06-18-2012 19:38:02 | More by DruC4
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Bill235

Ohio

2/5  rDev -24.2%

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

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

07-24-2012 20:37:48 | More by Lynn
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matty

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +30.7%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 03:08:17 | More by matty
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Dave1999

North Carolina

1.6/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours a deep orange colour with a very thin head which disappears in seconds.

A very slight sweet smell but can't smell much at all.

Tastes slightly sweet a little bitter but not much going on.

Feels very carbonated and thin, similar to carbonated water.

Won't be buying this again, the worst of the gluten free beers I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 16:26:03 | More by Dave1999
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +42%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Apart from a lacking head (its a little old, so I'll forgive) this beer looks pretty good. Nice active carbonation, clear body, and a nice amber-golden coloring.

S: Smells...not amazing. A little grainy breadiness, a little hops, maybe, but not much. There is something maybe a little solventy, perhaps a yeast byproduct or maybe the sorghum. Either way, not something I'm liking. It's a little sweet actually, sort of anti-freeze like.

T: The taste is really not that bad. A little sweet, but the sorghum gives off a corn like taste. This seriously reminds me of sweet corn. Though, no, now I'm getting that solvent yucky taste. Not terrible, but not great. I would give this beer another shot.

M: Your typical mass produced amber lager body...not enough.

D: Deffinately drinkable and I will recommend this to people with gluten problems.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 18:50:50 | More by mdwalsh
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irishgreensoda

Washington

1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

11-20-2012 22:14:26 | More by irishgreensoda
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +51.5%

07-04-2012 23:04:28 | More by Dapperticus
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happygnome

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: clear amber-orange color with about a halfinch of head that dissapeared fast and left a good amount of lacing
s: kind of a sweet malty beer with deffinate tones of earthyness
t: like the aroma, sweet with some deffinate earthy hop notes
m: medium bodied and very smooth, little carbonation

overall this is the first gluten free beer that ive had that i know about, and it isnt too bad

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2007 18:43:16 | More by happygnome
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ale207

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

09-28-2013 01:28:33 | More by ale207
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +13.6%

01-05-2012 03:24:56 | More by BigCheese
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jharris0624

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-12-2012 08:37:09 | More by jharris0624
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mjurney

Texas

2.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance:
Dark gold color, clear. Good amount of small bubbles rising up. Thin head.

Aroma:
Faint. Sweetness, red apple, hint of corn.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Some malts flavor, a little corn, buttery. Bitterness is very mild. Finish is super dry. Very light bodied, very dry, metallic, rough.

Overall:
It's a below average beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 17:02:50 | More by mjurney
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Ricochet

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2nd "Sorghum" beer I've tried. Poured a light amber, with very little bubbles and a good lace, smelled faintly like a can, a little alcohol, not much else, other than a note of soap suds? Okay. Mouth was very watery but there was a bitterness and a a little thickness to this, not bad. Taste, well, I'll be. it's pretty good. It's along the lines of Yuengling, some hops bite and and a decent profile for the alcohol, a small bit of metallic and a strong toasty malt flavor.

Very good AB. I'd say this is better than most your stuff, refreshing. Not something I'd get again, but I respect this for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 07:15:59 | More by Ricochet
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3/5  rDev +13.6%

05-01-2013 22:10:36 | More by Bear1964
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emwild12

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

08-09-2013 10:10:27 | More by emwild12
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tubeyes

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

12-19-2012 06:05:13 | More by tubeyes
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mickeymac

California

3.48/5  rDev +31.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2007 05:38:17 | More by mickeymac
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ruckus232

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 00:35:55 | More by ruckus232
Redbridge from Anheuser-Busch
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