Redd's Green Apple Ale
Miller Brewing Co.

Redd's Green Apple AleRedd's Green Apple Ale
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Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #443
Ranked #29,473
3.09 | pDev: 19.09%
Feb 14, 2022
Mar 02, 2015
Redd's Green Apple AleRedd's Green Apple Ale
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Rated: 3.05 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Clear medium golden orange body, with a small white head, which soon collapses into nothingness. Lacing is all but absent, with only sparse, scattered, fine-beaded bubbles. The carbonation is slight, offering only a few fat bubbles, drifting lazily to the surface.

Aroma: I can only say that this smalls like Jolly Rancher Sour Green Apple candies dissolved in vodka.

Taste: Its green apple from start to finish, including the rind, Sweet alcohol offers a backdrop, but it is as supporting player, and does not dominate. Surprisingly little warmth is present from the alcohol. Finishes with a juicy, sour and sweet green apple note,

Mouth feel: Surprisingly full, and pleasant, with just a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: More a cider than an ale, I think, but Miller Brewing Company calls it an ale, so an ale it is. That being said, it is cheap, well less than three dollars, and good, so to complain seems like being a scold.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-four ounce aluminum can, served in a South American-style Pilsener glass,
Nov 02, 2018
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Reviewed by LoveGame from Texas

2.39/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
I'm glad people like this one and I'm no one to take that away from you, but for my friends and I one night a few years ago, it was not for us.

It was AKon 2015. Three of my friends and I were going to go to Friday night's rave and decided to pick up some dranks for pre-gaming. The liquor store was closed, so we took a sweltering walk (2015 had a crazy hot summer here in Texas) to a corner store. My dude Jim wanted Angry Orchard, but this was the closest thing they had. We lugged two six-packs home and honestly weren't impressed.

Maybe we got a bad batch or it just wasn't our thing. Obviously tasted nothing like AO as it's an apple ale and not a cider, that's a given. It just had this really stale, bitter taste combined with artificial green apple. We only finished about eight of them between us with me drinking the most of it. In my own personal opinion it wasn't horrible, just really disappointing as I usually love green/sour apple drinks. My friends on the other hand, weren't fans at all. Had to let them have some of my Myx.

Not dissing anyone who likes this, it just wasn't my thing.
Mar 23, 2018
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

2.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Appearance: Pale amber. Little suds and no lace. Feels very thin.

Aroma: Artificial green apple.

Taste: Sweet and a tad sour, appropriately. Green apple flavoring is pretty spot-on here, with a light caramel touch for balance. Body is thin, taste lingers a bit. Not altogether terrible.
Aug 26, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Incredible! I have been working diligently to eradicate The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody as well as getting The CANQuest (tm) back on track. This has enabled me to CANduct a number of brewery horizontals, but even I was incredulous when I realized that I have a slew of Redd's Ales of various stripes with which to not only perform a horizontal, but also a number of bottle/CAN side-by-sides.

From the CAN (seCANd, but The CANQuest trumps al): "An Exceptionally Crisp Apple Ale".

The Crack! was really loud & so I took my ChANces & CANducted an inverted Glug, but to no avail. The fizzing, bone-white head dissipated so quickly into wisps that I found myself wondering if it had even been there in the first place. Like I need hallucinations on top of everything else! Nose had the tart scent of a Green Apple Jolly Rancher CANdy. Mmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, slightly bigger than it had been from a bottle. The taste was evocative of Granny Smith apples, tart, but not overwhelming. You could slice them & eat them with cheddar cheese, but I always preferred them for baking into pies. They hold up well & add a tart dimension to the dessert. In fact, I was suddenly wishing that I had a morsel of cheese to acCANpany this beer. This one was head & shoulders over its earlier, regular Apple CANterpart, plus it was in a CAN! Finish was lightly tart, very dry & quite refreshing. I could really get behind this one.

From the Bottle (first): "An Exceptionally Crisp Apple Ale".

Once more, I was denied even the Pop! of the cap as this had yet another screwed-up screw-top cap. Grrr. I performed a quick, aggro pour which produced a brief finger of fizzy, bone-white head with very low retention. Hmm. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like a green apple Jolly Rancher, but it was in keeping with what I expected from this one. Mouthfeel was thin, not horribly watery, but lacking any kind of presence. The taste was tart, very evocative of green Granny Smith apples & while it may not have been my cuppa, it was spot on in terms of its flavor. Its tartness also imparted an inherent dryness, which really hit the spot on this hot, humid summer's day. Finish was dry, but not puckering. It was a really pleasant apple taste & I am anxious to see how it does from a CAN.
Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 3.22 by AccipiterofBeer from New York

Jan 02, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by jgiordano88 from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2017
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Reviewed by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
It's been at least six months since I've had a regular redds but from what i remember this one tastes almost exactly the same, this one might be a little bit more tart.
Dec 08, 2016
Rated: 1.8 by jp32 from Michigan

Nov 19, 2016
Rated: 3.21 by MizzouBrew from Missouri

Aug 27, 2016
Rated: 3.17 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Aug 11, 2016
Rated: 2 by dag1991 from Ohio

Jul 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Clear golden color with a instantly departing white head and no lace.
Smell is pungent green apple.
Taste is sweet tart and green apple. Think of Jolly Rancher green apple with a touch of SweeTarts candy combined.
Mouthfeel is light and very strong carbonation. Finish lightly dry and tart.
Overall a tasty drink. Not sure I could pick out any beer qualities though.
Jul 14, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

May 12, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by JonathanAlires from Idaho

Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by eddiestep from Georgia

Dec 24, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by Trackster219 from Maryland

Dec 19, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by crob3888 from California

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 2.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 06, 2015
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Reviewed by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Didn't pour it, but if you have a bottle, it's a clear bottle you know what it is.
Smelled like green apples.
Tasted sour and like green apple. Not much if any alcohol taste.
Smooth, crisp, refreshing, great on a hot day, or on a cold day sitting in the hot sun in your grandmothers kitchen.
Pretty good, but is it a beer? lol
Oct 19, 2015
Rated: 2.35 by Modernrickk from California

Sep 24, 2015
Rated: 2.56 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

Sep 15, 2015
Rated: 3.27 by Sandlin73 from Ohio

Aug 30, 2015
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Reviewed by chenpeng74 from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Watched on the TV and wanted to try it. Clear amber color in the glass, the same as in the bottle. Not may bubbles or foams though. Smells like green apple cide, a little pungy, quite sweet, definitely not like any typical beer aroma, or maybe just lacks of it. First taste is rather crispy, sweet and then a little sour. After that, it is just like an apple cider bought from Giant. Do not think it really has 5% ABV. I kind of like it, not as a true beer of course. Overall it is a different experience to me.
Aug 25, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by RandalFlagg from Virginia

Aug 24, 2015
Rated: 2.25 by brandoman63 from Illinois

Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 3.06 by kjkinsey from Texas

Aug 22, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Aug 13, 2015
Rated: 2.91 by suckaj from Florida

Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 3.36 by IchLiebeBierZu from Minnesota

Aug 05, 2015
Rated: 3.49 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Aug 03, 2015
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light golden amber color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades almost instantly, leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The beer smells almost dead on to a sour green apple jolly rancher. It has a sweet green apple taste mixed with a good deal of caramel and candied sugar sweetness. Other than these smells there is just a hint of a yeasty smell.

Taste – The taste is rather strong sweet but lightly soured green apple taste. There are also some flavors of a candied and sour sugar taste at the start, which again, give the overall flavor profile a jolly rancher/sour patch kid like apple sweet/tartness. With a little bit of a floral flavor and some light grain coming at the very end, one is left with a candied green apple taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. For the sweet and tart green apple candy flavors of the brew the feel is rather appropriate, making it a rather soda like drinker.

Overall – Again, like the rest of the reds this really isn’t too much of a beer, but resides much more on the sweet cider side of things. It is sweet and green apple jolly rancher like in flavor which makes for a good brew as a desert or a sweet snack, but if looking for something more beer like in nature I would say this is not for you.
Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 3 by Falcone from North Carolina

Jul 17, 2015
Rated: 2.72 by weaselface89 from Georgia

Jul 13, 2015
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

1.44/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
As a green apple flavored wine cooler this drink was great. But as an ale with a taste of green apple - not so much.

The Drink had absolutely no head to it no matter how hard I tried to pour one. There was absolutely no scent of ale to it, although he did have a very nice green apple odor. And did pack a decent punch but as a beer I was left completely lacking. Certainly not the worst thing I've ever had but certainly not a beer either, in my opinion.
Jul 09, 2015
Rated: 2.88 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Jul 03, 2015
Rated: 3.35 by Wasted_Youth from Indiana

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 3.29 by EZ_Peezy from Louisiana

Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 2.9 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 2.82 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

May 27, 2015
Redd's Green Apple Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 54 ratings