Redd's Blueberry Ale
Miller Brewing Co.

Redd's Blueberry AleRedd's Blueberry Ale
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #879
ABV:
5%
Score:
76
Ranked #46,713
Avg:
3.22 | pDev: 25.47%
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Ratings:
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Redd's Blueberry Ale
Redd's Blueberry is a crisp and clean beer with the perfect balance of tart blueberry and apple flavors to leave you satisfied with every refreshing sip. Available for a limited time!

Ingredients: Water, corn syrup (dextrose), barley malt, yeast, hop extract, sucrose, citric acid, malic acid, natural flavor, caramel color, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (added for freshness).
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Photo of JimboBrews54
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What is this, a want to be Blakes or a want to be weird version of Angry Orchard. I have tried to figure this one out and it still is a strange flavor profile. I think it reminds of weirdly skunked cider than it does beer.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 6-pack $8.29 Don Quijote
Smell of blueberries
Clear golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium-light carbonation
Blueberry flavors reminds me of blueberry flavored gum, slight tartness, not overly sweet like the malt liquor fruit flavor types
Overall it delivers on what it says it is. Not for me, but I am not it's target audience.

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Photo of taters21
2.6/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear golden color, lots of carbonation, no head at all.
Smells yeasty, of blueberries, and corn syrup, think IHOP blueberry pancakes syrup.
The blueberry flavor isn't as overly sweet as I thought, and dies fast in the mouth leaving nothing else, kindof good.
Mouthfeel is light, yet juicy, best part about this beverage so far.
Overall, not as terrible as I expected but not great either, mildly acceptable is party circumstances.

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Photo of ordybill
3.02/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light gold color with a small white head. The aroma is a very heavy fake sweet blyeberry smell. The taste matches the nose.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.9/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I will try to make this short an to the point. To me this was like one of those flavored ciders. Not a bad thing at all when yo want one. Just does not seem like a beer.
Color is gold with no head and light carbonation.
Smells very sweet and fruity with a rush of blueberry up front.
Taste is of tart apples with a touch of blueberry in the back of the taste.
Mouth is light with a dry finish.
Overall this was a winner with me. Seriously I picked this up for $6 a 12 pack at my grocer because the expiration date stamped on the bottle was 10-30. I picked up two twelve packs and me and the wife will gladly enjoy these cider/ale beer things.

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Photo of pat61
1.5/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is packaged to look like a craft beer but Google Redds and it is inside a building owned by MillerCoors. It has ale on the label but it bears as much resemblance to an ale as an egg McMuffin has to an omelet. Barley Malt is listed 3rd on the ingredient list after corn syrup so it is mostly fermented corn syrup. The malt is added so it is classified as a malt beverage instead of a wine for tax purposes. It tastes and smells like an artificially flavored soda pop and not a very good one. This is what you get when a chemist, an accountant and an advertising executive sit down and design a product for teenage girls.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

SeCANdly, but since The CANQuest (tm) trumps all, the CAN.

From the CAN: "Limited Pick"; "Special Release"; "An Exceptionally Crisp Blueberry Ale".

I love getting back into The CANQuest, especially since everything begins with the Crack!, followed by a Glug, whether inverted or otherwise. The drawback to these pounder CANs is that if I CANduct an inverted Glug, the sheer volume CAN be tough to CANtrol, but I attempted it anyway. Once more, I got a fizzy, foamy finger of bone-white head with limited retention. Head retention does not seem to be a priority in this series. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). In this case, I had to lean in for a sniff as the odor was not as pronounced as when I unscrewed the bottle's cap. The blueberry scent was softer here, commingled with a biscuity maltiness to make me think of blueberry muffins or blueberry pancakes or blueberry bread, all of which are favorites of mine. Likewise, the apple scent was not as pronounced, either. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium, a bit bigger than from the bottle. The taste was full-on blueberry with a light, underlying tartness that I may or may not have been able to identify as apple. This was MUCH more like it! The blueberry flavor simply Pop!ped throughout, but I guess that it requires that you like blueberries. I do, so it was really a pleasant experience for me. Finish was semi-dry, which may seem counterintuitive to some, but fruit in alcohol usually does not impart a lot of sweetness. I had wondered about this one, which is why I originally had it after Raspberry, but that one does not have an approved pic. Peach & Strawberry may be sweet, but only time & tasting will tell. Edge to the CAN in this case.

First, the bottle. From the Bottle: "An Exceptionally Crisp Blueberry Ale".

I was again denied the Pop! of the cap, thanks to a screwed-up screw-off twist top. Once I got it off, the smell of blueberry was evident, even before my aggro pour. I got just better than a finger of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head that lasted about as long as a cool breeze on a summer day. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. As I leaned in for a sniff, I realized that the blueberry was not as pronounced on the nose as when I initially opened the bottle. The apple could also be easily perceived. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste was an odd, jangly amalgam of tart and sweet with the apple having a tartness that hit initially with the sweetness of the blueberry underlying it. Finish, on the other hand, was just the opposite with the tart of the apple becoming an afterthought, leaving me with a blueberry sweetness that was unabating. I have to hand it to them in that they managed to strike a good balance of flavors so that each one was perceptible. I am especially curious to see how Raspberry & Ginger taste alongside Apple. In the interim, I have a CAN of this one to drink next!

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Photo of Fowdy
3.02/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a very filtered golden color. No head and no lacing at all.

Smell: Blueberry, apple

Taste: Apple and blueberry. Nothing else comes through.

Feel: Carbonation is light. It is crisp and if it's cold then it is refreshing.

Overall: I used to love redds apple ale. This spin off doesn't make it any better. Don't expect any complexities and you can enjoy one once in a while.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.42/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is not my style of ale at all. My wife likes it so I tried one. It was sweet and did taste like blueberry, but an apple cider with blueberry not an ale with blueberry. It was a hot day outside and the drink was cold so it worked okay for me. Not something I would personally buy but hey, it's better than a regular Miller for sure.

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Photo of Babalu614
2.98/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From bottle. Light golden color, aroma of apples, very fruity. Very crisp with tastes of apple and a hint of blueberry with some carbonation. Not impressed with this cider.

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Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of apple cider, blueberries. Taste is the same, with a whole lot of sugar. Damn that's sweet. Feels light bodied in the mouth and overall, an ok beer, but sweet enough to send you into diabetic shock.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is blueberries, apple skin and slight cloying sweetness. The flavor is blueberries/fruit/jolly rancher, malts and a mix of sweet and tart in the finish.

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Photo of 300zzipp
3.84/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden color,smell is pleasant. Taste reminds me of a wine cooler with a blue berry after taste. Overall a pleasant alternative to other beers particularly as a BOGO, which made it an outstanding value. If you like apple brews you will like this beer.

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Photo of Pegasus
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Clear deep gold in color, with a modest off-white head, which soon fades to a dusting on the surface. A modest ring of foam is present on the surface at the glass wall.. Thin clumps of lacing are present on the glass walls., Sparse, fat bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Candy-like blueberry and apple notes dominate the aroma. The effect is similar to that of Jolly Rancher candies.

Taste: The taste begins with strong apple flavors, a bit tangy, like one would expect from a Jonathan apple, there is some blueberry flavor as well, but it is quite secondary to the apple. There is also a candy-like quality to the taste, again, like Jolly Rancher candies. As the taste progresses, there seems to be a slight alcohol note. The taste finishes, finally, with a flourish of blueberries, which seems quite natural.

Mouth feel: Soft and full, with little carbonation felt.

Drinkability/notes: This is in no sense a traditional ale, but on a hot summer say, its not bad, and actually less displeasing than many competing flavored malt beverages.

Presentation: Packaged in a clear glass (!) twelve-ounce long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Spikester
3.76/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear golden with a small white head that leaves quickly.
Smell is blueberry.
Taste is sweet blueberry with some tart apple. There is a light ale or lager aspect but no hops detected. Maybe a touch of white bread malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with strong carbonation. Finish is sweet with some tartness.
Overall a tasty product but probably not going to buy it again. I found a single bottle in Portland, OR. The last one in the store! Best by date was Nov. 07, 2016.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Redd's Blueberry Ale has a thin, quickly fizzed away, white head, no lacing, and a clear, golden appearance, with a few stray bubbles. Aroma is of pale malt and a slight fruit smell. Taste is of mild, white bread, some fruit flavor, and a touch of tart. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and the finish is very crisp.

RJT

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Photo of buschbeer
3.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a can glass

This "beer" looks like carbonated apple juice. It foamed as it was poured, but the head dissipated very quickly.

It smells like cider with an artificial blueberry scent.

It tastes like cider with a blueberry dum dum sucker dissolved in it.

Thin mouthfeel

It is about as easy drinking as they come. It is pretty sweet though.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.34/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"You can tell it's juice...carbonated, delicious juice," my girlfriend says.

Redd's Limited Blueberry Ale pours a light golden color, the same color in its crystal clear bottle, and a head that barely forms but most certainly disappears while it's being poured.

Smells like cereal, namely Apple Jacks and a little Fruit Loops action. Remember the grainy aromas that erupt once you open the bag? Yeah, that too. That being said, mostly artificial fruitiness and grains.

Flavor is a mixture of apple juice and crushed blueberries, in fact there's no beer element to it at all. A very nice sour pucker ends the profile nicely. I hate to admit how much I like this despite the fact that it has no beer essence. This drinks way too easy and it would be no chore at all to drink six of these in a session.

Feel is heavily carbonated, juicy and sugary like apple juice, and ends wet and sparkling.

Blueberry Ale is all over the place but somehow it seems to come together as an enjoyable beverage. I'd have it again, don't stone me, I know it's not a DIPA, but let's be real - sometimes you just gotta drink the fun stuff.

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Photo of Aoyoc
1.25/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I was lured in by not having tried anything by Redd's and by a very good blueberry lager by Blue Point. I thought i'd give this a try; now I wish I hadn't.

The smell is unpleasant.
The look is mediocre.
The taste is very sour and way too sweet. Blueberry after taste is the best part of this beer.
Feels like a soft drink in the mouth.

This was hard to down.
Will not buy again.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
2.43/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle, best by AUG 29, 16 on the label. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Not expecting much out of this one honestly.

Poured into my new Stroh's can glass, courtesy of the local Goodwill.

A - Same as it appears in the clear glass bottle: a golden apple juice color with a minor conjuration of bubbles that leaves a small ring around the edges. Looks more like an apple juice than it does beer.

S - An artificial blueberry aroma greets the senses upon uncapping. In the glass, it offers up notes of canned artificial blueberry pie filling, notes of green apple jolly ranchers, mildly fumy. No natural blueberry aroma to be found in this whatsoever, and nothing that resembles traditional bready malts, hops, or yeast presence either.

T - Taste follows the nose: crisp artificial blueberry flavor; tastes more like flavored soda than it does an actual beer. Flavors of blueberry freeze pop, syrup, & sugar. Very artificially sweet & sticky. Reminds me of a convenience store blueberry icee in beer form. Cheap & artificial tasting all around; there is nothing natural about this.

M - Feel is smooth & crisp, i will admit, and it does go down nice and easy. Not terribly quenching however, it leaves much to be desired. Sweet & sugary, some might say cloying. Very sticky & artificial in every way possible.

Overall, very not recommended. A 'limited pick' and rightly so. Avoid.

Redd's Blueberry Ale -----2/5.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.77/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Redd's Blueberry Ale brewed by Miller Brewing Co., with an ABV of 5.00% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color, with a small white head. The head to this brew goes away fast. Blueberry Ale has the look of most Redd's brews on the market. I'm not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Redd's Blueberry Ale is rich with , blueberry, with apple sweetness. You also pick up on a hit grains and malts in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is bitter, sweet. You pick up on the slight bitterness of blueberry, and the nice sweetness of of apple. There is alot going on in Redd's Blueberry Ale, it has a nice nice smooth bitter, sweet taste to it. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel of Redd's Blueberry Ale is bold, clean, smooth and refreshing. This is one of the more enjoyable Redd's brews on the market. Overall I'm giving Redds Blueberry Ale a 3.75 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. There is just something about this mix I like . Miller Brewing Co., did a nice job with his one. Thank You Miller Brewing Co.

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Redd's Blueberry Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 73 ratings