Redd's Raspberry Ale
Miller Brewing Co.

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Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
3.49 | pDev: 15.19%
May 06, 2019
Mar 04, 2017
Redd's Raspberry AleRedd's Raspberry Ale
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Clear medium golden in color, with a small white head, which fades to the vanishing point in mere seconds. Lacing is all but non-existent, Fat bubbles cling to the glass walls, There are streams of fine-beaded carbonation, that drift lazily to the surface. Fat bubbles cling to the glass walls.

Aroma: An all-but-overwhelming note of green Jolly Rancher candy presents. There is a hint of alcohol, as well.After a time, there is a pleasant note of natural raspberries.

Taste: Upon sipping, the first impression is of green apples, rather like a cider made from Granny Smith green apples. As the taste progresses, a somewhat candy-like raspberry presents, calling to mind the hard candies of childhood, ubiquitous in living room candy dishes. As the taste progresses, the raspberry assumes a more natural note, and is at its most pleasing. The finish is a bit dry, with lingering notes of very natural raspberry.

Mouth feel: Somewhat thin, with soft and pleasant carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: overall, better than expected, and it seems to improve a bit as it warms. Not that bad, and would be refreshing on a hot Texas summer day.

Presentation: Packaged in a clear glass (!) twelve-ounce long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a South America-style Pilsener glass.
May 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Caveworm from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Redd's Raspberry Ale | Miller Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this has no head, nor lacing, and a golden body.

I smell the featured fruit of this brew. Doesn't seem overpowering.

Tastes like black raspberry ice cream. This is very enjoyable without being too sweet or heavy.

Light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I choose to rate Redd's Raspberry Ale | Miller Brewing Co. with an overall 4.5
Apr 09, 2019
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Redd's Raspberry 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. Raspberry 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 Raspberry Ale is rich with , Raspberry , with apple sweetness. You also pick up on a hit grains and malts in the smell of this brew. Hops are little to none in the smell. Now for the taste, it is bitter, sweet. You pick up on the slight bitterness of Raspberry, and the nice sweetness of of apple. There is alot going on in Redd's Raspberry Ale, it has a nice nice smooth bitter, sweet taste to it. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. The body of this brew is a solid medium. This brew would go nice on a warm day or dinner. The mouthfeel of Redd's Raspberry Ale is Raspberry, Apple, bold, clean, smooth and refreshing. This is one of the more enjoyable Redd's brews on the market. Overall I'm giving Redds Raspberry 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.
Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 3.38 by Grupatre from Michigan

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 3.02 by BeerCon5 from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2018
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a Lagunitas Mason glass

L: Clear golden rose pour. No significant head or lacing. Good legs/carbonation.

S: Apple cider and raspberry. Fruity.

T/F: Follows the nose. Drinks more like a cider than a beer. A little on the sweet side... apple cider and raspberry. Nothing complex. Light in body... zesty carbonation.

O: Your girlfriend will love it. It felt good on a sore throat... not something I'd seek out but better than I'd expected.
Jan 10, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 2.41 by cynewulf from Kentucky

Oct 18, 2017
Rated: 3.61 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Jul 31, 2017
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Aroma is raspberries and slightly artificial sugar. The flavor is raspberries, fruit, slightly artificial sugar, malts and a mix of tart and sweet in the finish.
Jul 28, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | 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.

The CAN may be seCANd, but The CANQuest always comes first!

From the CAN: "An Exceptionally Crisp Raspberry Ale".

Hmm. I notice that there is no longer any mention of apples. That's okay by me since I CANnot see what the value added to raspberry ale might be. The CAN is stunning with red, black & white graphics & the Crack! brought a smile to my face. It went against my basic tenets to CANduct an inverted Glug with a 16-fl. oz. CAN, but I was just so excited that I could not help myself! I was disappointed by its inability to create anything more than a finger of foamy, fizzy, bone-white head that acted like pop vice ale. Boo! Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was redolent with raspberry & so evocative of my late-paternal grandmother's backyard in the summer. She was extremely patient & sharing with all of us grandchildren as we would have at the bushes with CANbandon. It was only towards the end of the growing season that she grew more judicious & started laying them in for pies, cakes & especially, preserves. I CANpleted a HomeEc home CANning project with her one year, being as that her house was just up the street from the high school. Mouthfeel was medium, just a step or two above thin/watery. Let's not mince here. The taste was SO evocative of those summer raspberries that I wanted to cry in memory. I could feel their little beads & that hairy quality on my tongue as they exploded between my teeth with this burst of tartness that was so unlike other berries. Goldang, this was GOOD! Finish was tart and dry & just the remedy for the increasing humidity on a hot summer's day. Would I put this in my beach-bound cooler? As my colleague, Park, puts it: "No shame in my game!" Heck, yes!

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

Once again, I was thwarted in my desire to Pop! the cap by a screwed-up screw-top bottle! Grr. I took out my frustration by employing an aggro pour, but even that only resulted in a quick finger of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head that acted like pop & dissipated almost as quickly as I poured. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like the red raspberries that used to grow in my late-paternal grandmother's backyard garden! OMFG. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full. The taste was nothing but raspberry, leading me to wonder if they abandoned the inclusion of apples altogether. No matter. This was the one that I was really looking forward to since I know what raspberries in an alcohol solution are like - if you are looking for a sweet beer, look elsewhere! This was as tart as anything else involving raspberries that I have tried, including my maternal uncle's homemade wine. Phew! To say that it was attention-getting would be selling it short. Loads of tart, slightly puckering red raspberries were just going to town in this one. Finish was dry & tart & highly refreshing on a hot summer's day. Now, to see what the CANned version is like.
Jul 24, 2017
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Redd’s Raspberry Ale has a thin, quickly-dissipating head of off-white, fizzy foam, a clear, highly-bubbly, yellow-gold (champagne) appearance, and no glass lacing. The aroma is of raspberry juice, with and underlying blonde ale base, and the flavor is the same, with noticeable tartness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Redd’s Raspberry Ale finishes crisp and easy going.

May 16, 2017
Rated: 2.7 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Mar 04, 2017
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