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Redd's Apple Ale | Miller Brewing Co.

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Redd's Apple AleRedd's Apple Ale
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Redd's Apple AleRedd's Apple Ale

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Pegasus on 11-18-2012

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Photo of CloudStrife
2.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best by July 22, 2013.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with no head whatsoever. Just a little bit of visible carbonation. Certainly no lacing.

S: Smells intensely of an apple cider, more of a fermented apple aroma than a fresh apple. A hint of vanilla and a lot of sweetness.

T: As anticipated this is full of apple flavor. Fairly one dimensional in flavor though. There is just a touch of yeastiness at the end. Not much malt or hopping really comes through. A sweetness permeates this beer from start to finish.

M: Different mouthfeel than a cider, not as carbonated or crisp. Seems to be little more ale like but is also a tad thin and watery.

Overall its really not as bad as I had anticipated. Refreshing for the summer but still not as good as a cider. Drink it before it warms.

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Photo of swgwilt
2.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.76/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Bouleboubier
2.77/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(poured into my trusty balloon)

A: loud and fizzy like a cider(?)... there is absolutely no foam to speak of - looks like a cider or juice... the liquid is crystal clear as you can see right through it to whatever's behind it with startling clarity

S: smells like an artificially-inseminated, naturally-flavored apple drink... you would never know this is supposedly beer (sorry, "ale")... smells like straight-up sparkling apple juice, nothing remotely reminiscent of beer

T: gotta say, it's not all that bad, for a carbonated apple juice - alcohol is fairly well hidden... perhaps sweetish at first, but it ends up being pretty dry... no hops, though mildly bitter and metallic... semi-sickly aftertaste of over-ripe Red Delicious skin... I'll admit, there is a presence of malt in the aftertaste, a flavor similar to the one Crabbie's Ginger Beer - it baffles me why Crabbie's is shunned from this site and this is not

M: lightly sharp, thin, dry-juicy... not terribly fizzy... modicum of malt body

O: I had quite a few weekend warriors order this at the bar this past weekend (we don't carry it, or any other alco-pop, for that matter)... the other bartender offered Unibroue Ephemere to one guest, and I laughed as I watched the couple make childish "yuck" faces, passing the glass back and forth before the guy, all watery-eyed, slammed back the last half, then they both bolted... I can't really compare this to any other apple-flavored beer because this is more a fruit-flavored malt beverage - I wonder why BA hasn't removed this from the site... I can't lie - it was tough not to finish the whole glass

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2.77/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I got this on a lark, just because I wanted something a little fruity, and as I was at a diner that serves beer, and everything else was your typical light beer fare, I thought I'd give this weak Miller product a try. The color is a light golden, very fizzy, with no head or lacing. The smell is of tinny apple, and the taste is similar, very light and carbonated, with a watery mix of water and... beer... maybe? Actually it tasted all right for what it is, not awful, not good either.

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2.77/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dcall384
2.78/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Drank this straight from the bottle. Appearance was a clear pale yellow. Smelled like an apple cider. The taste wasn't that bad. Tasted like cold apple cider. It was kind of refreshing on a hot summer Indiana day. The mouth feel was thin and fizzy. Overall, it is nothing to rave about but if I was in the mood for something with a different taste this isn't a bad choice.

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2.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TMoney2591
2.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Goin' for my third apple ale, the second with the focus being more on the apples than the malts (ostensibly...I mean, who know how far they went with "flavoring", right?). This stuff pours a clear pale amber topped by a a half-finger of short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose is a blast of watered-down apple juice, with a vein of mild caramel in the distance. The taste pretty much brings more of the same, but with an increased sense of blandness. Honestly, I expected a cider-like quality of apple with some spices or something, but this takes the spice-less path and them some. To sum: watered-down apple juice that wasn't all that great to begin with. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a feel I can only describe as sorta/kinda creamy. Overall, I just didn't get this beer. It certainly eschews the cider route, but it also goes away from the apple-y beer route as well, coming across as, like I've said before, a watered-down version of apple juice. Not my thing, this.

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2.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Saw this beer as a Super Bowl ad and was surprised to see it in the store the next day. The beer in my bottle looks nothing like the beer on display here: Mine is a bright golden color. The smell is of cider. It tastes like perhaps an apple shandy, that is, it tastes like cider and beer mixed together. It was not unpleasent, but I enjoy beer with more body (and hops).

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2.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had this at the Orlando Gaylord, pool side, in a can poured into a plastic cup.

Okay, first off, I don't think this is in any way an Ale. It's way more like a hard cider and that's how I'm going to review it.

A: clear golden colored body leaving a half finger white fizzy head that rapidly died. Lots of fast rising bubbles were seen.

S: apple cider with faint caramel in the background.

T: extremely sweet with apple cider and caramel dominating.

M: light with some harshness on the tongue. It was somewhat smooth as it warmed. It was very sessionable, leaving a sweet dry aftertaste and finish.

Ice cold on a hot day this can work but otherwise I'm staying away.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a Sockeye nonic...

A: Clear, straw gold. Nearly non-existent white head. Appears effervescent.

S: Cider and apple aromas. Sweet.

T: Cider and apple flavors. Sweet.

MF: Thin, watery body BUT somewhat crisp and refreshing.

O: I am reviewing a beer, so I'll knock this particular brew for lack of malt body, no balancing bitterness, and watery fruitiness. However to me it was also crisp and refreshing and light and didn't seem artificial. It just seemed...like a macro cider.

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Redd's Apple Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 1,057 ratings
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