Redd's Apple Ale | Miller Brewing Co.

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1,042 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Pegasus on 11-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,042
Reviews:
173
Avg:
2.69
pDev:
31.23%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
401
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,042 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of Rkpec12
4.53/5  rDev +68.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Awesome taste. Goes down like apple juice

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Photo of gabepesce
3.06/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of godawgs
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eddiefontaine13
4.55/5  rDev +69.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

very nice, very refreshing, clean crisp apple flavors come across simple non complex in flavor, enjoyed several of them and would buy again, not a typical beer, more like a hard cider

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Photo of mbratt93
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nchommowun
4.59/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My drink of choice anytime

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Photo of cougardraven
3.58/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's not the best beer, okay? It doesn't quite taste like a beer, it doesn't quite taste like a hard cider. But y'know what? It's pretty good, for what it's trying to be: a sweet alcoholic beverage that tastes like apple, but isn't just another cider. It does that pretty well.

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Photo of JoelClark
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.37/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ordybill
2.02/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has an overwhelming smell of artificial apple sweetener
Appearance- A very light yellow color no head at all.
Taste- Tastes like modified apple juice, not good.
Palate- A light bodied brew with a ton of carbonation.
Overall- I did not enjoy this at all. But I haven't had a good apple beer out of the three or four that I have tried.

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Photo of BB1980
3.06/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
2.77/5  rDev +3%
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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Photo of mdphill
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wer34truh
3.39/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I would have a hard time calling this a vegetable ale, or even a beer at all. However, as a Swede living in America, I've been looking for something that tastes like a Scandinavian-styled cider for quite some time. This might be it. Very sweet. Sufficiently tasty. Incredibly carbonated. Awful beer. Good for what it is.

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Photo of mj81
2.19/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.84/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is a glorified fruit/vegetable beer at best, reminds me more of a Seagrams more than anything else. It's certainly better than it's strawberry ale counterpart, but not by much. Overall, it's tasty, not much of a beer really, but it does go good with some Fire-bally.

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Photo of Ranger337
2.19/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

uhhhh....it tastes crappy. like a stale apple juice with a kick

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Photo of Scott-craft
2/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Crappity crap crap crap crap

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Photo of bgillespie
2.58/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Super clear light gold. Zero head or retention.

Smell: It does not smell like a beer, I do not pick up any hints of yeast. Smells like apples and sugar.

Taste: It tastes like carbonated apple juice, no hints of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Way too carbonated, it almost hurts.

Overall: While it is not a very good "beer", it does taste good enough to drink if you are looking for a cider or something similar. Probably better than the other options.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
1.71/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Smells just awful, to quote another reviewer, " like a bad yeast starter" I am reviewing a pint can and it is super carbonated and just too sicky sweet for me. I recall having a sip of this on tap a few moons ago, but either I was drunk or it is just waaay worse in a can. Like Apple juice malt liquor.

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Photo of mynie
2.18/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

First off--this is not a hard cider, you simpletons.

I'll drink ciders. There are some excellent craft ciders out there, and even the easy to find macro stuff is still plenty quaffable. Heck, I'll even drink an alcopop here and there. And fruit beers? Fruit beers are awesome! Not just the New Glarus stuff, either. I'm fond of trashy, accessible stuff, like Magic Hat's #9, and Sam Adams Cherry Wheat.

What I'm getting at is that I'm not so much of a snob to refuse to drink fruity booze. I am, however, quite leery of macro fruit beers, as they tend to, well, they tend to suck.

Redd's was the best thing at a recent party. It smelled horrendous, like a bad yeast starter, but tasted like a low-hopped, very light adjunct ale mixed with actual apple juice. Like something high school kids would mix together to make Natty Ice more palatable, basically.

Not the worst thing I've ever had, and not even particularly bad aside from the aroma. But I'm a fan of the style, and more open-minded than most, and this is just not a very good fruit beer.

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Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.3/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a decent Hard Cider

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Photo of AngelRex22
4.57/5  rDev +69.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks meh but feels, taste and smells good

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Kettle1
3.15/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Redd's Apple Ale from Miller Brewing Co.
2.69 out of 5 based on 1,042 ratings.
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