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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Redbridge is a hearty, full-bodied lager brewed using imported Hallertau and domestic Cascade hops. It is brewed with sorghum and has a well-balanced, moderately hopped taste.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Bottle in pint glass. Burnt-orange, clear liquid with large-bubbled, 5 finger head. Aroma is clean banana popsicle. Taste is initially mild apple cider,with slight banana. I donít really taste any hops, but it isnít a bad thing. Interesting offering from A-B, probably the best I have had from them. The bottle says there is no barley or wheat in this beer, just sorghum. It is a bit sweet, and definitely not a session brew, but Iím glad they made a sorghum beer. To me it is better than any beer A-B brews with barley.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Fresh bottle consumed on 3/4/07
Clear golden-peach body is lightly bubbly, producing an off-white head that is small and shows moderate retention, little/no lacing.
Sorghum is easily distinguishable in the nose (gives a light buttertoffee/graham cracker/vanilla sort of aroma/flavor) and provides light sweetness, while citric hops are actually apparent, though lightly so. What I dont find is any DMS or diacetyl OR acetyldehyde. Wow, thatís a first. The sorghum gives a slight roundness to the aroma as well, that, while perhaps not so appropriate for a pale lager (which should be all about crispness), is still pleasantly surprising when taking in to account that this is a Bud product. And hop bitterness and light yeast apparency do add enough dry/crispness on the finish to make it passable. Medium strength of aroma, no alcohol noted.
Big sorghum flavor emulates the nose, with more residual sweetness than you usually get from AB. Buttertoffee is strong, with light dough and biscuits towards the finish. Gentle hop bitterness helps control the malt, some very light lemon and orange flavors, with a touch of grassiness. Carbonation is moderate, and while not tight or engaging, is at least not overly aggressive. The only slight flaw that I noticed was a bit of a metallic flavor on the end.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2007
The 12 ounce bottle poured a clear amber beverage with a fizzy white head that was completely diminishing and left almost no lacing on the glass. The aroma was surprising enough malty even though there is no malt involved in brewing this beer. There were also subtle fruity notes of grape and apple with grassy overtones. It had a medium body with lively carbonation and a watery texture. The flavor started off lightly bitter and stayed that way through the somewhat short finish. Not much here but for those individuals that are allergic to gluten this is not such a bad alternative.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2007
12oz bottle-Body of a light amber with a decent white head. Aroma of malts and hops.Taste of hops with a big dry finish. Not bad for AB I think is better than Lakefronts Sorghum brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hayduke (3465) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
I only paid $7.95 for a six-pack of this at my local North Coast Coop here in Eureka, CA. IF you need gluten-free beer this seems like a good price for something so specialized. It poured a clear amber with a nice white head that left almost no lacing. Nose of malts and hops. Mouthfeel is somewhat rich and fniish is dry. For an AB product this is actually pretty decent.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1859) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2007 Sampled @ the WXPN/World Cafe Live mini-brew fest. The local A-B rep had some trouble describing this beer except to tout it was "gluten free and had a big buzz on the internet". Rep said it retails for $28 USD a case in the Philadelphia area. Other than being the first sorghum based beer I ever sampled there is not much going on here. If Redbridge gives people an beer option who are allegic to gluten and usually donít enjoy beer than more power to A-B.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
haddon90 (1490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Probably the most expensive AB beer iíve ever bought. Pours a clear copper color with not much head. Malty aroma, with a hint of brown sugar and a touch of hops. Thick. Like Ritterkruez said, syrupy. Light hops, somewhat dry. Not too bad for AB.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Just a touch on the syrupy side, with the hops becoming more evident as it warms.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Off golden copper w a small white head No real aroma Pal is lt a thin water Yuck yuck yuck Aweful

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Pours a nice amber color with a small white head. Interesting aroma - mix of malty sweetness and hops. Flavor is more of the same, but good. I likes it!


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