backell (1) - USA - MAY 2, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As a person with Celiac disease I wanted to add my own review to this beer. Understand that this was my first beer in four years. Gluten-free beer is the only alternative I have as neither wheat nor barley is going to be doing me any favors. Hence, my ratings are on a "GF scale". When you live GF a while you learn that not everything is going to taste the same. The main thing I was hoping for is a beer that really tasted like beer and I found one. I was actually surprised how MUCH it tasted like beer as I was very skeptical. Anyway, thanks to AB for making a national GF beer.
schne361 (18) - - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 This is my favorite gluten free beer, in the sense that it tastes the most like a normal beer. It is a dark brown color with a nice foamy head. It tastes like a lager with hints of wheat, hops, and malt.
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Different. Reminds me a little of cherries. Nice hoppiness, a bit thin, sweet, a lingering superlight molasses-y flavor. It’s crisp and refreshing. That is is an A-B beer AND has flavor is amazing, though it doesn’t have a lot of substance. I’d drink it again, and I’m not wheat-intolerant.
Slipstream (2231) - USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 Thanks to Greg for this. So Redbridge is another stealth release from Anheuser Busch. Now that is a surprise! Amber pour and a fluffy head. Good aroma of citrus, malt, and something unusual, the sorghum perhaps. Flavor of fruits, rice, and cereal. This is an excellent choice for those who are avoiding gluten. A much better than expected brew, and the best thing I have had from A-B.
Cybercat (4035) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unlike any beer I have had before - not radically different, but distinctive since it is brewed using sorghum. The flavor has fruity undertones and a nice jazzy feel, no bitterness.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Redbridge Beer Made From Sorghum--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--25 IBU’s.? (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Gluten Free. No lace thin head. Clear bright dull gold color. Mild floral hop front. Crisp malty mild tangy mellow sweet caramel sorghum butter malt body. Mild tangy balanced crisp hop end. Surprisingly Good. Sampled 2/7/2007.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 The aroma is light and mildly sweet with a faint perfumed soap aroma. Those good soaps that are just for show mind you, not the ones you wash your butt with. It actually smells of in a non-beer kind of way. The bosy is a light amber/copper color with a diminishing white head that starts a thumb thick, fades, but then holds. As pale lagers go it looks pretty inviting.
That perfumey sweetness is there int he fore. It tastes a little like patchouli and potpurri mix. Yes, I have tasted both. It finishes with a sort of apple and flower finish. Has a moderately biting carbonation and detactable hops. This is not a bad beer at all. I actually think this puppy would sell well if marketed as a ladies (or guys) who hate beer. That being said....it’s good for what it is. My raped tastebuds are screaming for more.
mattd017 (51) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow... A-B really actually took time to come up with this one. Pours a cloudy brown, with red hints. Has a good thick white head and a ring around the outside of the glass maintains through every pull on the beer. Lacks any lacing, which is dissapointing. Has a sweet, malty scent. Nice fruit flavor, with slight hop bite and something else in the ending. Could be Sorghum. I am incredibly impressed. Much better than that Red Hook crap A-B tries to sell as real beer.
As I scan through other ratings I feel many people see the A-B crest on the label and automatically feel they CANNOT rate it above a 2.5. Perhaps I am rating it high, as it is made by A-B, and it is drinkable...
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NOt bad, something new. Little bit incipit and quite soft but nice to drink and taste it too.
Dissolve (1) - USA - FEB 17, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
My overall score may be somewhat high, but when you have celiacs disease and it can cost upwards of $40 to find a six pack of beer (including shipping), I will definitely rate this one higher. I found out I had celiacs in the summer of 2006 and along with that found I had no beer to drink. It may not be good to those of you who can drink regular beer, but to those that cannot find sorghum beer in their area other than this, it’s more of a reflection of angelic voices. I don’t know how many bottles I have drank in the last month, but while it lacks some of the better qualities of some craft beers, and it is sweet (being that sorghum comes from sugar cane) it is a highly tolerable beer and much better than some of the others I have tried. I see it more as a savior for those that have celiacs disease. After a few, it tends to grow on you.