jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 Yeah, the barrage of commercials for this during the NCAA playoffs finally sucked me in. Pint can poured into a pint glass, although I would have been just as well to drink it out of the paper bag. Pint can costs $1.50, not exactly Founder’s or Three Floyds quality here. Pours a clear, fizzy yellowish amber. No head or lacing at all. Aroma of imitation apple similar to processed kids apple juice. Taste is a lot like hard apple cider with a pack worth of Sweet Tart candy in it. Extremely sugary and sweet. There is definitely a ton of sugar in this. No beer taste at all. Calling this an ale is like calling Mad Dog 20/20 wine. Palate is thin, watery, heavily carbonated. Finish is bitter but with a candy like sweetness. Overall...I dunno. I want to dislike this, but can’t completely. While I think it is more of the sweet tooth talking, I like this. No way I could drink more than a pint’s worth at a time without getting a sugar headache though. ronaldtheriot (1936) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Redd’s Apple Ale has a thin, white, fizzy head, which dies right away, no lacing, and a very bubbly, clear, golden appearance (think apple juice). The aroma is much like an inexpensive, sparkling apple wine, and the taste is the same. One does pick up the slightest shade of barley malt in this, but bitterness is nonexistent. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Redd’s Apple Ale finishes crisp, fairly refreshing, and drinkable. It is more lager-like than ale-like, really. For what it is (and, that’s a style I don’t particularly like), I rate it as "good" (or a "B"). If you like flavored beer, you’ll probably like it. If you don’t, you probably won’t be thrilled with it. RJT
PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Strange, not quite a cider, not quite a pale lager though it retains elements of both (the ale moniker notwithstanding). Is it good as a cider? No, it has the apple juice qualities of many macro ciders. Is it good as a pale lager? No. But in this case the whole is truly more than the sum of its parts. The apple flavors make it a little more flavorful than most pale lagers, and the beer parts make it less sweet and cloying than many macro ciders. On the whole, drinkable. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a touch of light caramel color and zero head. The nose is light apple skins with some light sugary sweetness. The flavor is rather sweet with lots of apple juice and not a whole lot else going on. There’s no beer flavor or even a whole lot of alcohol noticeable in this. Rather sticky and clingy on the mouthfeel with fizzy prickly carbonation. This is pretty bad. Obviously catering to the malternative crowd here. blipp (9303) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Relatively light sweetness compared to what I expected, with crisp-ish apples and a relatively clean finish. Really not that bad.
thatnigga (1) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
yo this ish is good if you want a cold fizzy apple drink. taste like a cheap apple cider but its not bad if your not a fan of watered down cheap stuff big companies call beer. = good cheap beverage NachlamSie (3485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Sample from the Redd’s promo girls at Sweet Lime’s. I just want to say that this is a cider. I feel like I need to get that information out there because the commercials and the marketing are very misleading by insinuating this is a beer. This is a cider, folks. A very sweet, as in straight apple juice and add sugar, cider. optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle - this is NOT an ale and I have a wicked headache after one bottle. This is a shite attempt by miller. This is a cider with an aroma of farts. I'm done.
-optemoz Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
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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This was available here in Utah for a week or so. I really liked it when I could get it.