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Red's Apple Ale
« on: February 04, 2013, 05:27:47 AM »
Saw this on the Superbowl commercials youtube channel (W9, the channel that carries the superbowl here, doesn't carry the same commercials) and was wondering, wtf, is it a cider?
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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 05:41:43 AM »
Not a cider.  Rather an apple flavored ale/ malt beverage.  Strong apple flavor.  I'm thinking it is targeting hard lemonade drinkers.

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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 05:45:01 AM »
It tastes like Apple-flavored Smirnoff Ice. I didn't really any "beeriness" to speak of.

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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 06:34:07 AM »
Oh I can't buy it anywhere within 2,000 miles from here, so don't worry about that.

It sounds like an Apple version of the Alcopops you see nowadays. (This is why I wouldn't bother with going to Delirium Tremens bar in Bruxelles, btw - filled with this crap).
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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 06:48:11 AM »
Really?

I'm headed that way this year - I'll make sure to scratch it off the list.

Actually, the only two things on the list are Cantillon and Westvleteren. After that, I'll have to do some research on what's close and worth going to.
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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 06:49:39 AM »
There have been a few apple beers put out in recent years - at least in the northeast such as Shipyard Applehead. Most are light lagers with overwhelming fresh apple flavor.
 
Funny story - I ordered one in a bar in Providence, RI once and the waitress asked "Would you like an 'east side rim job' with that?"  Is that legal? I thought.  :o   My friend said "What the hell, sure" and the glass came rimmed with caramel and dipped in brown sugar. It looked ... like the worst thing you can imagine from that name.
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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 07:21:46 AM »
Really?

I'm headed that way this year - I'll make sure to scratch it off the list.

Actually, the only two things on the list are Cantillon and Westvleteren. After that, I'll have to do some research on what's close and worth going to.

theoman can chime in here more than me, but the only part of Delirium Bar worth going to is the Hoppy Loft at the very top of the building.

If you want beer mecca, go to Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21739). Every time I'm there it's really great.

When are you planning to be in Brussels?
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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 08:27:14 AM »
After reading the above reviews, all I can say is thank heavens I did NOT pick up a 6-pack for $6 yesterday when I was tempted at the grocery store.  I actually looked at the bottles and packaging trying to figure out what this stuff was, and who made it.  Nothing - no information.  So I figured it must be a bad idea.  Wise decision apparently.  I hate artificial apple alco-pops.  No better than Woodchuck.
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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 10:05:43 AM »
It is a Miller-Coors product. I figured it must be a big beer brand if it was advertized during the superbowl.

A review from Ratebeer
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Taste is sharp, sweet apple juice. Nicely carbonated. Nice apple flavour, but I'm hard pressed to find any actual beer

http://www.reddsapple.com/
The website is pretty ambiguous too, except for the 'Great Beer, Great Responsibility' logo at the bottom. There is only one brewery in Albany, GA that I can find - Miller.
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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 10:15:12 AM »
Really?

I'm headed that way this year - I'll make sure to scratch it off the list.

Actually, the only two things on the list are Cantillon and Westvleteren. After that, I'll have to do some research on what's close and worth going to.

theoman can chime in here more than me, but the only part of Delirium Bar worth going to is the Hoppy Loft at the very top of the building.

If you want beer mecca, go to Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21739). Every time I'm there it's really great.

When are you planning to be in Brussels?

Probably August - I told my wife we had to go to Europe before we had kids.

We each picked a country, and we're going to end up in Germany because her sister lives there.
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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 10:40:27 AM »
Really?

I'm headed that way this year - I'll make sure to scratch it off the list.

Actually, the only two things on the list are Cantillon and Westvleteren. After that, I'll have to do some research on what's close and worth going to.

theoman can chime in here more than me, but the only part of Delirium Bar worth going to is the Hoppy Loft at the very top of the building.

If you want beer mecca, go to Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21739). Every time I'm there it's really great.

When are you planning to be in Brussels?

Probably August - I told my wife we had to go to Europe before we had kids.

We each picked a country, and we're going to end up in Germany because her sister lives there.

Check out A La Becasse in Brussels.  Quaint little place with a good beer selection, especially if you like lambics.
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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 10:54:01 AM »
Funny story - I ordered one in a bar in Providence, RI once and the waitress asked "Would you like an 'east side rim job' with that?"  Is that legal? I thought.  :o   My friend said "What the hell, sure" and the glass came rimmed with caramel and dipped in brown sugar. It looked ... like the worst thing you can imagine from that name.

I will never drive by Blackstone Park in the East Side without thinking of this from now on. Blecch.
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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2013, 01:52:18 AM »
Really?

I'm headed that way this year - I'll make sure to scratch it off the list.

Actually, the only two things on the list are Cantillon and Westvleteren. After that, I'll have to do some research on what's close and worth going to.

theoman can chime in here more than me, but the only part of Delirium Bar worth going to is the Hoppy Loft at the very top of the building.

If you want beer mecca, go to Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21739). Every time I'm there it's really great.

When are you planning to be in Brussels?

Yep, what Phil said. Good call on Cantillon - it's a must. PM me when you get closer to having your plans nailed down and let me know what kind of place/beer you're looking for. I'm happy to help out. There are so many great spots in Brussels and all over Belgium, it's a waste to bother with Delirium.

Just to complicate things for you… I'll be around in August except for the couple days when I'm hoping to make it to London for the Great British Beer Festival. ;-)

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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 03:00:17 PM »
Good to see this thread, I know I'll skip this one.

The king of apple beers still remains New Glarus, Apple Enigma FTW! :D


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Re: Red's Apple Ale
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 03:34:29 PM »
i bought it, i tried it, i actually think woodchuck isn't terrible.  i didn't the same thing about redd's.  when the label actually says 'caramel color added', it's kind of a dead give away that you're drinking cheerleader beer.