Monday, 3 July 2006

Review: Redd's Dry

Redd's Dry from South African Breweries plc
Rating: C-

Appearance: Pale gold color, with head! The head is the first tip off that this isn't just a cider. The label calls it a "fruit ale"
Smell is very distinctly of red apple (not green!)

Taste: huge red apple flavor. No malt, no hops - maybe the only reason they call this "ale" is the kind of yeast used? The label indicates a "hint" of apple. Maybe a hint wrapped around a brick.

Mouthfeel: aftertaste is reminiscent of aspartame. Carbonation seems a little low, the "dry" tag doesn't seem like it quite fits.

Drinkability: perhaps I'm biased because I prefer green apples to red ones and this is definitely a red apple beer. Didn't feel like a second bottle.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-03-2006 03:09:46

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