Redd’s Strawberry Ale

Today’s Mistake: Redd’s Strawberry Ale. Strawberry beer? Why?

redd strawberry

5% alcohol by volume

12 ounce bottle

Price: $2.39

ABQ: 25.10

Have you ever had a strawberry beer? Of course you haven’t! You’re on this website, so you can probably read, and therefore would have the good sense to avoid something that ridiculous. And believe me, I’m not entirely opposed to fruit beers: I will drink at least 400 cans of Hell or High Watermelon before Labor Day. But strawberry beer is a dumb idea, and it should not be “a thing.” It should be banished to some dark, miserable corner of hell and set on fire a second time, just to make sure. The fine people at Redd’s, those masters of pure liquid misery, decided to ignore my pleas and release this, a godawful blend of their flagship apple beer and fermented strawberry Smuckers. If it’s anything like the apple beer, I’ll be in a sugar coma by the third sip and unable to form coherent sentences by the last. By the way, out of curiosity, I googled strawberry beer and came up with two other examples: Abita’s Strawberry Harvest and Samuel Smith Strawberry Ale. I bet one of those is actually pretty good. Too bad I’m drinking Redd’s.

Color

It’s got a weird, red tint to it. Looks like the regular Redd’s with several drops of red food dye.

Taste

This is a joke. Nothing on earth is this bad unless it’s on purpose.

Mouthfeel

Like a soda pop!

Packaging

Those cheap sons a bitches didn’t even spring for a strawberry label. Gotta keep that brand recognition going.

Price

Expensive.

Final Verdict

It’s a lot worse than the regular apple, which was already a colossal pile of shit. 1 out of a possible 5.