“ Brand: SAB Miller / Beer: Fruit Flavoured / Poland / Type: Ale „
I was first introduced to this beer on a holiday to Poland and couldn't believe how wonderful it tasted. Now, whenever I am on holiday and find a restaurant or bar that sell this, I order it. My favourite is the Apple Flavour and the reason for this is simple, THE TASTE IS AMAZING. Also, abroad, the price for this beer works out to be around 57p!!!!!! (How much?!!!.... yeah 57p)
I tried finding this drink in London, England, however unless you live near a specialist Polish shop-you're doomed. I live in Greenwich and at present, I can only locate this beer in three shops near me with some distance to drive-Old Kent Road (the off-license) a few doors along from the Petrol Station/Marks & Spencer Garage, The Polish Shop on Streatham High Road called 'Polish Specialities' and a sweet shop come part-time off license in Peckham (Peckham Hill Street) opposite the bus stop outside Peckham Library. However finding parking in Peckham near this shop is a mission in itself if you want to avoid a parking ticket!
There are now three flavours of Redd's to choose from. If you ever see me about at the Sheraton Hotel in Krakow or in Krakows famous market square this will be what I will be drinking and here are my personal preferences and ratings:
1) Apple-5 stars
2) Sun-4 stars
3) Red-4 stars
Finally this drink at one stage was marketed more towards women, however, men like myself enjoy this drink just as much.
Redd's Sun was the last of my Redd's experiments, fortunately they're range was limited to the 3 beers, Redd's Lemon flavour was probably the worst of the bunch, with an overpoweringly bright orange label it's impossible not to notice this one.
Unfortunately the taste was not special at all, I had quite hopes for this one - imagining a lager and lime sort of taste instead it has a distinct bitter fruitiness to it like the citric sparkled flavour water at Marks & Spencers that has a specificly bitter spicy taste to it.
I imagined something refreshing like Lemon Fanta & beer but instead it was more like the sharp flavour of Schweppes Bitter Lemon mixed with a weak lager. The lack of taste of alcohol is in fact a bit misleading as it does still contain 5.1% alcohol. The beer has barely anything of a head and if this shimmering label should try to grab your attention, I would recommend walking on by!