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Redemption - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 297
Gots: 294 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.15% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 05-09-2004

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375ml Bottle - thanks to zacs for this one

BA Review #900

Appearance – Hazy yellow colour with a smaller size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, lemons, coriander, oranges

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a high amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of wheat mixed with lemons and a bit of spice (coriander/cloves). There is also some orange flavour and a bit of a honey sweetness. It ends with a slightly tart lemon and spice aftertaste.

Overall – It really does taste like a hefe and the flavours are very fresh and vibrant. I enjoyed every sip and I could honestly drink this beer every day. It would work especially well on a warm summer day. Another fantastic beer by RR.

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Here goes my very first Russian River beer.. I've heard many great things about this brewery, but since I live in Illinois, bottles are hard to come by. Thankfully, I was able to land a few..

Appearance: caged and corked (I've never seen this on a 12 oz. bottle before). Pours golden blonde with a surging, voluminous near-white head.

Smell: there's some similarities to a hefeweizen in the nose.. faint clove, with a bit of fruity esters as well.

Taste: Prior to Redemption, I've never had a Belgian style single; so I wasn't sure what to expect. It's not overly complex, yet there are some delicate flavors woven in. Soft fruit (pear perhaps?), Belgian yeast, and champagne are detectable.

Mouthfeel: the mouthfeel is a little on the effervescent side, which makes initial sips feel a bit spritzy. Finishes smooth.

Overall: To be completely honest, I felt a little underwhelmed drinking Redemption.. only because my expectations for my first beer from Russian River were through the roof. I do however understand they're highly revered for a reason, and perhaps I should've chosen another one of their offering to drink first. Don't get me wrong though, Redemption is still a quality brew.

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Corked and caged. This blonde ale pours a soft cloudy yellow with no head. Smells of Belgian yeast spice, cloves. Tastes pretty typical.. Spices, banana, cloves, some oaky notes. Strong carbonation, very fizzy mouth feel. Slightly bitter and drying end. What I do like about this compared to most is the over all balance.

*Batch: 008

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First non Pliny I've had from Russian River.

A: 2 fingered, soapy white head with decent retention and good lacing tops this cloudy golden yellow bodied brew.

S: Banana, clove, some spice, and good amount of belgian yeast.

T: Similar to the smell, was able to detect a good level of malts along with the light citrus, grasses, and cloves.

M: Creamy light bodied brew, very easy to drink.

O: Not a bad brew, thanks RR!

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Batch 9; poured into a tulip.

A - Pours a hazy golden brown with one finger of white head. Head dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing.

S - Smells of bread, Belgian yeast, a bit of lemon and pepper. Very nice.

T - Similar to smell, a bit of lemon up front followed by Belgian yeast and some spice, mostly pepper. Taste of bread follows. A bit of earthiness on the finish. This is very enjoyable.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a dry earthy finish.

O -- Really enjoyed this and would definitely get this again.

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Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
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