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Redemption - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,414 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,414
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 283
Gots: 274 | FT: 15
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 05-09-2004)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Keananmichael5, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

RPH2327, Aug 18, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -6.7%

Stillyman11, Aug 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

cfadams17, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured into a Riedel tulip glass. The liquid is a super-cloudy orange that almost looks like it could be OJ. The pour kicks up a thick, creamy off-white head that fades relatively quickly and leaves a nice amount of lace.

Aroma is dried lemons, cardamom, cloves, bananas, and the other smells typical of yeasty belgian blondes. More emphasis on cardamom here than normal, though.

Taste is similar, with cardamom and cloves taking the lead, and a nice dark-fruitiness makes itself known mid-palate, bringing some raisins and grapes into the mix. Finish is slightly drying and a little bit spicy, and the aftertaste is a nice mix of all the flavors. This one tastes a lot more meaty than most other Belgian blondes I've had, probably due to the heavy-handed emphasis on cardamom here. It's a little overpowering, but welcome to me since this is a style I don't often like as much as this.

Mouthfeel is amazingly silky. Medium-bodied, with a nice creaminess imparted to every sip from the lingering foamy cap.

Overall, this is a really nice Belgian blonde. It manages to keep the trademarks of the style (yeast, lemons, cloves, etc), while tweaking them slightly to make it a bit more interesting.

MasterfulIdiot, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

DanFromIndy, Aug 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50.4%

sjrodriguez, Aug 14, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%

Wayne17, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Keelin, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

MrDave, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

bcerv-ca, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

gkoz, Aug 09, 2014
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sillyhed8, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

spark3148857, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

tsgooch79, Aug 08, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pale straw color, slightly cloudy, thin white lacing

S: Lemon, citrus, tequila, vanilla, fresh and slightly funky

T: Similar to the smell, funky yeast with lemon and bread, clean, refreshing finish

M: light carbonation, minimal finish

O: Not my favorite style but much less cloying and sweet than other Belgian styles-- drier and crisper. Well-made.

Ready4aHeady, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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webmouth247, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

mecmd, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

comrade_tony, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

craigdb, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

vfgccp, Aug 05, 2014
Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,414 ratings.