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Redemption - Russian River Brewing Company

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1,469 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,469
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 289
Gots: 288 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 05-09-2004)
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jeremiahoden, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Smileitsfreetobehappy, Sep 26, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +3%

I have had this fresh, at one year old and this is a two year old bottle.
Nose: Light funk with apricot to peach mixed with light pineapple.
Pours a hazy peach under a rapidly descending off-white finely bubbled foam cap. Lacy.
Palate: peach and caramel with hints of apricot and cherry.
Very creamy medium light body with medium high carbonation.
Verdict - the younger the beer the more vibrant the fruit flavors are and the head lasts longer the younger the beer is. Even at 2 years it is a very drinkable beer but it is better fresh.

pat61, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

tikk, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

cshafer7, Sep 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Mikeluzzjr, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

indianabeerman, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

thatoneguymike, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Robloc303
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Batch 012. Appears cloudy golden, with aromas of yeast and floral notes, maybe a hint of citrus. Not too much on the palate other than the expected taste of yeast and a trace of lemon and a mild bitterness. Very well carbonated and easy to drink. The finish is dry, but the yeasty flavor sits for a long time. Very refreshing. I could easily drink multiple bottles. I would say this is a good average Belgian Ale.

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

cj8311, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Makubex, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

PaulsBrew, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

aztraz, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Johnny_Danger, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

kwjd, Sep 09, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -9.7%

Smckee, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Moses_Malone, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

TwoTrees, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jtladner, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Having never partaken of a Russian River product, to say I was excited when I learned my neighbor had returned from a trip to California with this beer is somewhat of an understatement. Unfortunately he could not get the Pliny's, but nonetheless, I was ready to try this one. Side poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pours a nice hazy golden color with a good, two finger head that has good retention (about halfway through the beer) and leaves little lacing. Exactly what I expected.

Smell - Citrus, cloves, bananas, tartness, and big wheat and yeast. A good nose on this beer.

Taste - Follows the nose closely. Wheats and yeast are certainly present, with the tartness of orange peel and lemon zest adding some zip to the taste. the spices are also intermixed throughout, making for a complex and very drinkable beer.

Mouthfeel - Finishes clean, smooth, and fresh. Medium carbonation and body.

Overall - This is a good example of the style, and a good beer. It didn't blow my hair back, and maybe because of the hype surrounding the brewery this review isn't the most impartial. I think I did a good job though. However, for the difficulty of obtaining this beer, there are a dozen others that are just as good. Condor recommended, Condor approved.

TheCondor, Sep 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

JStampler, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

DPCJR, Sep 04, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -60.3%

Mattyice4, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

mrjmann, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

brittanylicious, Aug 31, 2014
Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,469 ratings.