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Redemption - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 283
Gots: 275 | 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:
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(Beer added by: xlperro on 05-09-2004)
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Photo of thegodfather1076
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Really cool presentation! Attractive label with eye-catching logo and text. This beer is corked with a wire cage holding cork in place. Cork says Russian River and gives a graphic of glassware to be used. Back label is also very creative giving the definition of “Redemption” as well as a detailed description of the beer. Also, just in case you missed it on the cork, the appropriate glassware to be used is indicated again as well as the appropriate pouring method.

Appearance: Poured out of a 12 oz. Corked bottle into a 16 oz. Snifter. Pours out a cloudy hay like yellow with a 1 finger airy white foam head. A good deal of carbonation rises from the glass. Lacing was excellent. Head retention was amazing, sticking around for the entire length of consumption. Only after 14 min did it slightly dissipate into a foam coating.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of lemon, clove, and banana. A light sourness along with a slightly yeasty smell is also detectable.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes of grassy earthy hops with hints of lemon and that same light sourness that shows up in the smell. Lemon is the dominate taste as it comes back through on the back end.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Definitely on the very light end of medium bodied with this beer. It has an above amount of carbonation as well. The effect of the head retention gives it a slightly more thick feel than it actually has. Very drinkable, goes down easy!!!

Overall/Comments: This is only my second Russian River beer and first out of a bottle. I was very impressed! Very good beer from start to finish. Highly recommend! Classified as a Belgium Pale Ale at 5.5%. Batch 12. Consumed on 11/20/2012.

thegodfather1076, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 11 bottle, shared with fellow beer geek at the "try out till we blacked out" tasting. Thanks to Morningstorm for the share!

A: Clear light yellow color, yeast sediment looks like lemon juice. Looks like any old Belgian ale.

S: Pilsner malt is most prominent, with some very obvious Belgian yeast. Supporting bitterness from the Saaz.

T: Mostly pilsner malt with a hoppy finish. A vague hint of bretts acidity. Very mellow and extremely balanced. In no way overpowering.

M: Medium heavy carbonation. Lots of burps. It's a manly beer that way!

O: The thing about this style is that it's never going to set the world on fire for me. I do think, however, this is as good as a Belgian blonde ale is going to get for me before venturing too far into either the IPA or the sour side of things. The balance in this brew is amazing, with little hints of everything. Interesting stuff, highly recommended.

Dennoman, Dec 24, 2012
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Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.