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Redemption - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,421 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,421
Reviews: 542
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 285
Gots: 279 | 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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Photo of fatmusic14
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden hue, very airy head, dissipates quickly, no lacing.

Smells like a Belgian. subtle tones of citrus and honey, slight bakery feel.

Tastes very light. Summery, even. Hints of fruit, sweet tones complimented by sour tastes.

M - extremely carbonated tastes almost sharp, refreshing but strong.

O - disappointed in this. Would not buy again.

fatmusic14, Jan 29, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served into a Delirium Tremens snifter. Batch 010, almost 2 years in my cellar.

A - There's clearly a solid layer of sediment at the bottom of the bottle, I'm definitely pouring this one slowly and making sure to not disturb the yeast. It pours a slightly-cloudy straw gold. It almost looks like fresh-squeezed apple juice. It produces a thin player of eggshell white head that dissipates quickly and leaves almost no lacing.

S - My favorite part of this beer is definitely the nose. It has that classic Belgian yeast character of pepper and spice, but there's a solid backing of under-ripe pear and a bit of barnyard funk that makes this one special. The slight fruit nose definitely comes out stronger after having been cellared for a couple of years.

T - Light, crisp, spicy, fruity, and pretty solid. It's not as outstanding as the nose, as I feel the yeast notes and some of that funk can be a little dominating over the beer's other characteristics. Virtually zero hop character to speak of at this point, although I don't recall it being there in the first place really.

M - Medium-to-high champagne-like carbonation. It's appropriate for the style and lends a bit of liveliness to the beer that wouldn't be there otherwise. Smooth finish. Very dry and clean.

O - This is a great representation of what is an often-overlooked style. Low in alcohol, complex and full of flavor. This is the perfect lunchtime beer, and can easily be paired with tons of different foods without dominating the meal. Now if only it was a little less expensive...

ESPNman, Jan 24, 2013
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Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,421 ratings.