Redemption
Russian River Brewing Company

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From:
Russian River Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Blonde Ale - Belgian
ABV:
5.15%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 10.7%
Ratings:
1,693
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 26, 2020
Added:
May 09, 2004
Wants:
  316
Gots:
  347
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: This beer was inspired by the Belgian Single or Blonde Ales. It has a fruity, banana bouquet with a spicy, mild finish.
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3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by cratez from Canada (ON)

Rating from notes. Consumed January 2014. "A complex, delicate BPA with a welcomed tartness on palate. Tasty beer."

Jan 26, 2020
 
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
 
3.62 by Ajlvt from Washington on Nov 27, 2019
 
3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Aug 26, 2019
 
4.25 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 25, 2019
 
3.74 by DOCRW from Washington on May 29, 2019
 
3.64 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on May 10, 2019
 
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2019
 
3.81 by unclekeith from Alaska on Mar 14, 2019
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RaulMondesi from California

This one is spot on like that Budweiser dog with the ring around his eye. Like Philip Marlowe interrogating a witness, it’s just all kinds of clean and smooth. And like Bogart when he doesn’t get his vitamin b shots, it’s not exactly overpowering. No waboom! I’m here like Robert Mitchem cold cocking a perp. No sir! This one is just kinda here, existing to be. And you know what? Raul is ok with that.

Mar 11, 2019
 
4.25 by BennyProfane from California on Mar 10, 2019
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by GarrettB from Colorado

July 27th, 2015 - A lighter looking beer like the redemption is a bit of a whiplash after just having tried the stout, but I can still smell the sharp lemon-line scent on the nose. But the palate is a bit flat, with some cracker notes. More like a blonde ale, it has a hard time shining through after some of the beers here that have richer more nuanced character.

Feb 16, 2019
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

Straw with tons of carbonation and 3 fingers of white head.

Smells of Belgian yeasts, phenols, coriander and light malts.

The taste follows the nose to perfection for the style.

Light body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in San Fran, and am drinking it in Redding, Feb 3rd, 2019. Excellent rep of the style.

Feb 04, 2019
 
4.04 by BayAreaJoe from California on Jan 19, 2019
 
4.37 by BerryKumquat from California on Dec 26, 2018
 
4.19 by cd34 from Illinois on Nov 01, 2018
 
3.75 by BltByKrmn from New York on Oct 25, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Buck89 from Tennessee

Undated bottle poured into a snifter. A slightly hazy pale straw color with a thick white head. Crisp doughy and citrus aroma, that followed on the palate. White bread, dough, cracker, and citrus notes. Clean and dry on the finish. Lively carbonation per the style. Outstanding.

Oct 07, 2018
 
3.75 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Aug 15, 2018
 
3.98 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts on Aug 09, 2018
 
4.33 by TylerKing from California on Jul 19, 2018
 
4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Jul 08, 2018
 
3.75 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Jul 04, 2018
 
3.96 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jun 10, 2018
 
4 by Grovejr20 from New Hampshire on May 19, 2018
 
4.02 by cfcairns from Pennsylvania on Apr 19, 2018
 
3.96 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Mar 10, 2018
 
4 by paulish from New York on Jan 27, 2018
 
4.25 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2017
 
4.01 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Nov 27, 2017
 
4.19 by Hophazzard from California on Nov 24, 2017
 
4 by BergBeer from Hawaii on Jul 31, 2017
 
4.24 by TheBrewsky from California on Jul 30, 2017
 
4.22 by guild337 from Virginia on Jul 21, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Russian River Brewing Co. "Redemption"

Look: Hazy yellow body beneath a bright white head that displays very good retention and lacing.

Smell: Chalky citrus peel and lemon.

Taste: A dollop of sugar, some acidity but not tart, and lightly spicy. Some mineral character like crushed granite. Fruity with notes of apple, pear, citrus, banana. Very dry finish due to a solid bitterness and complete attenuation. A touch of herbal hops linger in the finish.

Feel: Medium-light in body, perhaps light-medium. Gently zesty, effervescent, very-fine bubbled carbonation.

Overall: Understated in a way, but still complex. Refreshing, interesting, and remarkably drinkable.

Jul 19, 2017
 
3.85 by CJNAPS from California on Jul 10, 2017
 
4.18 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Jul 07, 2017
 
3.88 by abagri from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2017
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3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by q33jeff from New Jersey

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06/17/17

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: cloudy yellow, small head. Some lacing.
AROMA: strong yeast, some citrus,
TASTE: Belgian yeast, wheat, touch of lemon, baking powder.
FEEL: strong carbonation as expected, a little pasty, but not too bad.

Jun 18, 2017
 
4.04 by Beer21 from Florida on Jun 12, 2017
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1693 ratings