Redemption | Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.15%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by xlperro on 05-09-2004

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Ratings: 1,656 |  Reviews: 565
Photo of tubbnik
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of pigc
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 009

A - Pours a hazy straw colored yellow with thin head that fades away rather quickly leaving a perimeter lacing ring.

S - Subtle herbs, grass, lemon, light citrus.

T - Follows the nose. Lemon and grass up front followed by a semi-dry lingering finish.

M - Light bodied with light carbonation.

O - Very easy drinking blonde. Glad I tried this but not a beer I would seek out. A bit overpriced for what you get in my opinion but another quality beer by RR.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Photo of Dark33
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Higuerah3
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of gooch10186
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of N1Nkasi
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xenjoiii
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A- Pours a golden orange color with a large creamy off-white head that possesses amazing retention and stick.

S- The aroma is light and fruity with hints of spices and yeast.

T- The taste is pale malts with some faint citrus with hints of funk and yeast.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Very prickly on the tongue.

D- This beer is extremely refreshing and highly drinkable at 5% ABV. No problem at all to finish off the bottle.

Overall, Redemption is another fantastic brew from Russian River. I am falling in love with this amazing brewery.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours is a beautiful, effervescent, straw golden color with a substantial frothy head and great retention. Redemption smells of lemon and spices. The taste is bitter up front and spicy. There are some mild citrus notes and the finish is dry. The mouthfeel is creamy and the beer is well carbonated.

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Photo of mikereaser
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 009

Pours a light golden yellow with a 1/4 inch of foam that quickly faded to a layer of fine bubbles. Aroma is light bready grains, cloves and a hint of citrus. Very faint aroma overall. The taste is big lemon zest, clove pepper and slight grains. Very light bodied and crisp mouthfeel. Nicely carbonated and very easy to drink. This could be a nice hot weather beer. Very enjoyable

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Photo of toronadotornado
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask - San Francisco, CA - 12 oz. bottle poured into a glass

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Photo of silentjay
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a crystal clear neon yellow with a beautiful pure white head that sticks around forever and leaves artwork behind on the glass.

definitely yeasty, with some light bread aromas and some slight mustiness but not quite tartness. some light fruitiness and pilsner malts.

flavor is fruity, musty, and grainy with some lemon pepper and tartness. not quite puckering but definitely a bit tart. aftertaste is a bit herbal.

rather light bodied yet velvety with slightly prickly carbonation.

drinks rather well. a bit more tartness would be welcome, though this drinks fine as is. Russian River continues to impress.

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Photo of eifster82
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WanderingFool
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Redemption pours a cloudy yellow with a small, thin white head. The foam fades quickly to a thin sheet leaving minimal lacing.

The aroma has notes of orange citrus, wheat and lemon rind.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth and creamy. The flavor is light wheat, lemon rind and a touch of Belgian spice. It finishes dry and lightly tart.

Overall this is a very drinkable, smooth and creamy beer. Very pleasant.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(on tap at Russian River, Apr 2013)

A: cream yellow hue with a Kräusen-like foam top.... notable lasting haze.... more of a blonde ale than a "pale".... a few strands of lace stuck at the top of the glass.... love those blondes...

S: doughy, lemon peel yeast aromas hit first... some pale malt seems to slowly poke through... pretty straight-forward, though, like the rest of the beer

T: balanced between butter cookie dough malt and softly spicy banana esters.... delicate overall.... fruit and malt accentuates in the finish, but still mild and dainty

M: sort of a fluffy, open texture across the palate - low gravity + ample carbonation?.... a smooth silky flow establishes itself once the initial head dies away.... quite a light feel, though "effervescent" I'd call it not

O: a solid, pan-appealing blonde ale... nice "session" opener

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4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Thickfreakness
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle into my Bruery Tulip. Thank you 3rdto1st for this one!

A- Pours a light honey yellow with a brilliant white head. Nice and fluffy at first, but fades extremely quickly and leaves no lacing around the glass. Decent carbonation.

S- Nice tart lemon, funky yeast, pink peppercorns, fresh cut straw. Subtle citrus and piney hop notes. Nothing overpowering, but the understated tones and notes have a vibrancy to them.

T- Crisp and lemony! Nice little bit of yeasty funk and spicy white pepper. Nice little grassy and citrusy notes interweave on the tongue. A touch sour and tart. Really lively and bubbly on the tongue.

M- Pretty tart and Bretty... nice funk as it warms up! Lovely lemon-pepper bite mixed with a nice notes of citrus, green hops, and delicate sweet grains.

O- Really well done, but I'd expect nothing less from one of CA's top breweries. Perfect for this hot summer night. Crisp, clean, tart, funky, grassy, grainy and fruity! Excellent!

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Photo of joshuacavett
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer, but not what I expected. The golden pour with a slight to medium head. I was anticipating a sweet golden ale, but this is a much more bland, pale ale with a slight tart nose. Described on the bottle as a beer that is enjoyed by monks 1/2 bottle with lunch and 1/2 bottle with dinner, this beer is very drinkable. Carbonation is much more prevalent on mouthfeel. Things coming to mind while drinking this are gym socks, lagerish, lavender and malty. Would recommend this beer for the price, but probably will not buy again.

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4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a HotD tulip on 4/13/11.

Pours a cloudy yellow straw color with a half finger of bubbly white head that quickly dissipates to no lacing.

Smells of citrus, grass, a little spice, and yeast. Not a whole lot of complexity to this one. I was expecting more but it still smells good.

Taste is the same lots of yeast and spices. Also more grass and citrus tastes.

Mouthfeel is light weight with lots of tingling from the carbonation and spices. Very refreshing and with little resin makes this a nice refreshing brew.

Drinkability is moderate to high. Not to many thing to knock this brew but not a ton of standout either. Light mouthfeel and crisp taste would make this perfect for hot summer days when I need something to quench my thirst.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a shiny, cloudy golden color. Nice yeasty aroma. Good mouthfeel, citrus and yeast in the taste. Had this in a beer session with some higher ABV so this was a welcome, laid back beer. Nothing too fancy about it, but it's well balanced and refreshing with a clean finish. Not every beer has to be extreme, and this is a solid offering from RR.

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Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,656 ratings.
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