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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Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale gold colored brew with a big fluffy white head of exceptional creaminess and retention. Lacing is also exceptionally fine and creamy looking. Yeasty aroma is lightly spicy with cloves and pepper; some citrus and a mild mineral note.

Very tasty, combining restrained lemon and citrus pith bitterness with the spicy Belgian yeast notes; resembles an elegant witbier to some extent in its clove spiciness and citrus peel qualities. Its both subtler and more complex than that however; the spices aren't too in your face, and sit rather harmoniously in combination with the hops and a muted but underlying mustiness and very light funk.

Moderately light bodied with medium carbonation; manages to feel both smooth and crisp at the same time. Easy drinking and refreshing, with a lot of flavor for a lowish alcohol beer.

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Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of sludgegnome
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of duff247
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of iKrystin
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of USChuy
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Paige
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of kennethkearns
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of guajolote
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cmoody91
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of siddhartha
1.75/5  rDev -56.8%

Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a slightly murky orange with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight bitterness with each sip that quickly fades from the palate. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors that make this one quite easy to drink.

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Photo of polishkaz
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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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Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of 316nuts
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Bobheed
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very bright golden with slight haze with a shining white one finger head. This beer almost glows it's so bright

S: Belgian yeast, bread, slight citrus notes

T: Lots of juicy pear notes, some green apple, a little bit of citrus and a very small amount of hops. Russian River has nailed the small beer with this one. Nothing too complex or crazy about it, it just has all the right flavors and balanced perfectly.

M: Super crisp and refreshing, thirst quenching, with medium-high carbonation.

Overall I freakin love this one. It might be my favorite pale ale, Belgian or American style. It's just the perfect blend of flavors and is extremely refreshing.

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Photo of megahurts4
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Russian River Redemption

Appearance: lemon yellow, small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: yeast, citrus, and slight hops.

Taste: yeast, slight hop, and a malt-citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium-light.

Overall: the balance is wonderful. The flavors mesh very well and the flavor is almost light.

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Photo of Beerchaeology
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Kala1073
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of lemon zest, coriander, pepper, and some other Belgian yeast aromas, with just a touch of farmhouse funk.

T - Starts off with some lightly tart lemon zest with some coriander and a bit of other light fruits. Through the middle, some pepper and Belgian yeast flavors come through with a touch of farmhouse funkiness. The finish is a mix of tart lemon, other light fruits, and a touch of coriander and funk.

M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing. Good balance of flavors and it never feels empty.

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Photo of lalowdwn1
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,652 ratings.
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