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Redemption | Russian River Brewing Company

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1,663 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.15%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by xlperro on 05-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,275
Reviews:
566
Ratings:
1,663
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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307
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Ratings: 1,663 |  Reviews: 566
Photo of DoktorZee
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle; no best before date, but it is noted as Batch 012 and we're told to age it in the dark! Unfortunately I'm drinking this one!

A - nearly clear yellow golden ale that pours a thick, one finger head with practically solid lacing. Lots of tiny bubble rising to the surface.

S - very slightly astringent and yeasty nose. Some slight hints of ripe fruit.

T - no better way to describe this than as a super-balanced beer. Tight and restrained hops bitterness rides a biscuity malt backbone and finishes with a slight bitterness at the back of the through. Nothing truly dominates but the flavors are well interwoven. Finishes extra dry.

M - very light body held up by a creamy carbonation. Very thirst-quenching. Would be a fabulous warm weather beer.

Very nice Belgian Pale; super balanced and extremely easy drinking. Would make an amazing session beer, even at 5.5% ABV.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RoobDogg
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of LambicKing
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of cunninsa
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Jesse13713
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First beer out of 6 that I ordered from LetsPour. I've loved every Russian River I've had previously. Poured into a Maudite tulip glass.

Batch 012

Appearance - Gotta say I love uncaging and uncorking every R.R brew. A sharp looking beer that throbs and shakes with life. A porous, yeasty head that is sudsy in texture. Slick and brief lacing to the tulip glass. The brew is a scrumptious-looking sunshine yellow. Opaque with a mysterious look to it all. Generously carbonated and lively. This beer really couldn't look any more delicious.

Smell - Citrus and lemon peel right off the bat. Faint bubblegum. Belgian yeast is very apparent. A bready yeast smell outshines any other notes of fruit that I may be missing. A bit flat.

Taste - A very interesting Belgian brew. Russian River tones down the sourness a bit with this beer, and lets the carbonated flavors of club soda, Belgian yeast, and lemon do the talking. There is a faint flowery hint of hops in the aftertaste, as well as a timid spice at the end of the scope.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - All in all, the beer is very smooth and enjoyable. The expected sourness is still present, though it is toned down just a bit to let the Belgian properties shine. Perfect for a summer night. The beers complexity, however, leaves a bit to be desired.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad...an average Belgian Ale. I am spoiled though, I just got done living in Europe for the last few years, so I had regular access to Belgians beers and other European greats! Anyway, this is my least liked caged and corked beer (this and damnation) by Russian River. Straw/pale yellow beer, good carbonation. Very average on taste, a nice hoopy bitter flavor, but not much else in the way of flavor. Not a lot of depth. Overall a very average beer....

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of USChuy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Paige
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of kennethkearns
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,663 ratings
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