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 projectflam86
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this through a trade with youradhere. Cheers!

375ml corked and caged. Batch 011

A- Pours an incredibly pale golden color with a thick white foam head that leaves great lacing.

S- Light ripe fruit and toasted malt with some earthy hop aromas. A very familiar bready Belgian yeast aroma is present as well.

T- A bit hoppier than I was expecting, but very well balanced with a sweet finish. A touch spicy with some citrus and floral flavors coming through as it warms.

M- Light bodied and well carbonated. Dry and snappy.

O- Overall a very solid Belgian "single". Refreshing and easy to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of alexgash
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle. Corded and caged. Batch 010.

Nice hazy powder lemon body. Finger of sticky, lacy, eggshell white head. Nose of yeasty wheat (sourdough starter), powdered sugar, orange and lemon zest, and a little apple-y fruit.

Clean, lightly toasted bread notes up front. Mildly sweet powdered sugar fruit fills in, briefly, before peppery bitterness and faintly citric acidity take over. A little hay and yeast into the dry finish. Moderate body, with a lively, lilting feel. Refreshing and complex. I like that.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of beershlitz
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased Redemption batch 011 bottle at the craft beer 6 pack store in Philadelphia. Drank from a Ommegang chalice.

Appearance: Yellow-orange color with very little head retention that dissipates almost immediately. Hazy like a typical wheat beer.

Smell: Citrusy and yeasty with hints of lemon and banana.

Taste: Wheat flavor with some yeast and fruit, light to medium carbonation.

Mouthfeel: This blond ale is about medium bodied and balanced, decent drinkability.

Overall: Not a bad beer but at $9/bottle would expect something a little more remarkable..this would be a great summer session brew if the price was right.

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of MaxSpang
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a St. Bernardus chalice. Batch 11


This brew is a really light straw color. When first poured, it was almost crystal clear, but a bit of yeast came up and added some haze. The head was pure white and about a finger. It disappeared fast, and left no lacing. It looks like a nice refreshing beer.


Fairly light in the nose, but nice. There's some nice banana aroma, sort of like a weissbier. There is some light sweetness and malt, followed by a bit of bread aroma. The Belgian yeat is present, but not as overpowering as other Belgian pale ales. Nice aroma!


Again, very light but pleasant. Very slight Belgian yeast spice, such as clove. It is followed by slight banana flavor. There's just a tinge of sweetness to round it out. There's a bit a malt in there, but overall the flavors are extremely light without being watery.


This beer is super drinkable. It's nice and dry, leaving only a little residual sweetness on the tongue. The carbonation is medium-high.


This is a nice little beer. I don't normally like Belgian style pale ales, but this is nice. It's mild enough to be really drinkable while having enough complexity to satisfy.


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Photo of Dope
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 009

A: A hazy golden pour with a huge frothy white head atop it. Lacing is solid and head retention is great.

S: Lemons, grass and pears.

T: Again, lemony up front. Some bready yeast with grassy hops. Pervading pears/apples. Some sort of odd funkiness along with spices (peppery) towards the backend. I'm not sure what it is. It almost tastes like a pilsner sometimes.

M: Pretty light and crisp but not watery.

O: Decent BPA. Pretty simple, drinkable and tasty.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,661 ratings.
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