Redemption | Russian River Brewing Company

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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

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Added by xlperro on 05-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,663
Reviews:
566
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
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307
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342
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Photo of BSanch8
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA
A: Yellow cloudy, hazy, big off white head that last long
A: oats
T: lightly bitter, tart
MF: medium body, average carbonation, abrupt finish
OA: Very good beer for the style, not to repeat
Drank: April 14, 2016

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Photo of MusicaleMike
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on March 21, 2014.

Vibrant gold body with a definite chill haze going on. The head is white and fluffy, and leaves a thick collar of lacing around the top of this glass.

The aroma shows a little age. Subtle fruitiness, like apple, pear, white grape juice. Yeast has a definite presence here, giving off hints of herbal spices, doughy bread, and pink peppercorn.

Belgian yeast gives this a dry, lighter body. Notes of chardonnay, pears, soft herbal quality.

I need to try this fresh. Two years in the bottle did not do this beer many favors. It wasn't really oxidized at all, but time did fade this beer. Maybe some cardboard-like qualities starting to develop.

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Photo of kristinc
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CAcker
4.87/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brought back a bottle of this with me when I came back from a 2 week trip to California in July of last year. Bottled on 6/12/15. Had this sitting in my cellar until tonight. Poured out of a 12.88 oz. corked bottle into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a fairly cloudy/hazy light to medium golden with a good number of little streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly rising to the beer's surface. Has a fluffy, creamy looking white head that's about an inch thick when first poured that settles to a solid 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick with good retention. Pretty nice lacing too. Aromas of crisp, grainy, bready malts along with banana, citrus, and clove. The taste is pretty much the same, with a crisp, bready, grainy, somewhat sweet, slight caramel, malt flavor upfront that nicely gives way to a hint of yeasty funk along with banana sweetness and a bit of a bite from some definite clove spice. Not really any discernible hop presence here. Has a crisp, yet smooth, frothy, and even a bit of a creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Finishes clean. Extremely easy to drink for all the right reasons. A very good take on this style from Russian River!

Eric

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Photo of bonercityUSA
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of littlebeer
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griggsy
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of windowside
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4nimal
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maxifunk777
3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of injectr
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fehrminator
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BillT916
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour a very hazy straw yellow (oN draft), whispy foam head. Aroma is a mixture of pepper, Belgian yeast esters, maize, and light toasty malt. Smooth body, good sweet level, some bitterness at the end. Well rounded and complex. An underrated RR beer (if possible) for sure.

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

Poured from a 375ml bottled 3/21/14 a nice pale cloudy yellow with an orange hue with a very thin head that disappears quickly. The carbonation in this beer was wonderful adding another dimension to a Belgian blonde that is a style I typically do not go for but this was lovely and crisp. Great beer.

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Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle was poured into a tulip glass. Batch 9.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale yellow color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Red wine barrel, wheaty, bready, vanilla, and yeasty.

Taste: Very traditional blond ale flavor. A bit chewy, wine barrel flavor, yeasty, a little twang, and a little funk.

Mouthfeel: Light, a bit chewy, medium carbonation, yeasty, and light wine funk.

Overall: Very traditional blond ale with some wine barrel flavor. I'll look forward to this one again whenever I come across it in my travels.

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

Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,663 ratings.
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