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
Ranking:
#3,932
Reviews:
566
Ratings:
1,675
pDev:
10.7%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,675 |  Reviews: 566
Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppity1
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of northbay47
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolberjs
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Found this in the cellar. Evidently I've let it age 5 and a half years on accident. Batch 9.

Cloudy straw color without much carbonation left. Not really surprising. No hop character left. Smells like a barleywine and Belgian yeast. Taste follows the nose with some straw flavor on the finish with a watery mouth feel. Still not bad overall, but obviously past its prime.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dsiegel13
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N1Nkasi
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good yellow appearance with a full on 1" of fluffy white head on the top. She's a looker. Aroma was pretty light, a little bit of lemon, mild belgian spice rack with clove, otherwise relatively clean.

Very refreshing, lightly hopped blonde/pale ale here. Keeps the spice rack minimized, very lightly toasted pale malts and high carbonation keep this a good summertime option. Mild bitterness well placed. Soft white grape like notes, lemon. Always crisp. Its not the most exciting beer or style, but it is completely dependable and really hits those 1st or 2nd beer of the afternoon spots come summertime around the pool.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very bright, light, and refreshing beer! Plenty of lemony citrus and grassy notes. Reminds me of.... Lemongrass!

It gets a 86/100.

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSanch8
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap [email protected] 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 -10.7%
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 +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CAcker
4.87/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,675 ratings