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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 12/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a pale golden amber. Light head leaves a ring around the glass, slight lacing. Aroma of wheat, light malt, yeast and Belgian spicing. Sweet wheat flavor, almost reminiscent of a heffeweizen, light malt and Belgian spice. Finish is sweet wheat and then an increasing bitterness. Pleasant, but not quite as good as the best Belgian pale ales. An interesting ale that I will revisit.

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Photo of mooseo
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.68oz bottle into tulip.

A - Pours a brilliant clean golden with a large, tightly packed white head.

S - Light bready sweetness, Belgian yeast, mild lemon zest and herbal grassy notes.

T - Taste follows the nose with a delicate bready sweetness throughout. Elements of lemon citrus, tangy Belgian yeast, and herbal spice all add to this beers complexity. Finish has a light earthy hop bitterness and breadiness.

M - Silky, light-medium body, prickly carbonation. Semi dry.

O - A great Belgian style offering from Russian River. Highly drinkable and seems like it would pair well with meat & seafood.

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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%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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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%

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

Not 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%

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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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Redemption from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,668 ratings