VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.375l at APEX, Portland. Batch #010. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, tropical fruits, citrus, some sweetness, hints of Belgian yeast and malts. Massive fruitiness.
Beerathon (1596) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best Belgian ale (blonde) I’ve ever had. Second time enjoying it, first time rating. Great Belgian yeastiness, almost saison-esque. Soft carbonation with nice fluffy head and lacing. Hazy golden yellow color. Little orange zest and clove in aroma. Great stuff.
baraciisch (2348) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy straw yellow in color... Aroma of light Belgian yeast, bananas, cloves, light citrus, grains, hay... Flavor is light grains, citrus, spices, bananas and wheat, finish is spices, light yeast... Enjoyable
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ADfan (659) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle it has a hazy light yellow color with a nice head. Aroma has some sweetness, lemon and malt. Taste has tropical fruit like mango and papaya. There is also some cinnamon spice on the finish. Great finish.
Brigadier (3275) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle
In order to clear some space in the cellar I grabbed this still fresh bottle of Redemption and cracked it open on a lazy evening. Proving Russian River is more than just a branding ploy, this Belgian sparkles with qualities that should make it a daily drinker for those lucky enough to live on the West Coast.
Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy base mixes warm caramel with golden yellow. Slow falling white head melts like snowflakes. Light yeast, lemon, and citrus aspects tickle the air with a bright feel.
Flavor / Palate - A full body of sourdough bread, lemon butter, and citrus punch through the palate. A malty core gives smooth depth. A very easy drinking release compares favorably to anything you would run across in the Midwest including the best staples from Jolly Pumpkin. I will have to try future batches the next time I travel west.
minihame2 (276) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amazingly clear. Golden colour, thin white head. Faint aroma of malts. Sweet with hints of banana. Taste is slightly sweet, very enjoyable. Soft mouthfeel. Really nice.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/17/2014. Bottle at the Toronado in San Diego. Cloudy orange with a creamy white head. Light fruit, grain and grassy aromas. Light spices, fruit and bitter hops. Nice balance.
maddmatt639 (321) - Pacifica, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light retention and no lacing. Smells of peach, wheat and floral. Tastes of yeast, peach and floral. Sweet aftertaste.
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rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at pizza port solana beach.’pours slightly couldn’t straw limited head some lacing. Nose floral fruity and dough. Clava of fruit, bread and some peach. Taste light sweet very light bitter. Light/med body med carbonation. Very drinkable!
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a pretty standard belgian ale to me. there’s some subtle fruits and spices in the aroma and flavor, but they’re too subtle. doesn’t look much different than a Coors. 8/11 has grown on me a bit over the years...not a RR favorite, but not bad either :) "