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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.15%
Editor’s Note: There is no brettanomyces in the base Redemption beer served at the brewpub. This entry is for the draught version as well as bottled batches 002 and onward.

ABV info:
Batch 002: bottle listed as 4.8%, actual ABV 6.14%.
Batch 003: bottle listed as 5.3%, actual ABV 6.01%.
Batch 004: bottle listed as 5.65%
Batch 005: bottle listed as 5.65%
Batch 008: bottle listed as 5.15%
Batch 009: bottle listed as 5.15%
Batch 010: bottle listed as 5.15%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
digrod (124) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Batch 011. Pours golden with thin head. Aromas of fresh fruit, honey, and yeast. Flavors are the same plus banana, cinnamon, and cloves. Super smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (4247) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2466) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADfan (691) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (305) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maddmatt639 (329) - Pacifica, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Light retention and no lacing. Smells of peach, wheat and floral. Tastes of yeast, peach and floral. Sweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1932) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
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!

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