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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.15%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1523) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Hazy orange pour with a nice white head. I get a little straw in the nose, mixed with white grape. Nicely carbonated, slightly heavy mouthfeel. Very dry. Slightly spicy at the start finishing with a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (297) - USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bought from Russian River & poured into a pint glass a lovely light yellow with a white head. Aroma is of oaky lemon funk. Grabbing the Belgium yeast. Flavor is incredible lemony citrus. Maybe a bit of grapes? Excellent blonde style done well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firefly54 (228) - - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma - yeasty, white wine, wheat, grassy note some funk. Taste - usual Belgium flavours, quite subtle, yeast, lemon. Tastes like a standard Belgium wit to me. Clean, crisp, drinkable but nothing brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2053) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw hue, Thick White Head, some lacing S: Funky Yeast, Lemon Zest, Green Grape, mild Banana T: Lemon, Wheat, Grassy, Funky Yeast Finish M: Well Carbonated, Light Bodied, Funky Taste Overall, a decent Blonde Ale with a definite presence of Brett. Easy to drink, but doesnt blow you away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a bright pale yellow with lots of bubbles and a small white foamy head. Smells like chardonnay, banana and a little oak. A little citrus/lemon as well. Taste is very slightly tart lemon up front with some banana and spice leaving a very crisp clean aftertaste. Body is extremely light and carbonation is high. Russian River has wowed me again. I don’t love this brew, but expected to hate it as I do most Belgian pales. Not their best beer, but very easily drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
apotekhin (57) - ISRAEL - OCT 1, 2013
Yellow hay color. Citrus fruity aroma. Taste is lighter than expected. Semi sweet, a bit like white wine. After taste is delicate. A fun Belgian ale. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
(bottle - corked & caged 375 ml) Slightly hazy gold pour with a thin white head. Spicy aroma with some light fruit at the front and a nice yeasty finish. Citrus at the start with a sweet and spicy middle and a dry and slightly spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Poured a thin layer of head on a hazy, golden colored body. The aroma is nice: pear, dry grain, bread and apple cider. Light and pleasant. The taste has a dull sweet pear flavor, some mild lemon bitterness and finishes with a touch of yeast. The texture is great. Crisp and fizzy. The taste lacked depth and complexity, but it was still an enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (134) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
From a bottle. Pours a hazy straw color. Head dissipates quickly, leaving a thin lace. Aromas of bread, orange, banana, clove. Upfront flavors are pepper, citrus and biscuit. Finish is bready with citrus. A dry finish--more than I’m used to with a wheat--and hoppier than average. Very nice. Crisp, hoppy and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltman53 (311) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 12, 2013
On tap at the brewery, this Belgian golden style was listed at 4.8 ABV. Hazy, straw-colored pour, yeast-forward nose, fruity esters prevailed over any clove or banana flavors. If you like your Belgians to show fruit rather than clove or banana, Redemption is indeed a redeeming choice.

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