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RATINGS: 622   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Sampled at Russian River on draught in mid-June 2007. Very light clear golden with a white head. Clove, a little grass and banana in the nose. Flavor of pale/pils malt, lightly phenolic, clove, banana, hay and citrus/lemon. Medium bodied, smooth texture with fine-beaded carbonation. Well-done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 17, 2007
750 ml bottle. Batch 002. Pours a hazy golden orange with an intense white head. Excellent lacing. Biscuity nose with hints of clove and citrus. Smooth complex body. Initial sweetness gives way to a crisp hoppy edge with hints of banana, lemon and clove.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernest (6148) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2007
750ml bottle, Batch 002. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime/orange zest, Juicy Fruit gum, clove, spearmint, pepper, honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Belgian golden ales just don’t get much tastier, cleaner, or more complex than this. Yes, it’s got a bit less going on in the nose and less tartness than the perfect 5 that was Bretty Redemption, but what’s left is still nothing short of amazing. And here I was all prepared to give it a mid-3 score. Sheesh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4253) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 Pour is orange with a bit of red and a nice white head. Aroma of fruity malt, hops, lemon, and spices. Flavors of Belgian yeast, citrus, banana, lemon, and some sourness. Very refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10731) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
75 cl bottle from Ledgers. Rich aroma of malt and grassy hop at first. Almost like a very rich lager. Except there is fruit present. Orange tinged gold color. White head, which left rather rapidly. Medium mouthfeel, a bit fizzy, and there is a slick feel for a moment. It finishes with some spice and bitter. There is a lot of fruit and spice in the middle. For me the fruit is stone fruit and orange. It is really very tasty, and it could be taken for a Belgian import.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2007 From the corked and caged 500 ml bottle purchased from the brewpub this poured a cloudy yellow gold with a nice sized white head that left average lacing. Big nose of fruit, with banana first, but also touches of apple, pears, and apricot. Mouthfeel is rich and almost oily. Yeasty flavor and a dry finish. Nice Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4127) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
25April07 on tap @ Russian River. light golden color. strong malt aroma. malt flavors. balanced hop finish. very basic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Beautiful golden honey color with fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, and spices. smooth light palate. Taste of banana, spice, lemon sourness, and spices with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2007
Pours clear gold with good carbonation and a frothy white head. Yeast esters, banana, clove, and spice fill teh nose. Light mouthfeel compliments the taste. Banana, lemon, breadiness up front with malt and spice in the back. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2007
Draught. Light golden body with a creamy white head. The aroma is grassy with lemony hops and sweet doughy malts. The flavour has a lot of base cereal malts with a nice fruit character and herbal hops. Finishes spritzy and relatively brash. Quite refreshing.
Sampled at the Pizza Port 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party on March 24, 2007.

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