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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%

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3.6
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 Batch 005 (5.65%). Pours a clear gold body with a small, quickly vanishing white head. Aroma of apricots, nectarines, pear, clove, coriander and honey. Taste of light fruits, coriander, and a malty bitterness. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Not my favorite beer from RR (is this a similar style to Doree?).

Batch 008 (5.15%). Pours with a hazy, very pale yellow body and a large white head. In my Bruery snifter it looks a lot like their berliner. Aromas of fresh cut grass, white pepper, tangerine, light yeast esters and aromatics. Decently hoppy (European hops). Pear. Flavors are light. Straw, grass, pear, [some spice, that I can’t quite put my tired palate on]. Quite spicy from both yeast and hops. Very lively carbonation, quite dry on the palate. Spicy and easy to drink. Nicely done. Overall score would go unchanged.

3.6
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
On tap at RR. Pour is clear golden with a big white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, hops, spice, and light malt. Taste is of yeast, fruit, earthy hops. Body is medium and well carbonated. Nice, easy drinker.

3.7
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
on tap at brewery. Nice funk aroma with malty sweetness. Good beer, very smooth and drinkable.

3.6
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
750 ML bottle. Batch 005. Nice Blond Ale that tastes bready and finishes dry. Some bitter spice comes through. A very refreshing summer ale.

4
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
75cl bottle, batch 005, thanks to larryLSB for picking this one up at the brewpub today. Golden body with a big rocky head and lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is a little fruity, with pear and lemon, some spice and honey. Light to medium bodied with a clean scrubbing feeling from the carbonation. Goes down light but super smooth and drinkable. Flavors of yeast and light apple-pear fruitiness, ending pretty dry and with an assertive herbal, leafy hoppy bite. Drinks like a perfectly balanced Bohemian Pilsener, with the added complexity and fruitiness of a Belgian ale. If I could get this in sixers, I think I would be drinking this all summer. Very light and refreshing, but not lacking in flavor and complexity.

3.8
larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Batch 005, bought at the Brewery earlier today. Nice nose, with a hint of sweetness. Beautiful light gold color with medium white head. Not too strong of a taste, light bodey, mild. Nice aftertaste. Overall a good blonde ale. I can picture the monks now...

4
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle, Batch 002: Clear golden color with a minimal white head. Pleasant aroma of floral hops, light citrus, some spiced notes and an underlying funked-up barnyard. Perfect mouth feel, light and crisp yet still retains some sort of substance. Flavor is bready malts, some light citrus, pepper and finishes mildly sour. Badass brew.

3.8
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Dark blond pour, some amber hints. Like a more flavorful version of the little white lie, sweet pale belgian malt, some fruit, citrus, and spices. Maybe the best of the day.

3.7
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2008
750ml bottle. Batch 004. Thanks Axilla. Poured a cloudy gold in color with a medium sized white head which left a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty, bready, with a little citrus. The taste is a little bready, sour doughy with a little lemongrass, citrus, and mild spices. Overall a nice brew.

4
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2008
wonderful blonde ale. smooth and pleasant with a subtle spiciness. i wish i this came in six packs and was distributed in illinois, i would drink it every day.


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