Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.6/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One 1/2 pint wasn't enough, so I had a second.
It pours an amazing orange-hued amber with a medium-sized off-white head and a smattering of patchy lacing.
The aroma is certainly the high point of this brew, though the rest ain't bad either! A smell reminiscent of a fresh cut blue spruce comes to mind. Smells of citrusy grapefruit, orange and lemon zest is direct and potent. A sweet malty smell lingers through. A light perfumy rum alcohol aroma rises from the depths.
A solid, slightly sweet, almost oily doughy malt body lies a firm foundation for all the varied hop tastes to dance and frolic about. Bitter orange, pink grapefruit, essence of pink and floral hop flavors abound. A taste of over-ripe pears and hint of cherries in cream is noticed.
A rich golden rum fuminess releases in the exhale.
This is a really decadent and flavorful brew!
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2005 16:58:35 | More by BeerResearcher
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Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
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