Erudition - Russian River Brewing Company

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45 Reviews
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Reviews: 45
Hads: 231
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 7.37%
Wants: 28
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.15% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: xlperro on 04-28-2005

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Reviews: 45 | Hads: 231
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden brown with a half-finger of white head. Smell is a noticeable mustiness and some nice citrus and spice notes. Taste is similar to smell, with a pretty predominant yeast funkiness, a bit of a mineral taste, along with some grapefruit and faint lemon. Finishes very earthy. Medium mouthfeel, which is pretty crisp and has a nice lingering earthiness. Overall, I really enjoyed this and would have it again. Almost a bit heavy for a saison, but still refreshing, delicious and interesting. (506 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks a little strange but great flavor. (40 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This arrived as a dark yellow with a fairly thin head. Lace is minimal.

The smell is pretty decent, but seem to be either dominated by one herb or simply lacking any others. The taste is similar, in that it's somewhat lacking in variety and the interesting flavors brought forth by other saisons. Mouthfeel suffers along these lines as well. The simplicity doesn't suit the style. The drinkability is still good. (415 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.45/5  rDev -15.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. So-so saison, certainly displaying white pepper, coriander, and yeast which is an obstacle. Not a lot of inviting spices, however. Quaffable. Blonde coloured body. Merely hint of lemon. Appropriately carbonated. Would like some more bold taste. (267 characters)

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4.62/5  rDev +13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks goes out to Estocker who has been instrumental in helping complete my Russian River -tion Quest! Shared with my doppelganger while sitting around the pool on my birthday! Served from growler into a Stone nonic multiple times. Poured golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, and spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, spices, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a great Saison. Probably one of the best I have had to-date. Very easy drinking and nicely balanced. Never would have guessed the alcohol was 7%+ as this one seemed quite sessionable to me based on flavor alone. I could see myself killing a growler of this no problem at all. A definite must try without a doubt! (883 characters)

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Erudition from Russian River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.