1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Erudition - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Erudition
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
89
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 96
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 28
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.15% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 04-28-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jsanford
jsanford

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

01-27-2013 20:08:20 | More by jsanford
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at O'Brien's Pub in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 20:48:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of BeerLover99
BeerLover99

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-20-2013 18:46:17 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of drewone
drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

01-20-2013 00:54:07 | More by drewone
Photo of drummermattie02
drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-19-2013 05:08:59 | More by drummermattie02
Photo of n2185
n2185

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-18-2013 21:29:29 | More by n2185
Photo of brandoman63
brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-16-2013 23:18:01 | More by brandoman63
Photo of Gobzilla
Gobzilla

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

01-16-2013 06:12:22 | More by Gobzilla
Photo of spycow
spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-11-2013 23:49:15 | More by spycow
Photo of msondel
msondel

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-30-2012 19:57:19 | More by msondel
Photo of arash1000
arash1000

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

12-27-2012 05:49:16 | More by arash1000
Photo of ber12
ber12

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-23-2012 03:44:03 | More by ber12
Photo of tswater
tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-14-2012 15:32:10 | More by tswater
Photo of FATH3RH0P5
FATH3RH0P5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

11-15-2012 22:00:15 | More by FATH3RH0P5
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2012 01:14:49 | More by Sammy
Photo of jethrodium
jethrodium

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler. Pours a hazy golden amber with a small white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is earthy with a light mineral note, a hint of apple, and a peppery note. The Taste is dry and earthy with a bit of pepper. The finish is dry and earthy with some light apricot. Medium body. Medium carbonation. A pretty solid American Saison.

Serving type: growler

11-01-2012 05:24:42 | More by jethrodium
Photo of Philousa
Philousa

California

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Imbibed on tap at Russian River Brewing on 9/30/12. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a hazy orange with thin, irregular white head. Lots of spices: clove, pepper, but very light with some coriander and banana. Lots of lemon in the nose. Malt is perceptible, but not enough to describe other than light. Pungent, slightly barnyard yeast with a swirl. Taste starts with with honey-like sweetness and turns pungent quickly. Orange and some grapefruit citrus come next followed by a soft bitterness and nectar with hay. Feel is slightly viscous, finish dry. 

It becomes a little too thick over time, but I like the spiciness. Very complex, and overall light Saison. I wish I could manipulate yeast the way RRBC does.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2012 18:38:07 | More by Philousa
Photo of Andrew_T
Andrew_T


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-26-2012 01:37:20 | More by Andrew_T
Photo of theempire
theempire

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

09-13-2012 23:52:22 | More by theempire
Photo of inlimbo77
inlimbo77

Delaware

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz teardrop Belgian glass
Enjoyed at the brew pub in Santa Rosa, CA on 9/5/12

A: This one came out a hazy yellow/gold color. There was some nice carbonation as well. Some sticky bright white lacing that left lots on glass.

S: On the nose, I got the typical spicy and yeasty aromas. Definitely some pepper.

T: This is a nice little Saison. The taste follows the smells that I was pulling. You get that spicy pepper on the front of the tongue. Then some of that farmhouse like yeast flavor in the mid mouth with a nice dry finish. Very crisp and refreshing with an ABV that is hidden well.

M: It's medium bodied, good Saison.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2012 17:20:02 | More by inlimbo77
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-05-2012 05:44:56 | More by GRG1313
Photo of wethorseblanket
wethorseblanket

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the source.

A: Pours a slightly hazy egg yolk yellow with a 1" which head which fades to the rim leaving stringers and spots of lace.

N: Peppery spice, bready yeast, hay/grass. Slightly musty grape skins, floral esters and herbs.

T: Yeasty and spicy (pepper, cloves), lemon citrus. Fairly straight forward Saison.

M: Semi-moderate body with medium carbonation. Dry and semi-bitter with a mildly prickly finish.

O: Basically good, refreshing, and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 22:42:48 | More by wethorseblanket
Photo of beerpadawan
beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-25-2012 19:10:09 | More by beerpadawan
Photo of ThomasG19
ThomasG19

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-17-2012 16:08:53 | More by ThomasG19
Photo of elNopalero
elNopalero

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is Russian River’s saison, and a tasty one at that.

It pours a hazy golden-straw color with a foamy white cap. Very peppery, very zesty aroma, with a light floral note rounding it out. The flavor comes across as being zesty, sharp, light and grassy, with a hint of white pepper and a pleasing floral, estery finish. As it warms it opens further, with its floral character becoming more and more pronounced. An expertly done saison. Fresh and refreshing. Yum.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 18:01:15 | More by elNopalero
Erudition from Russian River Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.