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Erudition - Russian River Brewing Company

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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 27
Gots: 2 | 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)
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ber12, Dec 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

tswater, Dec 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

FATH3RH0P5, Nov 15, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

Sammy, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

jethrodium, Nov 01, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

Philousa, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Andrew_T, Sep 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

theempire, Sep 13, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

inlimbo77, Sep 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

GRG1313, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

wethorseblanket, Aug 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

ThomasG19, Aug 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

elNopalero, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DarthKostrizer, Aug 12, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

Served in a footed glass at the brewery.

A: No head. Hazy gold.

S: Fruity and softly pleasant. Very saison-like.

T: Good but not great. Not strange enough for me. Dry yeast, gentle floral-fruit with a slightly spicy kick. Good yeast, decent beer.

M: Carbonated, spicy, and good enough.

O: Recommended for people who like saisons. I probably won't have another.

AgentMunky, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

avaldivia, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jda007, Jul 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JebediahScooter, Jul 17, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

On tap at Russian River.

A - Served a paler, hazy orange with a fluffy but smaller off-white head.

S - Lemony and lots of peppery spice.

T - Same. Lots of lemon and pepper but nicely balanced.

D - Great carbonation and a lighter body.

O - A nice light lemony and spicy peppery saison. Good stuff.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

hanlonrn, Jul 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

chalkfullof, Feb 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

316nuts, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ObeMaltKinobee, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

stevecooks, Dec 08, 2011
Erudition from Russian River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.