Deviation - Bottleworks 9th Anniversary - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevanb:
4.26/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served on tap at a Russian River take over at Toronado SF on February 12, 6oz pour into a stemmed tulip. Review is from notes.
I was very excited to try this beer, first time for me, and to have it on tap is a great treat. It pours a murky burgundy color, touches of reds, browns with a soft fizzy off white head that dissipates immediately, no lacing. The aroma is nice, sour fruit, light funk, mild citrus and light oak character. The nose is nice, balanced, not too sour, not too funky, not too oaky, but not that pungent or dazzling. The flavors are right in line, light citrus, juicy sour fruit with lighter acidity, touch of vinegar, oaky funky, a bit of brett character, a little bit of vanilla is in there as well. The flavors again fail to really pop or resinate in a meaningful way, clearly age is starting tone things down in this beer. The body is really nice, light, lively, zesty, coats the mouth well but finishes so smoothly and with almost a creamy texture, very easy to drink.
Verdict: A very good beer, but one that has probably seen better days, I would have really liked to have tried this fresher, but better late than never. A fine beer, but not a world beater.
Serving type: on-tap
02-14-2013 03:38:44 | More by kevanb
More User Reviews:
4.95/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Opened last night with friends along side some other outstanding beers but this one was the high point of the night for me.
Bottle opened with a nice pop, very well carbed. Poured a golden color with a small white head ( was a fairly small pour so it didn't kick up to much foam). The smell was acidic with definite funky cheese notes. The taste was sour and surprisingly bright for a 5 year old American Wild Ale. The mouthfeel was light and well carbonated. Overall this was tied with beat b3 for the best beer of the night. Beat out cable car 2012 DDG b1 and b2. The Russian rivers beat out lost abbey the whole night.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2013 20:46:52 | More by rowingbrewer
4.09/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Tiny head.
Smell - Sharp lactic acid. Some lemon and hay. Slight acetic note.
Taste - Nice lactic acid. Citrus sourness. Hay. A little lambicky. Grainy. Funky and a little peppery.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.
Overall - This is still really good. Impressive for an American sour.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 01:45:22 | More by Alieniloquium
Deviation - Bottleworks 9th Anniversary from Russian River Brewing Company
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