Publication - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 54 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
3.7/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Growler shared by RoyMunson.
Pours a dark gold in color. A very nice inch or more of head forms on the pour. Looks very nice in the glass.
Smell is spicey/peppery with some belgian yeast. There's also a hint of tartness as well.
Taste is more of the spicey saison qualities that you'd expect. It was commented by someone that this is like Beatification without the barrel aging. For what it is, it's a pretty good saison. Nice carbonation and bite in the mouthfeel. Not very sessionable. After a glass and a half I was tired of it. Has good flavor though.
Serving type: growler
10-30-2009 18:40:19 | More by FtownThrowDown
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4.98/5 rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance- This is quite an attractive beer which pours up a finger and a half of pure cotton white head. It had good retention and the lacing is above average. The body is a light amber/golden honey color that is warm and hazy from the yeast.
Nose- Brettanomyces dominates the aroma and flavor which has a very funky finish. The aroma is strawberry jam. Some spice and a little bit of heat but this is mostly strawberries.
Taste- There is a definite tartness that is very present but still quite palatable. It moves from tart lemonade to sour cherry that returns to the strawberry jam of the nose. Earthy yeast as well. Such stunning complexity that my taste buds are having trouble keeping up. There is light alcohol and some bitter hops on the finish. This is so complex that it doesn't even taste the same after each drink. It runs rampant through the fruit section (strawberry, banana, and cherry) with some honey to boot. Somehow this beer manages to pair sublimity and robustness.
Mouthfeel- Light bodied and alive with carbonation. This makes the mouth and tongue tingle.
Drinkability- Absolutely delightful. This beer begs you to drink it.
Overall- One of the best beers I've ever had. If you see it, you must try it. Even if you don't like saisons. This beer is that good. A+
Serving type: on-tap
03-31-2013 06:02:08 | More by artoolemomo
4.3/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Monks.
Pours a dark hue straw color. Acidic with some leathery flavor. Not much head on the pour, very citrusy. Oranges, lemony, some grapefruit with a funkiness to it. Tastes leathery, with some wet wood.
Lighter medium body, simply really refreshing, tart, and zesty take on a saison. Another great beer from RR, I'm glad I got to try it.
Serving type: on-tap
11-28-2011 03:20:18 | More by islandboi8204
Publication from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.